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NCR – Defence Advisory Groups – Open House

19-09-12 10:00 - 14:00
NDHQ (Carling) | QGDN (Carling)
Address: 60, prom Moodie Dr. Ottawa ON

9 Sept, 2019 – NDHQ(Pearkes) Main Concourse, from 1000-1400 hrs

12 Sept, 2019 – NDHQ(Carling), Building 8 Atrium, from 1000-1400 hrs


Did you know:  that prior to 1972, persons with disabilities in Alberta were routinely sterilized?

Did you know:  that in 1995 Sunera Thobani was the first woman of colour to become President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC).

Did you know:  that in 2004, women made up slightly more than 50% of Canada’s population but only 21% of the House of Commons?

Did you know: that in 2005, Canada was the fourth Country to legalize same-sex marriage?

Did you know:  that in 2009 Sharon McIver wins her battle to force changes to the Indian Act so that grandchildren of Aboriginal women who marry non-Aboriginal may be granted Indian Status?


Come out and discover your local Defence Advisory Groups. Find out who they are, what they do, and how you can get involved!

Representatives from all five groups will be available to answer your questions.

Look for:

  • Defence Advisory Group for Persons with Disabilities – DAGPWD
  • Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group – DVMAG
  • Defence Women’s Advisory Group – DWAO
  • Defence Pride Network Group
  • Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group – DAAG

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    Looking for a unique opportunity to engage on Bell Let’s Talk (BLT) Day with your senior leadership? Look no further.


    Mental Health Co-Champion, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, is pleased to host a Bell Let’s Talk Breakfast on January 29 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at Carling Campus focusing on mental health in the workplace. He will be joined by special guest and his Mental Health Co-Champion, Deputy Minister Jody Thomas.


    This informal session will provide a small group of Defence Team members the opportunity to share breakfast and discuss important mental health topics at Defence. This breakfast will provide a unique opportunity to learn about leadership’s key goals and priorities and for them to learn about what is top-of-mind for military and civilian members across the Defence Team.


    The goal of BLT Day is to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness and support mental health initiatives around the country by talking, texting, and tweeting about mental health. So, let’s talk and encourage the normalization and continuity of this important conversation.


    Interested in attending?

    Please send your name, your organization, what it is you do, and any other information about yourself you would like to share, as well as the main mental health questions you would like to discuss to: +Internal Communications internes@ADM(PA)@Ottawa-Hull by no later than Wednesday, January 22. *Building and room location to follow in invitation.

  • 20-01-29 10:00 - 20-01-29 11:00

    Defence Team members in the National Capital Region (NCR) are invited to attend an event highlighting #BellLet’sTalk Day. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 29, from 1000 hrs to 1100 hrs in the atrium of Building 5 (by the Starbucks) at NDHQ(Carling).


    The event will focus on actions to create positive change in the workplace where there is an increased awareness around mental illness and acceptance of talking about mental health. It is an opportunity to learn simple and practical tips that can help you have a positive impact on your life and those around you, learn about the resources available to support your personal well-being, and hear what Defence is doing to build and sustain a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.


    During this event, audience members will be invited to participate and electronically submit questions in an informal arm chair discussion highlighting the mental health of all Defence Team members, featuring Mental Health co-Champions Deputy Minister, Jody Thomas, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, and Mr. Jerry Ryan, President of the Federal Government Dockyard Trade and Labour Council East, who will be joined by departmental mental health and well-being experts.


    Defence Team members who have questions but are unable to attend the event can submit a question for the panelists ahead of time, or follow the event on the official DND/CAF social media accounts.


    Kiosks offering important information on military and civilian mental health support services will also be available.



     Vanessa Pok Shin

    Mental Health and Well-Being Advisor, Total Health Management, ADM(HR-Civ)



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