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Tag: <span>Diversity</span> – Fostering greater diversity

Celebrating diversity in the Canadian Armed Forces during Black History Month

– I was born and raised in Nigeria, and now proudly serve as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Nothing aside from experience ever prepared me for this work within a multi-faith environment with men and women from such diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds…

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Celebrating countless contributions of Black Canadians in the military

– Throughout our history, Black Canadians have a long tradition of serving in uniform and helping to protect the prosperous country we enjoy today, despite facing racism and discrimination.

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Sailor of the Quarter known for promoting fitness, helping others

– He may not have been born in Canada, but Leading Seaman Eric Saenz, originally from Costa Rica, has become a valuable member of the Royal Canadian Navy, and was recently named the Atlantic Fleet’s newest Sailor of the Quarter.

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National Defence celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Advisory Groups with series on inspirational women

– The National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter of the Defence Women’s Advisory Organization is hosting a set of “Lunch and Learn” events called our “Inspiration Series”. We are inviting inspiring women from across the Defence Team in the NCR, each of whom have had a different journey, each journey with a different set of challenges along with a different set of lessons learned.

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CAF begins processing claims in LGBT Purge settlement

– The LGBT Purge was a dark period in Canada’s history, and while we can’t change what happened, we can work towards reconciliation, learning from the past and righting the wrongs that occurred.

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CAF champion for women leads gender seminar with the Jordanian Armed Forces

– Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) champion for women, Commodore Rebecca Patterson, led a mixed panel of Canadian, Jordanian and NATO members during the October 22, 2018 gender seminar held at the Jordanian Peace Operations Training Centre.

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Royal Canadian Dragoons Cadet shares her candid story

– As Indigenous youth, we must show the world what we are made of in order to abolish stereotypes. It feels great to tell my relatives that I am part of something that not only helps me improve myself but also helps others. The Cadets empower you to become the best version of yourself, and to feel strong and proud about who you truly are.

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CAF issues administrative instructions related to the LGBT Purge

– The Canadian Armed Forces provided initial instructions for administrative action related to the implementation of Bill C-66 – The Expungement Act, and the LGBT Purge class action lawsuit Final Settlement Agreement, in CANFORGEN 160/18 and CANFORGEN 184/18.

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Government of Canada unveils the Canada Pride Citation

– The Government of Canada is taking action to address the historical injustices experienced by LGBTQ2 federal public servants, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Armed Forces members and to commemorate their resilience, bravery and sacrifice.

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CAF members celebrate Hispanic Day on the Hill

– This year, the celebration had an additional connotation, because the Latin American Heritage Month Act S-218 has been approved at the federal level in both the Parliament and the Senate. Therefore every October, there will now be an official celebration of the Latin American Heritage month in Canada. 

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