Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces implementation of Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces and Women, Peace and Security
The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) recognize that armed conflict, natural disasters, and humanitarian crises affect women, men, girls and boys differently. As noted in Canada’s new defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, women’s participation is vital to achieving and sustaining peace, and has a tangible impact on the operational effectiveness of our forces. Women broaden the range of skills and capacities among all categories of personnel, improve the delivery of peace and security tasks, enhance situational awareness and early-warning by facilitating outreach to women in communities, and improve a military force’s accessibility, credibility and effectiveness in working among local populations.
As such, DND/CAF are committed to being a strong partner with Global Affairs Canada in putting women and girls at the centre of Government of Canada efforts to prevent and resolve conflict. Integrating United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and embedding gender perspectives into our policies, training/education and operations are moral and operational imperatives that will contribute to a culture of respect internally and increase DND/CAF effectiveness as it delivers on its mandate.
To achieve the goals of Canada’s renewed National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (the Action Plan), DND/CAF will focus on improved governance, training/education, accountability, recruitment, and the integration of gender perspectives into CAF operations. The five objectives under the Action Plan 2017-2022 are:
- Increase the meaningful participation of women and women’s organizations and networks in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict statebuilding;
- Prevent, respond to and end impunity for sexual and gender-based violence perpetrated in conflict and sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers and other international personnel, including humanitarian and development staff;
- Promote and protect women’s and girls’ human rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women’s and girls’ in fragile, conflict and post-conflict settings;
- Meet the specific needs of women and girls in humanitarian settings, including the upholding of their sexual rights and access to sexual and reproductive health services; and
- Strengthen the capacity of peace operations to advance the WPS agenda; including by deploying more women and fully embedding the WPS agenda into CAF operations and police deployments.
DND/CAF support for Canada’s renewed Action Plan builds on a number of recent, new directives and initiatives – as set out in Strong, Secure, Engaged – aimed at integrating gender perspectives into our internal policies and into our operations abroad, notably as it relates to recruitment, diversity, responding to inappropriate behaviour, and training/education. DND/CAF will use targets and indicators to track our progress as we implement our strategies to achieve the above goals.
1. Implement the tenets of UNSCR 1325 and implement all aspects of the Departmental Diversity Plan
- Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) Directive: In January 2016, the CDS issued his Directive on the Integration of UNSCR 1325 in CAF Operations, Planning and Policy. A keystone document, this directive confirms the CAF’s commitment to UNSCR 1325 and outlines a plan for implementation of key activities that support UNSCR 1325 and all associated resolutions. The directive places special emphasis on supporting operations and includes the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, and the protection of civilians, as well as enhanced training, education and leadership to support the five Action Plan objectives from a military perspective. A UNSCR 1325 Implementation Working Group was established to monitor and help support the implementation of DND/CAF Action Plan initiatives.
- Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Integration: GBA+ is an analytical tool to assess the potential impacts of policies, programs, services and other initiatives on diverse groups of people, taking into account gender and a range of other identity factors. DND/CAF is fully committed to using GBA+ in the development and execution of defence operations, policies and programs and used GBA+ in the development of Canada’s defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged. Recognizing that conflict, natural disasters and humanitarian crises affect people differently, the Defence team is integrating GBA+ into the planning and execution of operations as a means to both improve operational effectiveness and meet the needs of those disproportionately affected by conflict and crisis.
- Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Champion: The CDS and the Deputy Minister (DM) named the first DND/CAF GBA+ and WPS Champion. The Champion is a General Officer who will lead efforts to achieve organizational culture change on these issues. Specifically, the Champion will advocate for and support efforts to ensure that respect and equality are the basis of institutional success and GBA+ is integrated into DND/CAF operations and institutions so that it becomes a routine part of all activities, policies and programs across DND/CAF.
- Gender Advisors: The CAF have established a Director for Integration of Gender Perspectives who will provide guidance and advice on the continued implementation of GBA +. The CAF have also established military gender advisor positions in the Strategic Joint Staff, the Canadian Joint Operations Command, and the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command. These individuals will advise on gender in operational planning and doctrine, as well as on inclusion and gender equality when working with other nations. The first CAF gender advisor is currently undergoing pre-deployment training and will be deployed to Task Force Europe in August 2017, and will work with partner nations to seek additional opportunities to deploy gender advisors (GENADS). In addition, each CAF operation now has at least one member fulfilling the role of a part-time “gender focal point”. Gender focal points are trained to advise the operational Commander on gender mainstreaming in a theatre of operations.
