The Canadian Defense Academy and the Military Personnel Generation Group renew their contract with Calian

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  • Renewal represents continued confidence in Calian’s domain expertise
  • Calian supports four different business streams: administration, training, teaching, and e-learning development

OTTAWA, ON/ACCESSWIRE/April 11, 2022/ Calian Group Ltd. (TSX:CGY), a diversified products and services company providing innovative healthcare, communications, learning and cybersecurity solutions, has been awarded a contract renewal by the Department of National Defense for the Canadian Defense Academy (CDA) and the Military Personnel Generation Group (MPGG). The contract has an initial value of C$8.8 million. For more than twelve years, CDA and MPGG have trusted Calian to help them solve their most complex military training challenges: effectively onboarding new recruits, conducting realistic drills, delivering high-caliber training, and adapting for offer online learning.

Effectively integrate new recruits

The administrative processes involved in the transformation of civilians into military are complex and numerous. The Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) requires a professional team of highly skilled administrative support staff to operate smoothly. Calian is looking for the right staff – people who can learn recruit training quickly, handle a heavy workload, and work effectively as part of a busy team.

Staging of realistic exercises

Fidelity and realism are essential to military training scenarios. The more realistic an exercise is, the more prepared the training participants will be. With Calian’s support, the Military Personnel Generation Training Group (MPGTG) is able to achieve a level of fidelity and realism that was previously unattainable, and in turn, training participants are able to achieve the highest level of readiness.

Provide high caliber training

Calian’s skilled military trades training solutions are used at CFLRS, Canadian Forces College, Canadian Forces Logistics Training Center, Canadian Forces Firefighters and more. The instructors delivering these training solutions are skilled communicators and range from nationally recognized academics to retired general officers to former deputy ministers and ambassadors.

Adapt to the E-Learning offer

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, e-learning is now a crucial need for every institution dedicated to training and education. Calian training management and scheduling solutions are highly adaptable. The instructors who offer these solutions are recognized by MPGTG for their energy, creativity and innovation, regardless of the course format – online or in person.

“Solving complex customer challenges is what Calian does best,” said Donald Whitty, President, Learning, Calian. “Our innovative military training solutions – whether delivered online or in-person – are essential to the mission-critical needs of the Department of National Defense.”

“We are incredibly proud of our strong and ongoing relationship with the Canadian military,” said Kevin Ford, CEO of Calian. “Calian has been and will continue to be a trusted partner of the Department of National Defense, and we are grateful to him.

The contract runs until January 31, 2024, with two one-year options.

About Calian

We move the world forward. Calian® helps people communicate, innovate, learn, stay safe and lead healthy lives with confidence. Every day, our employees live our values ​​of customer focus, integrity, innovation and teamwork to design trusted solutions that solve complex problems. It is Trust. Designed. A stable and growing company for 40 years, our headquarters are in Ottawa with offices and projects covering North American and international markets. Visit to learn more about innovative healthcare, communications, learning and cybersecurity solutions.

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