News/Events

RCLS NCR Meet & Greet

The Royal Canadian Logistics Service (RCLS) is hosting its annual Meet & Greet on Thursday, 24 October 2019. The aim of this event is to welcome and enhance the Esprit… Read More

AGM Virtual Canadian Forces Logistics Association National

November 1-3 2019 Canadian Forces Logistics Association National  General Meeting Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre (CFLTC) 110 Atlantic Road, Borden, On L0M 1C0 Friday 1 November 2019 Meet and Greet… Read More

OUTCAN Opportunity

This is typically a hard tour to fill and I have no idea why!! Its like a best kept secret! The two posn were not on this year’s OutCan list,… Read More

2019 Bursary Presentation

Today at the NDHQ WOs & Sgts Mess, Ms Megan Filiatrault received the CFLA 2019 Bursary of $1,000.00   toward her first year studies in Bio-Chemistry with a view to becoming… Read More

How the Journey Started

50 Years Ago Sgt. Pepper Taught the Band to Play Remembering How the Journey Started “ The first Basic Logistics Officer Course (BLOC1) was a genuine milestone in the history… Read More

Reserve Job Protection Legislation Approved

Bill C-86, which received approval in December 2018, further enhances Reserve Job Protection. Read more here. Response from CRes 18 Jun 19

MND hands over first of 120 donated Lee Enfield rifles and bayonets to Latvian counterpart

In a ceremony at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, the Minister of National Defence officially handed over the first of 120 deactivated Canadian .303 Lee Enfield rifles with bayonets and scabbards… Read More

75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign / 75e anniversaire de la campaigne d’Italie

The Government of Canada is planning an overseas commemorative program to mark the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign. An official Government of Canada delegation will travel overseas from approximately… Read More

Looking Back: Women in Force Pilot Program 2017

By: Major Ricki-Lee Richard CD Infrastructure Project, CFLTC In 2017, the Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre took the lead on providing a Women in Force Program (WFP) which was to… Read More

2019 ATC RCOC REUNION KINGSTON 16 May

A great get-together of all our old buddies and wives  (front row). It appears we are probably the last of the Apprentice Soldiers to hold reunions. It was our seventh… Read More

APEX Awards of Excellence 2019

Each year, APEX highlights management excellence and leadership of federal public service executives. The Association’s awards are presented to the people who have made uniquely important contributions. CAREER CONTRIBUTION AWARD… Read More

Support Our Troops Scholarships

Support Our Troops is now accepting applications for the National Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program is entering its fifth year; it was launched to address the increasing need for scholarship opportunities… Read More

Peace Operations Training and Assistance Teams – Africa

Peace Operations Training and Assistance Teams – Africa Background The Global Peace Operation Initiative (GPOI) is a US Dept of State security assistance program focussed on building international peacekeeping capacity… Read More

Message from Michael Wernick / Message de Michael Wernick

Today, as I retire from the Public Service, I want to express my gratitude to colleagues, past and present. For almost 38 years I have had the very good fortune… Read More

WestJet waives baggage fee(s)* for active or veteran Canadian military personnel.

Any military personnel travelling for business or personal reasons can do so with a maximum of four bags on WestJet flights and a maximum of three bags on WestJet Encore… Read More

CDA Outreach 19-3

Conference of Defence Associations The Voice of Defence Since 1932 Outreach Newsletter 19-3, Mar 2019 Chair: VAdm (Ret’d) Denis Rouleau (denisrouleau@hotmail.ca) Exec Dir: Youri Cormier (youri@cdainstitute.ca) Association Outreach: Sean McGrath… Read More

Supplemental Notice Campaign – LGBT Purge Class Action Claims Period

The FSA was approved in federal court to compensate former and current CAF, RCMP and federal public service members who suffered prejudice from the 50s to the 90s due to… Read More

Log Branch Bursary Program

The Log Branch Bursary Program provides financial assistance to dependent children of members of the Logistics Branch who are students entering post-secondary education, including courses or programmes of a technical… Read More

The Logistician, Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2019
CDA Outreach Newsletter 19