2. Recruitment and Retention to leverage Canada’s diverse population
Baseline: The CAF will continue to seek to increase the number of women in the CAF as well as improve retention of women in the forces.
- Recruitment: As noted in Canada’s new defence policy, the CAF must reflect the diversity of the country we defend. In particular, the CAF is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining more women across all ranks and promoting women into senior leadership positions. Currently, 15% of CAF members are women. In February 2016, the CDS directed the CAF to further increase the percentage of women in the armed forces by 1% annually towards a goal of 25% by 2026. This will not only contribute to positive culture change within the CAF, but will also increase overall operational effectiveness.
- Diversity and Employment Equity: More broadly, the CAF is committed to building a workforce that leverages the diversity of Canadian society. This will help enhance military operational effectiveness by drawing on all the strengths of Canada’s population and helping DND/CAF develop a deeper understanding of our complex operational environment. In 2016, the CAF launched a new Diversity Strategy and Action Plan. This plan will promote an institution-wide culture that embraces diversity and inclusion – including reinforcing diversity in the identity of the CAF and in CAF doctrine, modernizing career management and policies to support diversity and inclusion, and conducting targeted research to better understand diversity within DND.
- Employment Equity: DND and the CAF both have well established Employment Equity Plans, which are focused on establishing a workplace that is fair, respectful, inclusive and supportive of diversity, and a workforce that is reflective of Canada’s population. These plans are in compliance with the Employment Equity Act (EEA) and are regularly re-evaluated and reported upon and results tabled annually in Parliament.
- Responding to Inappropriate Behaviour: In 2015, Justice Marie Deschamps released the findings of her external review of CAF policies, procedures, and programs in relation to sexual harassment and assault. Her report offered ten recommendations to drive culture change to address the situation. The CAF’s raison d’être is to defend Canadians and Canadian values across the country and around the world, regardless of the dangers and difficulties. The CAF cannot defend such values if it does not completely uphold and embody them. Based on this principle, the CDS established Operation HONOUR to eliminate harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour within the CAF. Operation HONOUR seeks to effect a positive institutional culture change in the CAF by: understanding the issues of harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour; responding more decisively to incidents; supporting victims more effectively; and preventing incidents from occurring. The CDS also directed the establishment of Sexual Offence Strategic Response Teams to coordinate the development of policies, education, training, and additional member support; and to submit reports on progress that will be publicly available.
3. Education and Training
Baseline: Increase awareness of gender perspectives and GBA+ through education and training.
- GBA+ in Education and Training: The WPS agenda and GBA+ are now included in various senior officer Professional Development courses – such as those provided by the Canadian Forces College and the Canadian Army Staff College as well as Navy, Army and Air Force educational institutions – to ensure that gender perspectives are integrated into pre-deployment training and operation planning. In addition, GBA+ and the Government of Canada policy on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) have been incorporated into pre-deployment training provided by the CAF Peace Support Training Centre. Most deploying CAF members are now required to complete online gender perspective courses provided by NATO. Moreover, the Status of Women Canada GBA+ course is now mandatory for key organizations and planners within the CAF (and will be mandatory for all CAF members by 2018). Finally, a review of the CAF Professional Military Education system is underway to ensure GBA+ is embedded in the CAF training from the beginning of a member’s career.
- Pre-deployment Training: As part of pre-deployment training for the CAF, the Canadian Peace Support Training Center (PSTC) currently delivers lessons on human rights, protection of civilians, WPS, conflict-related sexual violence, child protection and SEA and human trafficking, based upon the training material provided by the UN DPKO Integrated Training Service. These topics have increased in importance in recent years and will continue to evolve and take on greater significance as the UN Security Council continues the adopted practice of invoking Chapter VII of the Charter (peace enforcement mandate) when authorizing the deployment of UN peacekeeping operations into volatile post-conflict settings where the State is unable to maintain security and public order.
