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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes CANADIAN FORCES FORCES CANADIENNES
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes
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  • WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN FORCES
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes 1885 TO WWI 1885 Women are first recognized as military personnel by serving as Nursing Sisters 1885 North-West Rebellion 1889 Boer War (South Africa) 1914 to 1918 WWI
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes WWII 43,000 Women serve in: Royal Canadian Air Force Women`s Division Canadian Women`s Army Corps Women`s Royal Canadian Naval Service Clerks, Parachute Riggers, Photographers, Air Frame Mechanics
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes TESTIMONIAL
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes 1950s TO 1960s Over 3,000 Women serve in Korean War: Army Navy Reserves Royal Canadian Air Force 1954 to 1955, small numbers of Women were recruited and retained in the ranks of all three Regular Force elements
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes 1960s TO 1970s 1970 the Royal Commission on the Status of Women makes significant recommendations leading towards equal opportunity for women Standardized enrolment criteria Equal pension and benefits Attendance at military colleges Removal of restriction on the enrolment of married women 1978 Women represented: 6% of the CF Employed is 82 of the 127 military occupations
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes TESTIMONIAL
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes 1980s 1989 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal directed the full integration of Women into the CF to be completed by 1999 Women served in all elements in both combat and combat-support military occupations 1989 Maj Dee Brasseur becomes one of only two Women in the world to fly the fly the CF 18 Hornet,
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes 1990s TO PRESENT 2001 Women represented 18% of CF personnel 2003 Lieutenant Commander Marta Mulkins became the first Woman to command a Canadian Forces Navy warship, HMCS KINGSTON
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes TESTIMONIAL
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes Current Statistics of women in the CF: Regular Force Navy 20.1% Army 14.1% Air Force 21.1% Reserve Force Naval Reserve 32.3% Army Reserve 15.3% Air Force Reserve 29.3% Women currently serve in all military occupations
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes CANADIAN FORCES BENEFITS Competitive Salaries Officers start at: $42,000.00/year Non-Commissioned Members (Skilled Trades, Administration, etc) start at: $30,000.00/year 20 days of paid leave each year (after the five years this extends to 25 days) Full medical and dental coverage Fitness and recreational facilities Excellent personal development programs Language training Continuing education Second career assistance network
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  • Fight with the Canadian Forces www.forces.ca - Combattez avec les Forces canadiennes QUESTIONS Diversity is an operational imperative. General Rick Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff

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