3rd Canadian Division - Western Canada

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With a mindset of ‘One Team, One Mission’, 3rd Canadian Division (3 Cdn Div) aligned with Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s Defence Policy and is currently focused on:

For more than 100 years, the formations and units of Western Canada—and the 3 Cdn Div One Team—have made enormous contributions to achieve operational excellence at home and abroad. Currently, there are approximately 5,800 Regular Force soldiers, 5,300 Reserve Force soldiers, 3,000 Canadian Rangers and 1,000 DND Civilians employed under 3 Cdn Div command. One of four operational commands of the Canadian Army, 3 Cdn Div is responsible for all Canadian Army administration and operations in Western Canada from the Pacific Ocean to Thunder Bay, ON, with the exception of the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, AB, which is administered by the Canadian Army Training and Doctrine Centre. 3 Cdn Div is headquartered at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton (3 CDSB Edmonton).

3 Cdn Div encompasses the following formations:

Western Canadian Army locations

Command Team

Commander: Brigadier-General S.M. Lacroix

Chief Warrant Officer René Kiens

Division Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Officer René Kiens,

Contact Us

 3rd Canadian Division Headquarters
700 Vimy Ave
Box 10500 Stn Forces
Edmonton, AB  T5J 4J5
780-973-4011, Ext. 8144


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Shilo soldiers give community centre outdoor facelift in Brandon, Manitoba

Brandon, Manitoba — Each year United Way Brandon embarks on a community project called Week of Caring, where the city identifies a community centre or like venue in need of volunteer support.
July 19, 2019

A member of the Canadian Army participates in stability operations

Road to High Readiness ends: 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group ready to deploy

Edmonton, Alberta — The latest edition of Canadian Army’s largest training exercise – Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE (Ex MR) – took place in May 2019, marking the end of the most recent three-year cycle of the CA’s Road to High Readiness.
July 18, 2019

A prairie skink

Canadian Forces Base Shilo recognized for prairie conservation

Shilo, Manitoba — Environmental stewardship is an ongoing priority for Canada’s military. While that often means cleaning up the effects of activity on its many training grounds, the situation at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo in Manitoba is quite different.
July 5, 2019

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