- Training with Allies: DND sponsors the Military Training and Cooperation Program (MTCP), which provides a wide range of training to its member countries with the aim of enhancing interoperability in peace support operations. Gender-sensitive topics are formally integrated into some of MTCP’s activities. The MTCP targets the military leadership of member countries in order to positively influence corporate culture and senior level decision-making in those countries. Activities such as the MTCP Gender, Peace and Security workshop and symposium are specifically designed to address WPS. This course seeks to improve students’ understanding of the impacts associated with the increased presence and role of women in military organizations. It provides participants with an overview of the human rights implications associated with the deployment of women in multinational peace support operations and improves the students’ awareness of gender issues as they relate to peace support. In 2016-2017, the MTCP delivered three iterations of its Gender, Peace and Security workshop in Jordan, Colombia, and Côte d’Ivoire, reaching an audience of approximately 130 students.
4. Support International cooperation on Women, Peace and Security
Baseline: DND/CAF will engage with foreign defence and security organizations to implement the tenets of UNSCR 1325.
- International Leadership: In the UN fora, during the annual negotiations of the UN Sub-Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (C-34), the DND representatives continue to reinforce the importance of gender mainstreaming and the proportional differences and increase in women deployed as peacekeepers can make. Within NATO, the Canadian representatives to the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP), continue to be fully engaged in supporting the continued efforts on implementing UNSCR 1325 within NATO and NATO partner Nations. DND and CAF have responded to and will continue to take advantage of every opportunity to dialogue (key leader engagements, round tables, panels and conferences) with other militaries on the importance of Gender mainstreaming and increasing deployment opportunities for women in the military.
- CAF “Five Eyes Plus” Gender Conference: The CAF hosted its first “Five Eyes Plus” Gender Conference in Ottawa on 16 to18 May 2017. The conference focused on the integration of UNSCR 1325 and the challenges faced by each member nation. CAF will continue to work with like-minded partners and countries to share lessons learned and best practices in order to improve and shape the development of our operational practices for more effective coalition operations.
Through the new initiatives described above, DND/CAF have established a strong foundation to support the implementation of DND/CAF activities that advance the WPS agenda. Over the course of the renewed Action Plan 2017-2022, DND/CAF will focus on implementing and tracking these initiatives, with a view to delivering results – for example to further integrate GBA+ within DND, meet recruitment targets, and increase the number of uniformed women deployed to international operations. DND/CAF, as a committed partner, has identified a number of priority activities to support the ongoing implementation of the Action Plan, consistent with Canada’s new defence policy. These activities are organized around the following themes:
- Training and Education;
- Recruitment and Retention; and
- Integration into Operations.
Each of these themes have specific targets that will be measured and reported on an annual basis, and if required, may be re-examined in line with the departmental and Government of Canada priorities. The detailed list of DND/CAF targets for the Action Plan 2017-2022 – including baselines, activities, and indicators to measure progress – is provided below.
Priority 1: Governance
Context: DND/CAF will establish and update departmental directives, policies and guidelines to ensure gender perspectives are embedded in all processes, policies procedures and associated documentation.
- Mainstream gender equality throughout policies and programming – taking into account the different needs of women, men, girls, and boys.
- Advance the Diversity Strategy to be more reflective of the composition of Canadian society, and to contribute to the enhancement of defence and security missions at home and abroad.
- Continue to build on the work done by Operation Honour (CAF Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct) to establish the CAF as employer of choice for both men and women.
Continue to implement the tenets of UNSCR 1325 and related resolutions and implement all aspects of the Departmental Diversity strategy
Target 1.1: Further integration of a Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) perspective within National Defence.
Baseline: Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) Directive for Integrating UNSCR 1325 and Related Resolutions into CAF Planning and Operations.
1.1.1 Integrate WPS agenda along with gender perspectives into Memoranda to Cabinet, Treasury Board and associated Cabinet submissions, policy documents, appropriation directions, procurement requirements, project proposals, strategies, Operational Plans, Operational Orders, exercises and related peace and security activities.
1.1.2 Publish a Department of National Defence (DND) GBA + Directive to provide guidance to the L1s.
1.1.2 Establish and hire a DND GBA + Director.
1.1.1 Number of L1s that have established Gender Advisors (GENAD) for CAF.
1.1.2 Number of L1s that have established a GBA + Advisor or Gender Focal Points (GFP).
1.1.3 Number of operations and/or exercises that have a GFP.
1.1.4 Number of L1s that have established and implemented a GBA + Action Plan.
1.1.5 Number of operational orders that have a Gender Annex or gender inputs.
Target 1.2: Effective support for and implementation of the CAF Diversity Strategy and Action Plan.
