38 Canadian Brigade Group

Unit Identification

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PROGREDERE NE REGREDERE
 “Ever forward never back” 

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Location

P.O. Box 17000 Stn Forces
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3J 3Y5 

Army Reserve

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Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter 

Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-347-9301

Manitoba
Phone: 204-786-4300, Ext. 3385

North West Ontario
Phone: 807-355-0357

Email: 38cbgrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

The Brigade Headquarters, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a full time unit staffed 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition, staff will work evenings or weekends as required by their duties. The Brigade’s Reserve units have small full time staffs that work throughout the week. Training hours for the part-time Reserve training conducted by each unit is detailed on the unit pages linked below.

Saskatchewan
Phone: 204-728-2559, Ext. 243

Trades In Our Units

(not all trades available in all locations or units)

Equipment

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Who We Are

38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) is an Army Reserve Formation of 3rd Canadian Division, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The mission of this Reserve Brigade Group for Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and North-Western Ontario is to augment the full-time Army by providing soldiers, units, or specialists for domestic and international operations.

38 CBG is made up of more than 1200 soldiers, and covers the largest land area of the brigades in western Canada.

Soldiers from 38 CBG have served in domestic operations such as Operation LENTUS (flooding and forest fire emergencies) and Operation PODIUM (2010 Olympic Games in B.C.), as well as international operations in locations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Latvia, and Ukraine.

Army Reserve units regularly interact and connect with Canadians given many are located in hundreds of historic armouries across the country. Units of 38 CBG support several charities on an annual basis within their respective towns and cities.

Soldiers from 38 CBG are actively involved in their role as Canada’s citizen soldiers.

Units

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Brigade Commander: Colonel Gwen Bourque, CD
  • Brigade Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Rob Morris

Contact Us

38 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg
P.O. Box 17000 Stn Forces
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3J 3Y5 

Phone: 204-833-2500, Ext. 5491
Email: 38CBGHQCR@forces.gc.ca

News

Chief Warrant Officer Joel Pedersen is participating in the 2019 Canada Army Run

Army Run is Canada’s run, says Indigenous ambassador

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — For Chief Warrant Officer Joel Pedersen, Sergeant Major of the 38 Canadian Brigade Group Battle School and the Indigenous Advisor to the Brigade Commander, the Canada Army Run (CAR) half-marathon is nothing new. In fact, CAR 2019 will be his fourth time participating. What is new is the title he will carry at this year’s event: Indigenous Ambassador.
September 19, 2019

Aviator (Basic) Jade Lefebvre stands among an assortment of hockey gear

Deployed to Latvia with hockey gear for cultural exchange events

Shilo, Manitoba — It was a hive of activity on a muggy Monday morning at the Kapyong Barracks on July 9, 2019 as about 130 soldiers began their six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, with hockey gear and fishing rods packed along with their usual soldier gear.
August 27, 2019

A Canadian Army soldier with her young daughter.

Supporting those who serve: Effective soldiers need strong families

Edmonton, Alberta — While members of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) were working their way towards High Readiness, much was going on behind the scenes to ensure the soldiers and their families receive the support they need.
July 26, 2019

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Our History

38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) originated with the formation of the first western Military District in 1870, when Manitoba entered Confederation as a province. In remembering the past, 38 CBG units carry the honour of having received a total of ten Victoria Crosses awarded to its soldiers during times of war. This is the largest representation of VC winners of the three Western Reserve brigades.

Today’s recent history has the brigade reforming. 38 CBG was established on April 1,1997 after the amalgamation of the previous two districts - Manitoba Lakehead District and Saskatchewan District. 38 CBG comprises a Headquarters, located in Winnipeg, and 13 Army Reserve units distributed throughout Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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