31 Canadian Brigade Group

701 Oxford St. East

701 Oxford St. East, London, Ontario N5Y 4T7

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter


Phone: 519-660-5275, Ext. 5570


Name: Sgt Andy Levesque
Phone: 519-254-2535, Ext. 4509
Email: Andy.Levesque@forces.gc.ca

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

The Brigade Headquarters, located in London, Ontario, is a full time unit staffed 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition, staff will work evenings or weekends as required by their duties. The Brigade’s Reserve units have small full time staffs that work throughout the week. Training hours for the part-time Reserve training conducted by each unit is detailed on the unit pages linked below.

Who We Are

31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG) is an Army Reserve Formation of the 4th Canadian Division and is headquartered in London, Ontario.

The Brigade's area of responsibility reaches from Hamilton to Windsor and north to Owen Sound and Barrie. The Brigade has nearly 2000 members, the vast majority of whom are part-time Reserve soldiers. In recent years, the Brigade has deployed hundreds of soldiers on overseas operations in Afghanistan and to other theatres such as Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Eastern Europe. 31 CBG has also deployed a large number of soldiers on domestic operations, including flood control operations and providing soldiers to Operation PROVISION for the support of Syrian refugees in 2015-16. Annually, soldiers from across 31 CBG deploy on northern sovereignty exercises in the Canadian Arctic.


Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commander: Colonel Chris Poole, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Rob Talach, MMM CD

Contact Us

31 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
Wolseley Barracks
701 Oxford St. East
London, Ontario
N5Y 4T7

Phone: 519-660-5275


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March 19, 2018

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Our History

Headquarters are not traditionally considered to have lineages similar to military units. 31 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters does, however, continue a heritage of military headquarters in London which have, for over a century, commanded units of the Canadian Army in South-Western Ontario. Depending on the Army's organization, the various headquarters that have been located in London have seen changes in the number of units and the size of the area of operational responsibility they commanded.

As early as the 1860s, the number of Militia units throughout the Canadian provinces outgrew the span of control possible for a single centralized headquarters, and a more comprehensive command structure was required. In 1868, a system of Military Districts was created and assigned the responsibility for overseeing the training and coordinating the administrative of Militia units in their assigned areas. These Military Districts were further divided into "Brigade Divisions".

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