38 Canadian Brigade Group

Unit Identification

38 Canadian Brigade Group Badge

PROGREDERE NE REGREDERE
 “Ever forward never back” 

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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 

Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-347-9301

Manitoba
Phone: 204-786-4300, Ext. 3385

North West Ontario
Phone: 807-355-0357

Email: 38cbgrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

  
Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Most units parade on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

See individual unit web pages for specific parade details.

After initial training periods, 38 Canadian Brigade Group reservists generally parade one evening per week and train one weekend per month.

Talk to a unit recruiter for more information on training requirements, and to discuss the new Full-Time Summer Employment program for reservists in their first four years of service.

Saskatchewan
Phone: 204-728-2559, Ext. 243

Trades In Our Unit

(not all trades available in all locations or units)

Equipment

 Vehicles:

Weapons:

 
See a complete list of Vehicles and Weapons.

Who We Are

38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) is an Army Reserve Formation of 3rd Canadian Division, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The mission of this Reserve Brigade Group for Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and North-Western Ontario is to augment the full-time Army by providing soldiers, units, or specialists for domestic and international operations.

38 CBG is made up of more than 1200 soldiers, and covers the largest land area of the brigades in western Canada.

Soldiers from 38 CBG have served in domestic operations such as Operation LENTUS (flooding and forest fire emergencies) and Operation PODIUM (2010 Olympic Games in B.C.), as well as international operations in locations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Latvia, and Ukraine.

Army Reserve units regularly interact and connect with Canadians given many are located in hundreds of historic armouries across the country. Units of 38 CBG support several charities on an annual basis within their respective towns and cities.

Soldiers from 38 CBG are actively involved in their role as Canada’s citizen soldiers.

Units

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

  • Brigade Commander: Colonel Geoff Abthorpe, MSM, CD
  • Brigade Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Dan Sembalerus

Contact Us

38 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg
P.O. Box 17000 Stn Forces
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3J 3Y5 

Phone: 204-833-2500, Ext. 5491
Email: 38CBGHQCR@forces.gc.ca

News

Apollo, a bull bison

Earth Day: Wainwright’s heritage bison herd inspires Second Annual Bison Run

Wainwright, Alberta — You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, according to the questionable wisdom of the late Texas country singer Roger Miller, but you could support Earth Day by running in the second annual Bison Run, if you’ve a mind to.
April 18, 2018

Major General Hetherington, accompanied by Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Army Paul Hindo

‘Respect the Arctic environment’: Major-General Simon Hetherington

Ottawa, Ontario — Major-General Simon Hetherington, Commander of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC), based in Kingston, Ontario, intended to spend a whirlwind weekend in Resolute Bay in late February, 2018 to observe Arctic training going on there – but the “whirlwind” was almost replaced by a blizzard that would have prolonged his stay.
April 13, 2018

The Leopard 2 Armoured Engineering Vehicle

New Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicle is ‘the natural evolution’

Edmonton, Alberta — As part of the Force Mobility Enhancement (FME) project, the Canadian Army (CA) began receiving 18 new and improved Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicles (Leo 2 AEVs) in late fall 2017 to provide critical support to the CA’s Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Light Armoured Vehicles, Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles and future fleets.
April 12, 2018

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Our History

38 CBG originated with the formation of the first western Military District in 1870, when Manitoba entered Confederation as a province. In remembering the past, 38 CBG units carry the honour of having received a total of ten Victoria Crosses awarded to its soldiers during times of war. This is the largest representation of VC winners of the three Western Reserve brigades.

Today’s recent history has the brigade reforming. 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) was established on April 1,1997 after the amalgamation of the previous two districts—Manitoba Lakehead District and Saskatchewan District. 38 CBG comprises a Headquarters, located in Winnipeg, and 13 Army Reserve units distributed throughout Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

More history.

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