Influence Activities Task Force (IATF)

Unit Identification

   

Recruiting

Influence Activities Task Force recruits from within the Canadian Armed Forces.

To become a member of the IATF, you must meet the following minimum criteria.

  • Be fully trade qualified;
  • Be physically fit with a current forces test, current valid medical and security clearance; and
  • Have successfully completed at least one Psychological Operations (PSYOPS), Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) or Information Operations (Info Ops) course relevant to the position you are applying for.

Search “IATF” on the Reserve Employment Opportunities (REO) site for opportunities.

Trades In Our Unit

The IATF seeks smart and fit members from across all trades and service branches.

Equipment

  • Loud Speakers
  • Radio Broadcast Equipment
  • Media Production suites
  • Cameras
  • Digital Recorders
  • Sat Phone
  • Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN)
  • and more...

Who We Are

As the Functional Centre of Excellence (FCoE), the Influence Activities Task Force’s (IATF) mission is to promote, enable, and synchronize Influence Activities (IA) capabilities in support of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) across the full spectrum of operations.

IATF provides stewardship for capability development and for the preparation of personnel in both Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) and Psychological Operation (PSYOPS) training.  

It also ensures the presence of an operationally viable and relevant influence capability while ensuring that its personnel are ready to support CAF deployments at any time and in and anywhere.

IA Enablers Area of Expertise

Benefits of Joining

When you join the IATF, you will receive exciting opportunities to learn new skills, which can be transferred to civilian life. There are opportunities to attend several course, exercises, and deployments. 

As a high readiness member of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) or Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) team you will maintain a high standard of individual training and have a chance to attend interesting exercises with the 1st Canadian Division (1 Can Div) Headquarters (HQ).  Should the Government of Canada (GoC) decide to deploy CAF to assist or evacuate civilians you’ll be expected to deploy on short notice.

Through IATF you may have opportunities to be exposed to planning and decision making at the highest levels.  IATF supports several international exercises and training activities.  You may have opportunities to participate in training with the US Marines and Special Forces as well as other NATO partners across Europe.

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant Colonel Dan Lamoureux, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major – Chief Warrant Officer Phil Warner, CD

Contact Us

Captain Vergie Charlery, Unit Adjutant
Phone: 613-541-5010, Ext. 4753
Email: VERGIE.CHARLERY@forces.gc.ca

News

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Gagetown units are a different kind of busy

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June 6, 2018

Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. (Jocelyn) Paul

Understanding identities: a talk with Brigadier-General Jocelyn Paul

Ottawa, Ontario — Being an Indigenous member of the Canadian Army has brought many advantages to one of Canada’s most senior officers.
May 23, 2018

The newly re-designed 5th Canadian Division Support Group badge

New Visual Identifier for 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown’s Support Formation

Gagetown, New Brunswick — A new visual identifier for 5th Canadian Division Support Group (5 CDSG) was unveiled on May 9th, 2018 during the 60th anniversary gala dinner for 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.
May 10, 2018

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