Defence Team News: 20 March 2019

September 12, 2019 posted by

In this episode we give an
update on Operation UNIFIER… … commemorate
the International Day for the Elimination
of Racial Discrimination… … and see some of the exhibits
from this years’ Garrison Petawawa Cultural
Diversity Festival. ♪ Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian
Armed Forces mission to support the Security
Forces of Ukraine, was recently extended. We’re joined by Major JP Seguin to learn more about what
this means for the operation. Hello Major Seguin. What is your role on the
operation and your main duties? As the Task Force Deputy
Commander, I oversee the staff work and
finances here at Camp Yavoriv to ensure that the Task Force
keeps moving and operating, which includes doing
personnel management and most national liaison
here at Camp Yavoriv. I also take the reins of command whenever the Task Force
Commander goes to one of our many outstations to visit
their deployed personnel. Can you explain
what work has been done in this most recent instalment? During Roto 6
of Operation UNIFIER we have strived
towards enduring effects for the Security Forces
of Ukraine. This means not only
delivering training, but building everything
that goes around it. Within Task Force UNIFIER, there are five different
training groups all over the country
all leading different efforts to support the defence
transformation. The goal of Ukraine
is to one day join NATO and this is one way we can help
them reach that goal. How will the extension allow you
to continue this work? We’re talking about enduring
effects, institutional changes,
and defence transformation. All of these things take time
and the mission renewal will allow us to keep working
with Ukrainian partners in achieving these goals. Thank you for joining us
Major Seguin. Thanks for having me. March 21st marks
the International Day for the Elimination
of Racial Discrimination. This year’s theme is “Addressing Intersectionality
– Achieving Equity”. We recently spoke with Sergio
Rodríguez, Civilian Co-Chair of the Defence Visible Minority
Advisory Group to learn more. Can you explain
this year’s theme of “Addressing Intersectionality
– Achieving Equity”? Yes, this year,
for the International Day for the Elimination
of Racial Discrimination, the theme that has been selected is “Addressing Intersectionality
– Achieving Equity”, this means that we’re going
to analyze the issues that we are having or are maybe going to have
in the future at DND from different aspects,
from different angles, from social,
economical, environmental, and from the political side
as well. What are some
of the available resources for Defence Team members? There are different resources
Defence Team members can access like, for instance, under
the Employment Equity website, there are four different
advisory groups that are raising their voice
and speaking up to their chain of command
and telling them what are the different issues
affecting across Canada our Forces
and also our civilians. Before we go, the Garrison Petawawa
Cultural Diversity Festival recently took place to educate
and demonstrate social inclusion and strength in diversity
within the Defence Team. The festival featured
several cultural exhibits, demonstrations,
keynote speakers, and other activities
highlighting diversity. That’s it for us.
Thanks so much for watching. See you next time… … for Defence Team News! ♪ ♪

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2 Replies to “Defence Team News: 20 March 2019”

  1. SHIRAZ SHAHID says:


  2. Yuriy Khymych Khymych says:

    Big thanks and respect for all Canadian soldiers who helps and support Ukraine!!!!)

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