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Responsive to the changing needs of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), our programs and services contribute to operational readiness by making our members stronger at the individual and community level. Members who are stronger mentally, socially, physically and financially are better prepared to serve our country and protect Canadian values. 

Working on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff and under the authority of the Defence Minister, CFMWS is a trusted partner in the Defence enterprise, operating under the Non-Public Property framework, expending Public and Non-Public funds in a unique operating model that creates real value for the CAF Community. CFMWS is a separate agency of the Defence team. CFMWS currently employs over 4,000 people as “Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces”, a separate employer under Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act of the Government of Canada. 

We work closely with DND and other government partners, to contribute to this larger Defence and security mission and the pursuit of common Government of Canada objectives. 

Our Vision 

Improving lives at home and around the world. 

Our Mission 

We make our members stronger 

  • Healthier People 
  • Stronger Communities 
  • Better Canada

Our Values

Our values demonstrate our commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in support of one another, the Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. 

  • We put our people first – we CARE for our members, our community and one another. 
  • We act with INTEGRITY and strive to do the right thing – we say what we mean and do what we say. 
  • We are one TEAM – We have each other’s back and get it done together for our members. 
  • We constantly look for new ideas and find CREATIVE ways to provide our members with the best possible experience. 

We recognize that our reputation is characterized by our ethical conduct. Our employees are expected to abide by our values and the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector. 

For more information, check out our Values and Ethics Policy.

CFMWS - A Social Entreprise

Through or social enterprise model, we reinvest any profits back into programs and services that enhance the resilience of the Defence and Security community through the focused commitment and lifelong investment into our members’ health and wellbeing.