Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 23, 2011 17:02 ET

Comprehensive Program Thanks Canadian Forces Members and Families for their Contributions and Dedication

Canadian Forces Appreciation Program Launched

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2011) - Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence announced the launch of the Canadian Forces Appreciation Program, the official discount program of the Canadian Forces and the primary means for its members to find savings on a variety of goods and services.

"This new initiative is being put in place to enhance the morale and welfare of our Canadian Forces, the Department of National Defence employees and their families," said Minister MacKay. "Many organizations have extended exclusive offers to our members of the Defence team in support of the hard work that they do everyday."

International, national and local industry partners have joined the program in recognition of the sacrifices, commitment and dedication of military members and their families. Full, detailed information about the web-based program may be found at: The program offers eight distinct categories including: Accommodations, Attractions, Dining, Entertainment, Home & Lifestyle, Shops & Services, Transportation and Travel.

"This is an exciting time for our Canadian Forces community," said Brigadier-General (Retired) Dave Martin, Director General Personnel and Family Support Services. "Not only does the Canadian Forces Appreciation Program provide an outlet for corporate Canada to show its support for our troops and the contributions they continue to make to our country, it also offers great opportunities for the members of our community to partake in wonderful new activities and vacation destinations."

The program continues to grow and new partners are added on a daily basis. Through the R&R Club portion of the program, members have access to over 3500 vacation properties in more than 80 countries worldwide.

The total Canadian Forces community is significant and consists of over one million people. Participation in the program allows companies to gain access to this community as well as allows the Canadian military families to be thanked for the sacrifices that they have willingly made.

One Community, One Million Strong.

About the Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services (CFPFSS)

The Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services (CFPFSS) is responsible for delivering non-publicly funded and selected public programs and services to eligible members of the Canadian Forces. With over 6,000 members of the Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces on bases, wings and units, CFPFSS ensures the Canadian Forces Regular and Reserve Force members, retired and former members, and military families receive well-deserved morale and welfare programs, services, and activities. CFPFSS delivers its programs and services through four operational divisions – DCSM, CANEX, SISIP Financial Services and PSP.

For more information on participation in the Canadian Forces Appreciation Program, please contact: Colin Bayne, Program Manager, 613-947-3897,

For more information on Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services, please contact: Christine Meyer, Communications Advisor, 613-947-3823,

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Contact Information

  • Department of National Defence
    Media Liaison Office
    (613) 996-2353
    toll-free at 1-866-377-0811