Air Force Order 5000-8 Hateful Conduct


Date of Issue: 2020-10-16


This order applies to members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and to civilian employees of the Department of National Defence (DND) who are posted, deployed, attached, tasked or seconded to establishment positions in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Chief of the Air Force Staff.

Approval Authority             

This Air Force Order (AFO) is issued by the Commander (Comd) RCAF under the authority of the Queen’s Regulations and Orders (QR&O) 4.12 and Canadian Forces Organization Order (CFOO) 9954 and by the Chief of the Air Force Staff (C Air Force) under the authority of QR&O 3.20


Director Air Personnel Management (D Air Pers Mgt) for military members and Civilian Human Resources Planning and Programs Officer for DND employees.


Hate Incident

The DND/CAF define a Hate Incidents as any allegation of Hateful Conduct that has been reported to, or documented by the Chain of Command (CoC).

Hateful Conduct

An act or conduct, including the display or communication of words, symbols or images, by a CAF member, that they knew or ought reasonably to have known would constitute, encourage, justify or promote violence or hatred against a person or persons of an identifiable group, based on their national or ethnic origin, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status,…

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