Army in Atlantic Canada

Patch

Patch - 5 Cdn Div

 

Commander

Brigadier-General N. (Nicolas) Eldaoud

Deputy Commander

BGen Henley

Brigadier-General J.D.G. (David) Henley

Sergeant Major

CWO Baisley

Chief Warrant Officer M.L. (Mark) Baisley

Contact

5th Canadian Division Headquarters
PO Box 99000, Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5

Phone:  (902) 427-2577

Media Inquiries

Phone:  (902) 427-7576

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

5 Cdn Div is responsible for all Army Regular and Reserve Force elements in the four Atlantic provinces, with the exception of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and the Combat Training Centre in Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Our Mission

The mission of 5 Cdn Div is to generate and maintain, at designated states of readiness, combat ready, multi-purpose land forces to meet Canada’s defence objectives, both at home and abroad.

Members of 5 Cdn Div take part in continuous, challenging, individual and collective training to prepare them to achieve this mission.

Formations and Units

In addition to three 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.

The current area strength is approximately 7000 personnel, comprising about

  • 2400 Regular Force members,
  • 3100 Reserve Force members,
  • 700 Canadian Rangers, and
  • 700 civilian personnel.

Browse all Atlantic units and formations by location.

News

  • Imagery of the 2014 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo at the Halifax Metro Centre on 07 July 2014. The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a not-for-profit charity that puts on a week-long event every year in one of Canada's most beautiful provinces.Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo: Forde Family Tradition?

    Three generations of one family have worked with the Tattoo over the past 35 years
    July 17, 2014

  • reveleeThirty Five Years of Getting Tattooed in Nova Scotia

    For the past 35 years, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (RNSIT), an annual week-long extravaganza, has drawn crowds in the tens of thousands.
    July 11, 2014

  • Soldiers of The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment march on paradeThe North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

    The North Shore (New Brunswick) RegimentOn Saturday, June 7, 2014, a ceremony was held at the KC Irving Centre in Bathurst, New Brunswick, to mark two very special occasions – a commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing and the formal rebadging of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment back to the historic North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment.
    June 25, 2014

  • 1st (Halifax-Dartmouth) Field Artillery RegimentTheir Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

    Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba during their visit May 18 to 21, 2014. Their Royal Highnesses will take part in events to mark important anniversaries of historical significance, including the centenary of the First World War, and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference in Prince Edward Island that led to the Confederation of Canada. Their programme will focus on Canadian achievement, commemorating Canada's past and celebrating its future. 
    May 20, 2014

  • The Vimy Ridge Memorial model that is the centrepiece of The Road to Vimy and Beyond exhibit at this year’s opening of the Army Museum at the Halifax Citadel on May 9.Army Museum at Halifax Citadel unveils First World War exhibit

    Exhibit includes one-of-a-kind replica of Vimy Memorial
    May 16, 2014

  • New Halifax ferry honours fallen soldierNew Halifax ferry honours memory of local soldier

    “. . . and they will be told the story of a hero.”
    May 15, 2014

  • Brigadier-General David Henley, Deputy Commander 5th Canadian Division, addresses the audience at the National Day of Honour in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.National Day of Honour in Atlantic Canada

    Members of the 5th Canadian Division participated in ceremonies across Atlantic Canada on May 9 as part of the National Day of Honour to commemorate and recognize Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.
    May 15, 2014

Photo Feature

  • Soldiers of The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment march on paradeThe North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

    The North Shore (New Brunswick) RegimentOn Saturday, June 7, 2014, a ceremony was held at the KC Irving Centre in Bathurst, New Brunswick, to mark two very special occasions – a commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing and the formal rebadging of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment back to the historic North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment.
    June 25, 2014

  • 1st (Halifax-Dartmouth) Field Artillery RegimentTheir Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

    Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba during their visit May 18 to 21, 2014. Their Royal Highnesses will take part in events to mark important anniversaries of historical significance, including the centenary of the First World War, and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference in Prince Edward Island that led to the Confederation of Canada. Their programme will focus on Canadian achievement, commemorating Canada's past and celebrating its future. 
    May 20, 2014

Read more about mental health resources for CAF members and families