Annual SSE implementation update from the DM and the CDS


We have come a long way since Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, was announced in June 2017. In the two years since its release, the Defence Team has made great strides towards implementing this ambitious, long-term policy that will shape the role of Defence for decades to come.

In the six months since we’ve last updated you, we have achieved significant progress on numerous fronts and delivered on a wide range of projects. Among other things, we have:

Thanks to your efforts – military and civilian members working together across Defence – we have accomplished a great deal but important work remains to build on the momentum in implementing Strong, Secure, Engaged, and to ensure its long-term success. To see a few recent examples of progress on SSE initiatives, we encourage you to watch the highlights video.

We will continue to provide you with updates as we work together to meet Canada’s defence needs, now and into the future.

For more information on Canada’s Defence Policy, visit the Strong, Secure, Engaged web page.

Jody Thomas General Johnathan Vance
Deputy Minister Chief of the Defence Staff