3rd Canadian Division - Western Canada

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On 27th June 2013, Land Force Western Area was re-designated 3rd Canadian Division.  The Division retains the formations and units of Western Area with 1 Area Support Group becoming 3rd Canadian Division Support Group and Western Area Training Centre becoming 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre. 

3rd Canadian Division is one of four operational commands of the Canadian Army.  This command is responsible for all Canadian Army administration and operations in western Canada from the Pacific Ocean to Thunder Bay, Ontario and is headquartered at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton, Alberta.

Under the 3 Cdn Div command are approximately 5,400 Regular Force soldiers, 4,800 Reserve Force soldiers, 1,400 DND civilian employees, and 900 Canadian Rangers.

3rd Canadian Division comprises one Regular Force Mechanized Brigade Group, three Reserve Force Brigade Groups, one Division Support Group, one Division Training Centre, a Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, an Intelligence Company and a Military Police Regiment:

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Command Team

Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu

Commander:
Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu

Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Douglas Stevens

Division Sergeant-Major:
Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Douglas Stevens

Contact Us

 3rd Canadian Division Headquarters
700 Vimy Ave
Box 10500 Stn Forces
Edmonton, AB
T5J 4J5
780-973-4011 ext 8149
1-877-973-1944

News

Corporal Kory Fraser

Supply Technicians in short supply: Corporal Kory Fraser on why it’s a great job

Edmonton, Alberta — Always “magically getting things,” Supply Technicians are the logistical wizards of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
July 27, 2018

Honorary LCol Albert El Tassi,

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Albert El Tassi proudly wears the uniform and helps make it, too

Winnipeg, Manitoba — For the Royal Winnipeg Rifles’ Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (HLCol) Albert El Tassi, a strong rapport with members is the reason why he continues to work closely with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). HLCol El Tassi’s connection with troops is so strongly engrained because of his philanthropic efforts in support of CAF families as well as in his working life as his company makes the CADPAT (Canadian Disruptive Pattern) uniforms that the members wear.
July 13, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer Ramsay Bellisle talks with Sergeant Nathan Hedin

Canadian Army Reservists head to South Dakota for joint training

Rapid City, South Dakota — With positions on international military training exercises in short supply for Canadian Army Reservists, 59 members of 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) jumped at the chance to attend Exercise GOLDEN COYOTE 2018 (Ex GC18).
June 28, 2018

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