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Since 1947, the Canadian Forces have completed 72 international missions. More than 3,600 soldiers, sailors and Air Force personnel are deployed overseas on operational missions. On any given day, about 8,000 Canadian Forces members Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, and Canadian Army (one-third of the Canadian deployable force) are preparing for, engaged in or are returning from an overseas mission.

Below is a list of all currently active and past Canadian Forces operations both within Canada's borders and internationally.

Current Operations[]

This section consists of Canadian Forces operations which are currently active, or conducted annually or on a periodic basis.

Domestic[]

  • Operation Boxtop - Biannual replenishment operation for CFS Alert[1]
  • Operation Driftnet - Support of Fisheries and Oceans Canada to halt illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing[1]
  • Operation Lama - Code name for CF support to civil authorities for hurricane recovery efforts anywhere in Canada[1]
  • Operation Nunalivut - Annual major sovereignty and security operation in Canada's High Arctic[1]
  • Operation Palaci - Assistance to Parks Canada to stop avalanches in Rogers Pass keeping the Highway 1 and CP rail links clear[1]
  • Operation Poseidon - CF support to Canada Border Services Agency and RCMP for counter-illegal migrant operations on West Coast[1]
  • Operation Canton - CF support to Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) to respond to a fierce snow storm on Hwy 402 between Sarnia, Ontario and Country Road 22[1]

International[]

Americas and Caribbean[]

Africa[]

  • Operation Calumet - Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai Peninsula[1]
  • Operation Crocodile - Support to the UN peace-support mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo[1]
  • Operation Safari - Canada's contribution of military observers to the UN peace-support mission in southern Sudan[1]
  • Operation Saturn - Support to the United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID)[1]
  • Operation Sculpture - Participation in the British-led military advisory and training mission in Sierra Leone[1]

Europe, Balkans and Mediterranean[]

  • Operation Active Endeavour - NATO counter-terrorism operations in the Mediterranean Sea[1]
  • Operation Kobold - Canadian team serving with the NATO force in Kosovo[1]
  • Operation Metric - CF participation in international efforts to enhance security in the Eastern Mediterranean, specifically North Africa and the Middle East[1]
  • Operation Snowgoose - Contribution to UNFICYP, the U.N. force in Cyprus[1]

Southwest Asia and Middle East[]

  • Operation ATTENTION (NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan)[1]
  • Operation GLADIUS (Contribution to UNDOF, the UN mission on the border between Israel and Syria)[1]
  • Operation JADE (Canadian military observers serving with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization)[1]
  • Operation PROTEUS (Canadian team working with the Office of US Security Coordinator to build security in the Palestinian Authority)[1]
  • Operation SAIPH (Periodic participation in counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, and counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa)[1]

Past Operations[]

This section consists of Canadian Forces operations that are no longer active or on-going on an annual or periodic basis and are deemed complete.

Domestic[]

  • Operation ABACUS (Y2K preparation)
  • Operation ASSISTANCE (Red River Flood, 1997)
  • Operation CADENCE (Security for the 2010 G8 and G20 summits held in Ontario)
  • Operation CANOPY
  • Operation GRIZZLY (G8 Security in 2002)
  • Operation HURRICANE
  • Operation FORGE (Assistance for 2011 Ontario Forest Fires)
  • Operation LOTUS (Assistance for the 2011 Lake Champlain and Richelieu River Floods)
  • Operation LUSTRE (2011 Manitoba Floods)
  • Operation OCTAL
  • Operation PERSISTENCE (Swissair Flight 111)
  • Operation PEREGRINE (BC Forest Fires 2003)
  • Operation PODIUM (Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • Operation PREAMBLE
  • Operation RECONFIGURATION (1999 Migration of CF most C&C systems from Banyan to Windows prior to Y2K)
  • Operation RECUPERATION (Ice Storm of 1998)
  • Operation PYRAMID (Victoria, BC Heavy snowfall (1m) 1996)
  • Operation SALON (Oka Crisis in Oka, Quebec)
  • Operation UNIQUE (1989-1991 Protection of CFB Goose Bay against protesters from NATO low flying operations)

International[]

This section covers past Canadian Forces operations that took place beyond Canada's borders. It includes peacekeeping operations as well as those through NATO and in participation with other allies.

Americas and Caribbean[]

  • Operation ABALONE (Provide medical treatment and assist with public health concerns on the island of St. Vincent in 1979)[2]
  • Operation BANDIT (Evacuate Canadians in 1988 from Haiti following aborted elections in Haiti in 1987)[3]
  • Operation CADENCE (Monitor the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 1994)[4]
  • Operation CAULDRON (Canadian mission with United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) in October 1993[5]
  • Operation CENTRAL (DART deployment to Honduras following Hurricane Mitch in 1998)
  • Operation COMPLIMENT (Support to United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti (MIPONUH)[6]
  • Operation CONSTABLE (Support to United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH) from July to November 1997)[7]
  • Operation EAGLE ASSIST
  • Operation FORWARD ACTION (Multi-national operations in support of sanctions against Haiti in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution 841 from Oct 1993 to Sept 1994)[8]
  • Operation HALO (Support to United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from June to August 2004)[9]
  • Operation HERRITAGE (Electoral observers and security advisers for elections in Haiti in December 1990)[10]
  • Operation HESTIA (Response to 2010 Haiti earthquake)
  • Operation HUGO
  • Operation HUMBLE
  • Operation JAGUAR (Contribution of military aviation and search-and-rescue capability to support the Jamaica Defence Force)[1]