  Conference of Defence Associations The Voice of Defence Since 1932 Outreach Newsletter 19-2, Feb 2019 Outreach Newsletter 19-2, Feb 2019 Chair: VAdm (Ret’d) Denis Rouleau (denisrouleau@hotmail.ca) Exec Dir: Youri… Read More

Arrangements for Russ Allan – 23 and 24 June 2019

Sunday June 23rd 11:30 am-12:30 pm Mass Intentions, in conjunction with the normal Sunday morning Mass, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Ottawa. Sunday June 23rd 1:30-3:30 pm… Read More

CJOC RCLS 51th Birthday Celebration

Last Friday, many logisticians were not able to attend the planned breakfast in downtown Ottawa so we had a small celebration in the main foyer of CJOC HQ.  Col Smith,… Read More

Year of the Logistician Supplementary Instructions

Closeout Celebration Instructions

Royal Canadian Logistics Service – Edmonton Birthday Celebrations

Calling all Logisticians, Please join us on 1 February 2019 in demonstrating Branch pride as we celebrate the 51st birthday of the Royal Canadian Logistics Service.  This year’s celebration culminates… Read More

Closure of the Royal Canadian Logistics Service (RCLS) 50th Anniversary Year

Special Announcement Closure of the Royal Canadian Logistics Service (RCLS) 50th Anniversary Year – Marching into the Future. Final RCLS 50th Anniversary celebration to take place at CFB Borden hosted… Read More

Free 0ne-year Legion membership to welcome Veterans to the Legion

The Legion is pleased to offer currently serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP members with a free one-year Legion membership, including a subscription to Legion Magazine and access… Read More

2018 recipient of the Captain Nichola Goddard Award

The CDA Institute is proud to announce that Professor Stéfanie von Hlatky is the 2018 recipient of the Captain Nichola Goddard Award. Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky has distinguished herself as… Read More

Wreaths Across Canada – 02 Dec 18

WREATHS ACROSS CANADA is a non-profit organization dedicated to honouring and remembering all the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces for their service to preserving freedom and democracy… Read More

Operation KOBOLD and the many levels of logistics

From The Maple Leaf magazine. Many say success is in the details. Well, a logistician will tell you that there are many details. Coordinating camps, arranging transportation for equipment and… Read More

CHANGES TO THE BAGGAGE POLICY FOR MEMBERS OF MILITARY TRAVELLING ON AIR CANADA FLIGHTS

Effective immediately, members of the Canadian and U.S. military benefit from an enhanced baggage allowance whenever they travel on a flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada rouge or Air… Read More

CANFORGEN 111/18: CHANGES TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES LONG TERM DISABILITY PREMIUMS

THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD) PROGRAM IS A WORLD CLASS BENEFIT AND IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF YOUR BENEFITS PACKAGE. IT PROVIDES BETTER COVERAGE THAN ANY… Read More

CANEX 50th Anniversary items

The CANEX is listing two new Logistics 50th Anniversary items – T-Shirt Loggie 50 compliments of CFB/CFLTC Borden and a Bumper Sticker. Visit the Canex website.

Commissionaires: Careers for Veterans

Employment opportunities are available with Commissionaires at all fifteen Divisions located across this great Nation.  

CANFORGEN 084/18 – C ARMY CO/RSM APPTS APS 2018

I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS FOR CANADIAN ARMY COMMAND (READ IN THREE COLUMNS: UNIT, POSITION, NAME): CO APPTS APS 2018 (1) 2 R22ER, CO, LCOL J.V. BERTRAND… Read More

Veterans Ombudsman Contact Information

Veterans Ombudsman – If you are a serving CAF member, RCMP member, Veteran, family member or representative and you feel you have been treated unfairly by Veterans Affairs Canada, or… Read More

Culinary team wins silver at international competition

Culinary team wins silver at international competition Canada won silver at the U.S. Army 43rd Annual Joint Culinary Training Exercise (JCTE) held in Fort Lee, Virginia. Corporal Melissa Miller, a… Read More

Upcoming Leadership Programs – The Logistics Institute

The Leadership Program is an intensive six-day program designed for supply chain, logistics and global trade practitioners to hone business development and process management skills. The in-residence setting allows for… Read More

