Canada First Defence Strategy
Building on the government's significant defence investments over the past two years, the Canada First Defence Strategy sets a detailed road-map for the modernization of the Canadian Forces. It puts forward clear roles and missions for the Canadian Forces, outlining a level of ambition that will enable the CF to maintain the ability to deliver excellence at home, be a strong and reliable partner in the defence of North America, and project leadership abroad by making meaningful contributions to operations overseas.
The Canada First Defence Strategy is based on an extensive and rigorous analysis of the risks and threats facing Canada in the years to come, as well as the government's vision for defence. Through stable and predictable defence funding, including balanced investments across the four pillars upon which military capabilities are built - personnel, equipment, readiness and infrastructure - the Strategy will increase the size of the Forces and replace their core capabilities. It also presents unprecedented opportunities for Canadian industry in its reach for global excellence.
This stable and predictable funding provides the planning certainty required to continue rebuilding the Canadian Forces. The Canada First Defence Strategy ensures a first-class, modern military, one that is well-trained, well-equipped and ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century.