September 2019 - While efforts have been made toward achieving the goal stated in the promise, including a new defence policy, the needs for investments in human and physical capital remain important for the Canadian Armed Forces, especially given climate change threats, defence needs in the Arctic and abroad. The engagement of the Canadian Armed Forces in the world is limited by resource constraints. More military personnel were deployed in Canada for disasters than internationally for humanitarian missions and peace operations. This being said, the support of the military in spring flooding is critical. The military's work is challenging as the provincial governments are in charge of disaster responses. Considerable coordination efforts between orders of government and the CAF are required to ensure the global reach and the effectiveness of CAF operations. For these reasons, this promise remains fulfilled in part.
June 24, 2019 - "In 2016 the military responded to only one climate disaster, the wildfire in Fort McMurray. But that number jumped to six deployments in each of the following two years. Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of the defence staff, says he needs more men and women to handle these crises and his soldiers need more training to deal with fires and floods. Just this spring more soldiers were deployed to assist states of emergencies — during floods in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick as well as wildfires in Alberta — than were deployed overseas." - Canada's military feeling the strain responding to climate change - CBC
May 02, 2019 - "Mobility - This component is designed to promote innovation through the collaborative exchange of knowledge and ideas. IDEaS offers one-way exchange opportunities to applicants from government, partner organisations, industry and academia. Opportunities also exist for internal applicants whose areas of expertise may intersect with the defence challenges identified by the IDEaS program. Exchange opportunities are announced regularly and may be approved for a period of up to six months." - Understanding IDEaS - National Defence Canada
April 30, 2019 - "The number of military personnel helping battle floods at home has reached 2,000 – more than the number of Canadian Forces deployed overseas – and the country’s defence minister says if more are needed to deal with rising waters they can be made available." - Canadian military has 2,000 personnel dealing with floods but provinces determine priorities - Ottawa Citizen
November 26, 2018 - "Comment: By exploring this link, one notes how limited Canada's involvement is in other regions of the world." - Current operations list - National Defence Canada
June 08, 2018 - "Strong at home, its sovereignty well defended by a Canadian Armed Forces also ready to assist in times of natural disasters, other emergencies, and search and rescue" - Defence Investment Plan 2018, p.10 - National Defence Canada
May 18, 2018 - Defence Plan 2018-2023 - National Defence Canada
August 26, 2016 - "The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced the launch of Global Affairs Canada’s new Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) and the pledge of up to 600 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel to be available for possible deployment to UN peace operations. […] Canada is uniquely placed to provide the very best expertise across the full spectrum of peace operations. Therefore, Canada’s PSOPs and future contributions will focus more on the areas of early warning, conflict prevention, dialogue, mediation and peacebuilding, and the empowerment of women in decision making for peace and security." - Canada to support peace operations - Global Affairs Canada