5th Canadian Division - Atlantic Canada

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Who we are

5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) is one of the five major formations that report to Army Headquarters in Ottawa.

5 Cdn Div is comprised of both Regular Force and Primary Reserve units in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador.  It is responsible for Canadian Army operations and activities throughout Atlantic Canada and provides the Canadian Army with unique combat support enablers drawn from units from coast-to-coast.

Formations and Units

In addition to four formations, 5 Cdn Div has a total of four Regular and 22 Reserve units, one combined Regular and Reserve Force unit, and five bands, situated in 30 separate communities throughout Atlantic Canada, while the headquarters of the Canadian Combat Support Brigade is situated in Kingston, Ontario.

The current area strength is approximately 6630 personnel, comprising about:

  • 2080 Regular Force members,
  • 2960 Reserve Force members,
  • 970 Canadian Rangers, and
  • 620 civilian personnel.

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Command Team

Brigadier-General R. Pelletier

Commander
Brigadier-General R. Pelletier, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer J.M. Smith, MMM, CD

Division CWO
Chief Warrant Officer J.M. Smith, MMM, CD

Contact Us

5th Canadian Division
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5
902-427-7576

News

Elder Charles Sewell stands outside 5th Canadian Divison Support Base Gagetown

Gagetown Indigenous elder making an impact

Oromocto, New Brunswick — An Indigenous elder is not necessarily elderly. 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CDSB) is fortunate to have an elder-in-residence who is only in his 40s. His name is Charles Sewell.
July 20, 2020

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