RCN focused on quality of life for sailors

People are the foundation of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) strength and success.

To fully support them, the RCN is continuously developing new initiatives designed to improve quality of life, training and recruiting.

These initiatives include championing a culture that emphasizes resilience, physical fitness and total-health wellness; more efficiently monitoring and addressing time away; enhancing and modernizing the RCN training system; enabling Wi-Fi and other technologies at sea; and recruiting focused on diversity and inclusion.

These new policies are being implemented by chains of command from coast to coast.

“This mind-set has enabled our sailors to deliver outstanding effects on global operations from the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Gulf of Guinea, Euro-Atlantic and Mediterranean to the Arabian Gulf, Eastern Pacific and Caribbean Basin,” says Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander RCN.

In fact, the RCN was recently recognized by Forbes Media as one of Canada’s Top Employers.

“This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Naval Staff to adapt and implement strategies, policies and frameworks that support and enable our sailors to excel – particularly those policies that have a direct impact on our people,” adds VAdm Lloyd.

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