UPDATE TO THE CFIRP (RELOCATION PROGRAM) SERVICE DELIVERY

THERE ARE FEW THINGS THAT WE DO IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES THAT ARE MORE STRESSFUL ON OUR FAMILIES THAN RELOCATIONS. WE ARE COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE RELOCATION EXPERIENCE FOR… Read More

2018 SENIOR APPOINTMENTS (SA), KEY POSITIONS (KP) OF CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS 1ST CLASS / CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS

IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS (CPO1)/CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER (CWO) SENIOR APPOINTMENTS (SA) THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE, OR WILL OCCUR IN 2018. I… Read More

2018 COLONEL / CAPTAIN (NAVY) PROMOTIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND RETIREMENTS

IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO ANNOUNCE THE INITIAL LIST OF COLONEL / CAPTAIN (NAVY) PROMOTIONS, APPOINTMENTS, AND RETIREMENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE, OR WILL OCCUR IN 2018. I WISH TO… Read More

Recent Logistics Service Advisor Awarded Prestigious Medal

Colonel Angela Banville, in her capacity as our Branch Advisor/Integrator, played a major role in working with our Logistics Association to revitalize the Association and grow the inter-relationship and close… Read More

Vets2PM Canada Information

Vets2PM Canada is offering a “program” (PMP®/CAPM® Boot Camp Plus Program not to be confused with the “courses” that have a similar name PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp) to assist… Read More

RCASC Montage – Wait for the Waggon

The following two montages (set to the “Wait for the Waggon” march) contain many memories.

The Year of the Logistician

View LGen C. Lamarre’s opening speech commemorating “The Year of the Logistician”.

Lucrative Civilian Careers for Canadian Armed Forces Members and Veterans

This is a call to all the Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans out there that want a lucrative civilian career by using the skills they have already mastered in… Read More

Canada 150 Service Women Salute Reception and Dinner / Le souper d’Hommage aux femmes militaires

The Canada 150 Service Women Salute Reception and Dinner  is on the evening of 13 Dec at the Canadian War Museum.  Anyone interested in participating in this memorable event should… Read More

Logistics Service 50th Anniversary Gala Ball

Time spent in Recce is never wasted… in true Logistics fashion, the Recce is complete, and a plan is in place to celebrate our 50th Anniversary… plan ahead to be… Read More

2018 LGen Bill Leach Memorial Essay Competition

2018 LGen Bill Leach Memorial Essay Competition It is with great pleasure that the Logistics Service Advisor (LBA) is formally announcing, on behalf of the Logistics Service, the Commencement of… Read More

Porter Waives Military Baggage Fees

Porter Airlines will waive the baggage fee for active and retired CAF members. Visit Porter Airlines for more information.

CFLA Campaign Plan 2017-2023

The CFLA Campaign Plan has been developed in conjunction with the referenced Logistics Service Campaign Plan and will provide focus and direction as we –resurrect and revitalize the Association across… Read More

50th Anniversary Photo Book

As part of the Branch widespread and comprehensive activities to mark our 50th birthday, the Logistics Association (CFLA) has volunteered to produce a professional book of photos illustrating logistics activities… Read More

Interim President’s Update as of 07 May 2017

Thank you for the opportunity to address each of you in these exciting times as we move forward in preparation for our 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2018! Over the last… Read More

E-Byte/Communique – 2017 Logistics Service Bursary Program – Programme de Bourse du Service de la Logistique 2017

2017 Logistics Service Bursary Program The Logistics Service lends its support for our youth to pursue post-secondary studies by annually awarding a number of bursary prizes to deserving students.  This year… Read More

On Track – Winter 2016/17 / On Track – Hiver 2016/17

ON TRACK facilitates the CDA Institute to promote informed public debate on security and defence issues and the vital role played by the Canadian Armed Forces in society by featuring… Read More

Vimy 44 Fund Raising

The Ottawa Service Battalion Association (OSBA) has undertaken a project to raise funds to assist Ottawa Military Historian Norm Christie in the discovery and the eventual recovery of the remains of 44… Read More