Health Promotion - Strengthening the Forces - Orientation 2020

What is Health Promotion?

The process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health.
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

The primary goal of HP in the CAF

  • Is to help CAF members become healthy​
  • to fulfill their Operational Mandate AND ​
  • to Maintain a high Quality of Life!
  • Health & Lifestyle Information Survey

Strengthening the Forces

All programs are now Guardian Coded

All programs are FREE of Charge to the entire CAF community!

Addiction Free Living

  • MITE CODE: Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling and Gaming (AODGG)​
  • Butt Out (BO)

Social Wellness

  • MITE CODE: Mental Fitness and Suicide Awareness (MFSA) ​
  • Stress: Take Charge! (STC)​
  • Managing Angry Moments (MAM)​
  • Inter-Comm (I/C)​
  • Respect in the CAF (RitCAF)​

Nutritional Wellness

  • Weight Wellness Lifestyle Program (WWLP)​
  • Top Fuel for Top Performance (TFTP) 

Active Living and Injury

  • Injury Reduction Strategies for Sports & Physical Activity (IRS)

Active Living and Injury Prevention

Strategies for you

To enhance the operational readiness of CAF personnel by:​ 

  1. encouraging members to  maintain a healthy level of ​ activity ​
  2. providing guidelines to prevent ​overuse or repetitive strain, sports or exercise related ​injuries. ​
  3. Injury Reduction Strategies for Sports & Physical Activity 

Addiction Awareness & Prevention

6 Subjects 

  • Alcohol  ​
  • Drugs ​
  • Tobacco​
  • Gambling​
  • Gaming​
  • Cannabis Use
Gambling with your future?

Butt Out


Take a step towards an addiction-free lifestyle. Butt Out today!

Quitting Tobacco​

  • Butt Out Group ​
    OR ​
  • Self Managed Program​

45% of CAF members started smoking on BMQ

Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling & Gaming -  Supervisor Training (MITE Coded)

Gambling with your future?Supervisors will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of addiction and through practice, apply the DND policies around alcohol, other drugs, gambling and gaming. Supervisors will be given an opportunity to develop and practice strategies to promote an addiction-free work environment. 

Nutritional Wellness

Healthy Eating, Nutrition for Physical Activity and Nutrition for Weight Loss​

Wellness - Top Fuel for Top Performance

Top Fuel for Top Performance

TFTP offers participants:

  • an opportunity to determine their personal energy requirement​
  • learn new tips on how to maximize their overall physical performance​

This interactive workshop includes education on:​

  • Everyday Eating

  • Fueling for Training and Recovery

  • Nutrient Timing and Hydration Before, During & After Physical Activity

  • Body Composition and Weight Issues

  • Sports Supplements.

Mission: Nutrition

  • Safe, effective and permanent weight loss ​
  • Self-directed​
  • Emphasis on nutrition and PA as a lifestyle change and not Dieting​
  • 6 weekly group sessions​

Social Wellness

  • Stress Management​
  • Anger Management​
  • Mental Fitness & Suicide Awareness​
  • Inter-Comm​
  • Respect in the CAF Workshop

Stress: Take Charge

This interactive program offers an effective, skills-based approach to managing stress.

Through self-awareness, behaviour change and skill building, participants will examine stress within their lives and learn about the stress response. ​

Various relaxation/stress management techniques​ and strategies will be explored and practised.

Managing Angry Moments (MAM)

MAM is an interactive program designed to help increase personal performance by identifying successful coping strategies in anger generating situations and provide opportunities to learn and practice new skills. ​

Discussions focus on:​

  •  understanding anger; identifying​
  • personal triggers; managing conflict with others​
  • identifying and practising strategies that work for you​
  • learning how to manage your response for the long-term.

Mental Fitness and Suicide Awareness

  • Course coded​
  • Prepare leadership to promote Mental Fitness​
  • Focus on lessening the incidence of mental health injuries within military community


Would you like to get better customer service?

Do you want to get your message across briefly and effectively? Are you tired of not being heard?

Would you like to have a meaningful conversation with your teenager?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then Inter-Comm is for you.

Inter-Comm is for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills. The course looks at​ barriers to communication and provides practical ​proven methods to overcome these barriers​ to create a respectful environment.

Respect in the CAF Workshop

The “Respect in the CAF” workshop is a curriculum for use in the Canadian Armed Forces. The workshop is intended to promote respect in the CAF through awareness and understanding and to empower CAF members to take a stand against harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour (HISB). This workshop is designed to foster a sustained change in attitudes and behaviours in order to build a respectful climate and culture within the Canadian Armed Forces. (This workshop is HRMS coded.)

Health Promotion

  • Manager HP - Christa Snow​
  • HP Specialist - Sharon Ash​
  • HP Specialist - Jeremy Bauman-Fortin​
  • HP Specialist - Jackie LeSarge​
  • HP Specialist - Rachel Askett​
  • HP Administrative Assistant - Lori Popkie x 3992​

PSP Kingston

@pspkingston #cfbhealthpro

Your Strengthening the Forces Unit Rep

Capt Collin McConnell

Contact Health Promotion  x3992           Gym / Gymnase 207

PSP Kingston



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