  • Operation MATCH (Contribution to United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL) from 1991 to 1994)[11]
  • Operation MEGAPHONE
  • Operation NOBLE EAGLE
  • Operation STABLE (Support to United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH) from June 1996 to July 1997)[12]
  • Operation STANDARD (Support to United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH) from June to September 1996)[13]
  • Operation SULTAN CF contribution to UN Observer Group in Central America)[14]
  • Operation SUPPORT
  • Operation UNISON (Canadian support to the 2005 Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the United States)
  • Operation VISION (Canadian support to the United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA) in 1997)[15]
  • Operation QUARTZ (Canadian support to the United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA) from 1998 to 2000)[16]

Africa[]

Europe, Balkans and Mediterranean[]

  • Operation ALLIANCE
  • Operation ARTISAN
  • Operation BOLSTER, Former Republic of Yugoslavia
  • Operation BOREAS
  • Operation BRONZE (Deployment of teams of Canadian Forces members serving in key positions at NATO Headquarters Sarajevo from 2004 to 2010)[18]
  • Operation CAVALIER (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Operation CHAPERON (Canadian contribution to United Nations Military Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP) from February 1996 to September 2001)
  • Operation ECHO Canadian CF-18 deployment to Italy in support of the NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR) and Kosovo Force (KFOR) from June 1998 to December 2000)
  • Operation FUSION (Canadian support to the European Union's Operation CONCORDIA in the Republic of Macedonia from April 1, 2003 to May 12, 2003)
  • Operation HARMONY (Support to the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Croatia)
  • Operation KINETIC (Contribution to KFOR, the NATO peacekeeping force that operated in Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia from June 1999 to June 2000)
  • Operation MANDARIN
  • Operation PALLADIUM (Contribution to the NATO Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina from December 1995 to December 2004)
  • Operation QUADRANT (Canada's overall participation in international missions in Kosovo)[19]
  • Operation SEXTANT (Canadian Naval contribution to Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 from January 2006 to June 2009)[20]
  • Operation SIRIUS (Support to NATO coalition campaign against terrorism mission known as Operation Active Endeavour)
  • Operation SPEAKER
  • Operation TORRENT (DART deployment to Turkey after the 1999 İzmit earthquake)
  • NATO Operation Sharpguard
  • NATO Operation Allied Force
  • NATO Operation Joint Guardian

Southeast Asia[]

Southwest Asia and Middle East[]

  • Operation Accius - Contribution of two senior Canadian Forces officers to the Military Advisory Unit of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) from November 2002 to June 2005)
  • Operation Altair - Canada’s contribution of warships in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea from Jan 2004 to Oct 2008)[21]
  • Operation Angora - United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
  • Operation Apollo - Operations in support of the United States in its military operations in Afghanistan. The operation took place from October 2001 to October 2003
  • Operation Argus - Strategic Advisory Team Afghanistan (SAT‑A) from September 2005 to August 2008
  • Operation Archer - Since July 2005 to July 2006, Canada’s participation in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan has been conducted under Operation Archer
  • Operation ASSIST
  • Operation AUGMENTATION (Canadian naval deployments in support of enforcing United Nations sanctions against Iraq in the Persian Gulf from June 1999 to October 2001)
  • Operation ATHENA (Canadian deployment with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan)[1]
  • Operation DANACA (Canadian contribution to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights from 31 May 1974 to 23 March 2006)
  • Operation DETERMINATION
  • Operation FORUM (United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM))
  • Operation FRICTION
  • Operation PREVENTION (Canadian naval deployment from February to August 1997 in support of multinational Maritime Interception Force in the Persian Gulf to monitor and enforce various UN Security Council resolutions concerning the import and export of Iraqi commodities, including oil.[22]
  • Operation IOLAUS
  • Operation Keeping Goodwill
  • Operation LION (Assistance the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to facilitate the departure of Canadians from Lebanon)
  • Operation PLATEAU (DART deployment so Muzaffarabad region of Pakistan after the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake)
  • Operation RECORD - Canadian support to the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM) from May 1991 to August 2001
  • Operation Scapel
  • Operation SCIMITAR
  • Operation VAGABOND (United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG))

See also[]

References[]

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  14. "Operations Database-Operation SULTAN". Department of National Defence/Directorate of History and Heritage. 28 Nov 2008. http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/od-bdo/di-ri-eng.asp?IntlOpId=133&CdnOpId=158. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
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  22. Royal Canadian Navy. "Operation PREVENTION". http://www.navy.forces.gc.ca/cms/4/4-a_eng.asp?id=507. 

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