Readiness, Resilience, Growth

Canada's Defence Policy: Strong, Secure, Engaged puts people at the core of everything we do to deliver on our mandate. 

Our One Team concept, which pools skillsets and capabilities from men and women of the Regular Force, Reserve Force, Canadian Rangers, and Civilian employees, is the reason 3rd Canadian Division is able to do its part to protect Canadians both at home and abroad.

The 3rd Canadian Division Readiness, Resilience and Growth campaign, aims to ensure that both Canadian Armed Forces members and their families are well-supported physically, psycho-socially, and spiritually. It is an integral part of:

  •        reinforcing the warrior spirit; 
  •        improving the wellness of soldiers and their families; and
  •        increasing operational, unit, and individual readiness.

Understanding that the military life-style has unique challenges for both the soldier and his/her family, 3rd Canadian Division is committed to providing training, resources and a culture that supports the whole person: body, mind and spirit.  

We generate and sustain combat-ready combined arms forces for operations at home and abroad. The daily challenges and opportunities require that all members of the One Team have strong emotional, family, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual fitness. These six domains combine to form the concept of Army Total Fitness, which empowers individuals to be ready and resilient in order to perform and meet the demands of army life.

Embrace the mindset of a One Team total wellness


3rd Canadian Division - Readiness

We seek to improve the health of our members across six domains:  physical, emotional, social, spiritual, familial, and intellectual.



3rd Canadian Division - Resilience

Our collective capacity to adapt and thrive in the face of stress, where challenges can be seen as opportunities, empowering the One Team with control and commitment.  



3rd Canadian Division - Growth

Our character is built in between physical and emotional extremes, and we are strong for these individal and shared experiences. 



Army Total Fitness Model

Physical Domain

Strategies have been developed to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries experienced by personnel during operations and sports through physical training.

Emotional Domain

The emotional domain includes ways to express ones emotions effectively and includes a suicide prevention strategy.

Social Domain

Addictions Awareness and Prevention programming is designed for adults and is facilitated by experienced and highly knowledgeable health promotion delivery personnel on every base.

Family Domain

Military Family Resource Centres throughout the country empower and encourage strong, independent individuals and families through family support and community development.

Military Family Resource Centres (MFRC)

 Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) are essentially the heart of their military communities. Dedicated staff are frontline service providers, responsible for connecting military families to a wide range of programs and services. Their goal is to build strong, resilient individuals, families and communities.

The following MFRC’s in 3rd Canadian Division support the military and their families, transitioning veterans and their families and  families of the fallen:

Military Spouse Employment Initiative

The Military Spouse Casual Inventory aims to support spouses and common-law partners seeking to maintain their skills and pursue or continue their careers. Covering a broad range of work streams, this new inventory will not only bridge the link between skilled and experienced military spouses and hiring managers, but will also offer flexible and meaningful employment opportunities to spouses who find themselves at new bases and wings across Canada.

As the first phase of this initiative, ADM (HR-Civ) is launching a casual inventory open exclusively to spouses of serving CAF members. 

Casual Inventory Eligibility 

  • You are the spouse or common-law partner who is normally residing with the CAF serving member at the member’s place of duty or who, if living separately, is doing so for military reasons;
  • You are the spouse or common-law partner of a serving CAF member relocating/relocated within Canada and the member is or was entitled to relocation benefits as per the Relocation Directive; and
  • The serving CAF member is a member of the Regular Force or the Reserve Force on Class C service or Class B reserve service of more than 180 consecutive days.

Benefits For Military Spouses

  • Enable access to available temporary employment
  • Maintain skills and support continued career aspirations
  • Provide meaningful employment as you settle in your new location
  • Ease the burden of moving and the strain on your family
  • Just one click on GC Jobs and register under process number: 18-DND-CEO-NATNL-259724

Spiritual Domain

A core component to this domain is the Sentinel Program focused on peer support. Our peers who we encounter daily are in the best position to detect problems and offer support to colleagues who are experiencing difficulties.

Intellectual Domain

Military members are encouraged to upgrade their education to keep up with the latest technologies and enhance their critical thinking skills.

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