Baseline: CAF Diversity Strategy and the CDS approved Action Plan as per January 2017.
1.2.1 Establish a framework for the development and attainment of Diversity within the CAF through better understanding of the concept of Diversity and the development of tools to support it.
1.2.2 Allocate, with support and commitment of leadership, appropriate resources and capabilities to effectively implement the CAF Diversity Strategy Action Plan.
1.2.3 Monitor the CAF diversity climate.
1.2.1 Number of Diversity Strategy Action Plan tasks completed.
1.2.2 Employment Systems Review/Diversity Climate Survey results.
Support international cooperation to on WPS
Target 1.3: DND and CAF continue to engage with like-minded foreign defence and security organizations on implementing tenets of UNSCR 1325.
1.3.1 Support the participation and leadership of women in delivering peace and security efforts.
1.3.2 Continue to support the engagement of senior DND and CAF champions and key staff in leading and promoting UNSCR 1325 in international fora (UN, NATO, CANZ, 5 eyes etc.).
1.3.3 Share knowledge and expertise on gender equality and gender norms with Canadian Defence and Military experts and stakeholders.
1.3.1 Participate in and/or conduct Gender Conferences within a community of practice.
1.3.2 Number of senior/key leaders resources to speak at international forum of gender practices within National Defence.
1.3.3 Encourage inclusion of gender perspectives in National Defence contributions to international fora, such as the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP), and UN committees and sub committees and senior Defence related meetings.
Priority 2: Training and education
Context: National Defence continues with the objective to integrate gender perspectives and GBA + as part of the curriculum for all relevant leadership, planning and procurement courses provided to military and civilian staff. Training provided to foreign military staff through the Military Capability Training Program (MCTP) also has curriculum focused on gender perspectives and the importance of conducting GBA+, and includes awareness and training on SEA.
Direct mandatory completion of the Status of Women GBA + Introduction Course within the National Defence
Target 2.1: Mandatory completion of the on-line GBA+ Introduction course for all National Defence military and civilian staff.
Baseline: Currently mandatory for all designated Canadian Armed Forces members.
2.1.1 Continue monitoring the completion rate of GBA+.
2.1.2 Through a Training Needs Assessment, identify if a National Defence focused GBA + Advanced course for both the Operational and Strategic/Institutional level is warranted.
2.1.3 Promote the importance of GBA + analysis and support special GBA+ information sessions such as GBA + week activities.
2.1.4 Actively support L1s by providing GBA + information briefs and presentations by GENADs and GFPs.
2.1.1 Number of CAF staff who have completed the On–line GBA + Introduction Course based on Human Resource Management System (HRMS) data.
2.1.2 Number of DND staff who have completed the On–line GBA + Introduction Course based on HRMS data.
2.1.3 Increase in the quality of GBA+ of Memoranda to Cabinet (MC), Treasury Board (TB) submission and Request for Proposal (RFP) that are submitted within the Department.
2.1.4 GBA + requirement are integrated into the Project Approval Directive (PAD).
Assess current and future Gender perspectives and GBA+ training and education approaches
Target 2.2: Assess current Gender and GBA+ training and scope any additional training required.
Baseline: Gender Perspectives training currently incorporated into 14 CAF courses including pre-deployment training provided by the Army Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) in Kingston as well as courses provided by the MCTP.
2.2.1 Continuous review of all CAF leadership and pre-deployment training to ensure updated material on Gender perspectives and GBA+ is included.
2.2.2 Review of all relevant DND courses (procurement, HR, diversity, leadership) toensure updated material on Gender perspectives and GBA+ is included.
2.2.3 Assess the need for periodic refresher training on GBA+.
2.2.4 Where possible post CAF members to foreign peace support centers to enhance Defence Department knowledge of gender, and promote Canadian perspectives.
2.2.5 Provide continuous education of gender based issues including education and awareness of the Strategy and Plan of Action to Address Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), as well as Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) reporting mechanisms, to all staff expected to deploy on operations.
2.2.1.Number of CAF and DND courses that have curricula focused on gender
2.2.2 Number of Military Cooperation Training Program (MCTP) courses provided/delivered that have curricula focused on gender.
