5th Canadian Division - Atlantic Canada

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Who we are

5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) is one of the five major formations that report to Army Headquarters in Ottawa.

5 Cdn Div is comprised of both Regular Force and Primary Reserve units in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador.  It is responsible for Canadian Army operations and activities throughout Atlantic Canada and provides the Canadian Army with unique combat support enablers drawn from units from coast-to-coast.

Formations and Units

In addition to four formations, 5 Cdn Div has a total of four Regular and 22 Reserve units, one combined Regular and Reserve Force unit, and five bands, situated in 30 separate communities throughout Atlantic Canada, while the headquarters of the Canadian Combat Support Brigade is situated in Kingston, Ontario.

The current area strength is approximately 6630 personnel, comprising about:

  • 2080 Regular Force members,
  • 2960 Reserve Force members,
  • 970 Canadian Rangers, and
  • 620 civilian personnel.

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Command Team

Brigadier-General R. Pelletier

Commander
Brigadier-General R. Pelletier, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer R.J. Beaudry, MMM, CD

Division CWO
Chief Warrant Officer R.J. Beaudry, MMM, CD

Contact Us

5th Canadian Division
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5
902-427-7576

News

LCol Taylor with Charles Coy CIMIC and Psy Ops teams and interpreters

Trained to lead

Antigonish, Nova Scotia — Lieutenant Colonel Eleanor Taylor never set out to be a pioneer. What she did want as a Grade Eleven student in 1994 was to find an exciting career. And when she stumbled across a Royal Military College pamphlet in her high school guidance counsellor’s office, her path to becoming a trailblazer in the Canadian Army (CA) was set in motion.   
March 12, 2020

Marjorie Whitcomb (née Horsnell)

Celebrating a Nursing Sister’s service

Saint John, New Brunswick — International Women’s Day creates an opportunity to highlight the contributions of the many Canadian women who have served, like Marjorie Whitcomb (née Horsnell). Attracted by a sense of adventure, Marjorie joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps as a Nursing Sister in 1949 at the age of 23.
March 9, 2020

Portrait of Bombardier Jenny Wildman

Petawawa soldier featured in Vimy exhibit

Oromocto, New Brunswick — When Corporal Genevieve Lapointe, a Canadian Army Image Technician, was asked to photograph 40 new graduates from an artillery course this past July, the only expectation was that she would take a group shot.
February 25, 2020

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