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The Torch: Theme Portals

Canadian Defence Academy

CAF Self-Development Learning Hub


(Managed by the Canadian Defence Academy)  

(Does not work on DWAN) 


The Theme Portals are designed to focus on a topic of relevance to CAF leadership. 

The current and previous themes are accessible to everyone however CAF officers at the DP5 (GOFO) and DP4 (Colonel) levels as well as NCMs at the DP5 (CPO1/CWO) level have separate closed Portals which include discussion forums and thus Logins are required for them.  Access to the closed portals may be obtained by appropriately ranked personnel by sending an email to for GOFOs; for Colonels and for CPO1s/CWOs. 

Current Theme:  Great Power Competition: The Indo Pacific

Next Theme: Strategic Communications

DP5 – GOFO: (Login required)

DP4 – Colonel / Captain(N): (Login required)

DP5 – CPO1 / CWO: (Login required)

Previous Themes: (Open access to all personnel)