CAF chaplains are responsible for fostering the spiritual, religious, and pastoral care of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families, regardless of religious affiliation, practice, and/or belief.
CAF chaplains have privileged access to CAF members of all ranks, have no command authority, and are prohibited from bearing arms. Their responsibilities include:
Providing an active, personal, and supportive presence
Officiating at special functions, service, events, and ceremonies
Advising the Chain of Command regarding spiritual/religious accommodation issues, ethical dilemmas, as well as spiritual and moral issues pertaining to the Formation/Unit/Squadron
Applying knowledge in general military administration and RCChS policies.
Liaising with local area civilian Faith Tradition leaders
Referring CAF members and their families to other helping professionals, such as social workers, psychologists, or medical personnel, as required
Providing compassionate and caring support during, and following, significant life events and incidents
Phone: 519-254-2535, Ext. 4512
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