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CFSU(O) has implemented a three-pronged process to disseminate important messages to the entire NCR Defence Team.

First, the website is the dedicated online resource for information distributed to the DND/CAF community in case of emergencies and delivers essential messages in an effective and timely manner. This tool is accessible to the entire Defence Team, 24/7 from any location with Internet access, as well as on any mobile device with data available. It is also accessible through the Defence-Wide Area Network (DWAN). In case of an emergency or breaking news, a red banner will be visible on the homepage and will redirect to a dedicated section on the website. Members will be able to obtain information on the current situation, points of contact, special instructions, timely updates, and other pertinent details.

An information line has also been installed to deliver any pertinent messages as well as updates. By simply calling 613-995-0133, any member of the Defence Team who does not have access to the Internet can call to hear an up-to-date pre-recorded message on the situation.

To conclude, if deemed necessary an email will be sent to all Defence Team members within the NCR via DWAN containing the relevant information.

For more information please contact the CFSU(O) Public Affairs Officer.

Events in the calendar must relate to the Defence Team in the NCR and can occur directly in the workplace, as well as within the community such as social activities, charitable events, information sessions, military concerts and ceremonies.

To add your event to the calendar, email us and include in the subject line “Community Calendar Request”. You can also submit your request using the online submission form on our Contact page.

Be sure to include the following information in both official languages:

  • Name of event
  • Date and time (include an end time if relevant for your event)
  • Location
  • Brief description of the event (maximum 200-300 words total for both languages) – can include a link to additional information, a point of contact, how to purchase tickets, event schedule, special guests, and more.
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Editor-in-Chief: Colonel Angela Banville, Commandant CFSU(O)

Publisher: Luc Girard, Senior Manager, PSP Ottawa

Content Manager: Major Mario Couture, Senior Public Affairs Officer, CFSU(O)

Editor: Catherine Villeneuve, Communications Officer, CFSU(O)



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