2.2.3 Number of CAF and DND staff who attend gender course at the Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations.
Priority 3: Accountability
Context: National Defence is committed to the tenets of UNSCR 1325 and to ensuring that National Defence continues to lead in all aspects of Gender equality, both within the institution at home and abroad. CAF was one of the first militaries to open all employment opportunities to women and will continue to Champion WPS and gender issues. The Defence Team leadership will continue to work with other Government of Canada departments and agencies, as well as with like-minded partners, to assert the rights of women, men, girls, and boys in all fora. National Defence leadership is committed to ensuring that gender perspectives are woven into our daily activities and will advocate for the advancement of the WPS agenda when we engage bilaterally or in multi-national fora, including NATO and the UN.
Continue to enhance the role of the CAF UNSCR 1325 Working Group (UIWG)
Target 3.1: Continue to enhance the role and membership of the CAF UNSCR 1325 Working Group (UIWG).
Baseline: UIWG established
3.1.1 Continue to meet quarterly to discuss, solicit input and make recommendations on UNSCR 1325 implementation and related issues.
3.1.2 Provide input and track gender and GBA+ training.
3.1.1 Track recommendations made by UIWG.
3.1.2 Track level of L1 involvement in UIWG.
DM establishes a GBA + directive
Target 3.2: DM publishes a GBA + directive NLT winter 2017.
Baseline: Directive currently in draft.
3.2.1 DM directive is published and L1 are directed to establish GBA + Advisors.
3.2.1 L1 Action plans published.
3.2.2 Number of L1s that have a GBA+ Advisor.
3.2.3 DM GBA+ Director position established.
3.2.4 DM GBA+ Director for DND is hired.
Target 3.3: Ensure continued departmental representation at the Status of Women (SWC) led Interdepartmental Committee (IDC) on GBA+.
Baseline: Current DND and CAF representation on the IDC.
3.3.1 Ensure appropriate representation on the IDC.
3.3.2 Participate fully in all IDC initiatives and any possible sub committees.
3.3.3 Provide input to IDC and SWC on tools and products provided on the GBA + web site.
3.3.1 Annual GBA + survey completed as scheduled.
Priority 4: Recruitment and retention
Context: Further to the CDS Directive on Recruitment, the CAF will continue to seek to increase the number of women within the CAF, and in turn the number of women available to be promoted to senior positions or for deployment. Recruiting processes including advertising, wait process times, job availability, application procedures, testing, medical and fitness standards are all aspects that affect the decision process of a potential new recruit. In addition, aspects such as family balance, job enjoyment, selection for professional development, velocity of promotion and safe and harassment free work environment are all factors that contribute to making the CAF an “Employer of Choice”.
Increase the recruitment of women to the CAF
Target 4.1: Increase the percentage of women in the Canadian military by 1% per year to achieve a desired goal of 25% by the end of FY 2026.
Baseline: Percentage of women in the Canadian military is 14.9 % (Based on CAF Employment Equity Report for fiscal year 2015-2016.
4.1.1 Identify the barriers which will streamline the application process, including wait times for, testing, medical examination, offer of employment, and enrollment to support the recruitment of women who select a career in the military.
4.1.2 Enhance the Recruiting Campaign and advertising to target women to join the military with emphasis on both common and unique employment opportunities.
4.1.3 Increase the availability of both women Champions as well as a cross section of serving women to attend and participate in events that promote women in the military and their achievements within all trades, with emphasis on non-traditional jobs such as the infantry, artillery and related combat arms employment.
4.1.4 Establish a Strategic Intake Plan (SIP) for women by year to include women-centric recruiting programmes.
4.1.5 Focus on high schools to encourage women to consider a career in the military by establishing a targeted campaign.
4.1.1 Number of women who apply to the CAF.
4.1.2 Number of women who are given an offer of employment.
4.1.3 Percentage of women who join for non-traditional employment.
4.1.4 Identify reasons (when possible) why the applicant disengaged from the recruiting process.
Increase the retention of women in the CAF
Target 4.2: Understand the major reason for the release of women from the CAF and eliminate/mitigate any issues if they are identified.
Baseline: N/A (annual release numbers).
