41 Canadian Brigade Group

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Unit Identification

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Location

4225 Crowchild Trail SW
Calgary, Alberta  T3E 7H3

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

Calgary
Phone: 310-ARMY
Email: 41CBG.Recruiting.Cgy@forces.gc.ca

Edmonton
Phone: 310-ARMY (2769)
Email: 41CBG.Recruiting.Edm@forces.gc.ca

Lethbridge
Phone: 310-ARMY (2769)
Email: 41CBG.Recruiting.Leth@forces.gc.ca

Medicine Hat
Phone: 310-ARMY (2769)
Email: 41CBG.Recruiting.MH@forces.gc.ca

Red Deer
Phone: 310-ARMY (2769)
Email: 41CBG.Recruiting.RD@forces.gc.ca

Yellowknife
Phone: 310-ARMY (2769)
Email: 41CBG.Recruiting.YK@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to June:

  • Wednesday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Who We Are

41 Canadian Brigade Group is an Army Reserve Formation of 3rd Canadian Division and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

Most of the present day 41 CBG soldiers serve part-time, while maintaining full-time jobs, studies and families. They are also dedicated, professional soldiers who continue to proudly serve Canada when needed to augment the Regular Force on deployed missions internationally, in NATO and United Nations missions. As well, they serve local Canadian communities in domestic operations like the British Columbia forest fires.

Made up of nine units and a brigade headquarters, 41 CBG has about 1700 Reserve soldiers in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Yellowknife, NWT. These units represent all the major roles and trades in the Canadian Army.

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

  • Commander - Colonel Michael Vernon
  • Deputy Comander - Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Hunt
  • Brigade Sergeant Major - Chief Warrant Officer Scott Doyle

Contact Us

41 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
4225 Crowchild Trail SW
Calgary, Alberta  T3E 7H3

Phone: 403-410-2320

News

Relatives of the late Major Vern Taskey joined members of Edmonton’s 1 Service Battalion

1 Service Battalion salutes Army aviators

Edmonton, Alberta — A historic uniform on display at the headquarters of a Canadian Army logistics unit is a reminder of a time now past, when Army members could earn wings.
April 17, 2020

Chuck LaRocque and Gunner Kyle Timm

Ninety seconds, $50,000: Artillery Museum wins medals at auction

Shilo, Manitoba —It wasn’t Christmas, but Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Museum director, Andrew Oakden, received a special gift: medals once worn by legendary artillery officer Major-General Tom Strange.
February 21, 2020

Lighting of the Qulliq

A Hometown Hero’s welcome in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario —Inuk Elder, Qapik Attagutsiak, was recognized as a Parks Canada Hometown Hero at the Canadian Museum of History.  The Elder was commemorated for collecting bones in the Canadian Arctic during the Second World War.  The bones were then sent to southern Canada to make ammunition, fertilizer and aircraft glue to support Canada’s war efforts. 
February 4, 2020

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Our History

As Canada expanded into the West, and with the establishment of its new provinces, the need for a military presence and a command structure became apparent. In 1905, Military District No.13 was established with its headquarters in Calgary. This system remained in place until 1947. In December of 1941, because of Japan's entry into the Second World War, it was decided to organize a number of brigades for the defence of Canada. In February 1942, one brigade was organized for each of the eleven Military Districts. In Alberta, it was 41st (Reserve) Brigade Group in Calgary. The wartime reserve brigades were allotted full-time commanders and their staff. Soldiers in these brigades were not eligible for service with the Active Force. This included persons between ages 17 and 19 and over age 35, those with a lower medical category and members of the Canadian Officers Training Corps until graduation. These brigades were stood down in 1945.

After the Second World War, the area command structure changed several times, while in Alberta the Militia was commanded from various militia district structures, until the Alberta Militia District was reformed into 41 Canadian Brigade Group on April 1, 1997. Its headquarters took over the Brigadier-General Stan Waters Building, formerly the 1 PPCLI headquarters building at CFB Calgary, after the departure of the Regular Forces to Edmonton. The units of 41 CBG have proud and varied histories, with many soldiers serving with distinction in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. Notably, this includes more than six Victoria Crosses won by soldiers in the brigades' units. Our more recent international assignments and missions include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone.

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