Leading from the Front: Combatting Gender-Based Violence in the Canadian Armed Forces

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: KPMG Ottawa

Canada has long been at the forefront of military gender integration and remains a world leader. Women serve in all environments and can join any trade across the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). What is more, Canada is committed to increasing the proportion of women up to 25% of the total force by 2026.

But significant challenges remain including sexual harassment and the challenges of changing organizational culture for the better. Join our panelists for a stimulating discussion of how the CAF has engaged with this issue in the past, the work being done today to address harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour and the opportunities to forge a more successful future.

This roundtable will be of interest to anyone who wants to encourage greater inclusivity in the workplace and foster an environment where everyone can succeed.


Roundtable Hosts:Dr. Meghan Fitzpatrick, Director of Research and Senior Editor, CDA Institute and Caroline Leprince, Executive Director, Women in International Security Canada


Lieutenant-Commander (ret’d) Rosemary Park is Director of Servicewomen’s Salute

Dr. Manon LeBlanc is a Defence Scientist, Director General of Military Personnel Research and Analysis, working to address sexual harassment and workplace aggression in the CAF

Dr. Allan English is an Associate Professor, Queen’s University and a CAF veteran who has written widely about diversity, military leadership and the challenges of culture change


KPMG Offices, 150 Elgin Street, Suite 1800, Ottawa


5 December 11:00am to 2:00pm

There will be a question and answer session immediately after the main discussion.


$20 per person including a light buffet lunch

Students $10

To register: https://cdainstitute.ca/leading_from_the_front_workshop/

Places are limited and registration prior to the event is required.