4.2.1 Departure/exit surveys/interviews are conducted.
4.2.2 Release data is tracked and reviewed.
4.2.3 Consult and exchange information with other militaries on trends and retention strategies and programs.
4.2.1 Annual release data from the CAF.
4.2.2 Review exit surveys for trends and cluster issues.
Increase the number of Women in Senior level positions in National Defence
Target 4.3: Increase the number and proportion of women at Senior Levels Non Commissioned Members, Officers and executive-level) DND and CAF.
Baseline: CAF Employment Equity Report 2015-2016 Schedule 6
4.3.1 Continue to select qualified women for deployments.
4.3.2 Continue to select women for leadership and education training.
4.3.3 Encourage women at all levels to actively participate in activities that promote women empowerment within the GOC and public fora.
4.3.4 Develop a mentoring framework for all CAF members.
4.3.5 Monitor career progression of women in the CAF.
4.3.6 Incorporate GBA+ considerations/review into the applicable aspects of career management, including women representatives on all promotion boards.
4.3.1 Number of senior women, officers and Non Commissioned Members, deployed on operations.
4.3.2 Number of senior women, officers and NCMs, selected for foreign posts.
4.3.3 Percentage of women NCMs by military occupations promoted to the ranks of Master Warrant Officer and Chief Warrant Officer.
4.3.4 Percentage of women officers by Military Occupation Groups promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant-Colonel and higher.
4.3.5 Percentage of women officers appointed as Commanding Officers (COs).
4.3.6 Percentage of women NCMs holding Senior Appointments.
4.3.7 Number of women holding senior positions (Executive Level-1 and Colonel or above).
Priority 5: Integration into operations
Context: Modern international and domestic operations require members of the CAF to interact with host nation forces and local populations. It is critical that CAF members understand how conflict can affect diverse populations of women, men, boys and girls differently, and can identify risks to the local population that could be incurred by engaging with military forces. As such, we must ensure our members have the right tools and mindset to deal effectively with diverse and often vulnerable populations. Due to cultural norms, religious affiliations or past experience, some segments of the population may have difficulty interacting with military forces that are predominantly male. This reflects the need to ensure that adequate numbers of female military members are represented in key functions that may interact with diverse segments of the population. Integrating gender perspectives into military operations as well as deploying women at all rank levels is essential to achieving mission success - both in terms of contributing to peace and security and advancing gender equality.
Increase the number of women deployed in International Operations
Target 5.1: Promote and increase the number of uniformed women deployed to international operations (NATO, UN, and Coalition).
Baseline: Regular Force women in international operations calculated at 11.6% and Reserve Force women at 17.5%.
5.1.1 Continue to promote the importance of gender considerations in military operations
5.1.2 Foster the importance and benefits that conducting mixed gender patrols on operations can lead to greater operational effectiveness.
5.1.3 Support the increase of women in Command of operations at the senior level.
5.1.4 Select women for senior command billets/positions.
5.1.1 The number of women selected for operations.
5.1.2 The number of women selected for Outside Canada program (OUTCAN) positions.
5.1.3 The number of women selected for foreign staff colleges.
Establish GENADs in all specified units
Target 5.2: Support the number of staff employed as Gender Advisors (GENAD)
Baseline: There are three GENADS in the CAF (one at the strategic level and two at the operational level).
5.2.1 Continue to identify prospective staff to serve as GENADs to be able to grow the capability.
5.2.2 Provide ongoing education to all L1s on the capabilities and benefits of engaging GENADs, early and often.
5.2.3 Establish and publish GENAD support material (handbooks etc.) to disseminate to all staff functions.
5.2.1 GENAD selected and functional for the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army and Chief Military Personnel.
5.2.2 Number of GENAD deployed on operations or ready for deployment.
Establish GFP in all specified units
Target 5.3: Gender Advisors and /or Gender Focal Points (GFP) are fully integrated in all operations (Domestic and International).
Baseline: Ten GFP are trained and ready to deploy.
5.3.1 Encourage staff to seek GFP training and education.
5.3.2 Update of CDS directive to ensure that leaders know the requirement to have GENADs and GFPs.
5.3.1 Number of GFP trained and ready for deployed operations.
5.3.2 Number of GFP deployed.
5.3.3 GFP handbook or ready reference pocket guide for GFP and Commanders is published.
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