Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) operates under a social enterprise business model, with the fundamental belief that we exist to create positive value for our members. Responsive to the changing needs of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), our programs and services build their self-reliance, resilience and readiness by enhancing their mental, social, physical and financial wellbeing.

Working on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff and under the authority of the Defence Minister, CFMWS is a trusted partner in the Defence enterprise, operating under the Non-Public Property framework, expending Public and Non-Public funds in a unique operating model that creates real value for the CAF Community. CFMWS is a separate agency of the Defence team. CFMWS currently employs over 4,000 people as “Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces”, a separate employer under Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act of the Government of Canada.

Our Vision: Improving lives at home and around the world.

Our Mission: "We make our members stronger." 

  • Healthier People
  • Stronger Communities
  • Better Canada

Our Values : Our values demonstrate our commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in support of one another, the Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families. Those fundamental values are:

  • We put our people first – we CARE for our members, our community and one another.
  • We act with INTEGRITY and strive to do the right thing – we say what we mean and do what we say.
  • We are one TEAM – We have each other’s back and get it done together for our members.
  • We constantly look for new ideas and find CREATIVE ways to provide our members with the best possible experience.

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) recognizes that our reputation is characterized by our ethical conduct. Our employees are expected to abide by our values and the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector