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This tab, updated with new content every Tuesday, includes links to various recent PD items of interest in a variety of forms - podcasts, videos, articles, books, websites, and online events.  Try one you like!  Come back next week for something new.  

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Note that ideas presented are not necessarily supported by DND nor the CAF but are included to help share ideas and encourage professional discussion. 


The latest two editions (released simultaneously) of 

Canadian Military Journal

[Vol. 23, No. 1, Winter 2023] and [Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 2023] 

are available at the links below:

Vol 1:  Canadian Military Journal (

Vol 2:  Canadian Military Journal (



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Note:  While links provided in this section offer mostly 'free' learning opportunities, there might be some additional costs.  The CAF does not specifically endorse any of these sites and it is NOT responsible for any funding required for any of them. That said, this does not stop members from applying and potentially being reimbursed through other means such as the Education Reimburement (ER) program found at this link: 

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