Defence Outreach Program:
1998 a number of National Defence Public Affairs Offices (NDPAOs) were
established throughout Canada to facilitate better direct communication
between the Canadian Forces/Dept. of National Defence and the public.
These offices and the Public Affairs officers and staff assigned to
them were given the mandate of improving the information flow to and
knowledge base of Canadians in defence issues at the regional level.
- Pacific Region Mission:
job is to increase awareness and understanding of defence issues in
British Columbia and the Yukon by engaging in a spectrum of community
relations activities. We aim to explain, through the National Defence
Outreach Program, the role and mandate of the Canadian Forces and the
Department of National Defence and describe the benefits they bring
to Canadians .
can bring Canadian Forces and National Defence spokespersons to your
community and provide information about defence policies, programs and
We look for opportunities to bring defence stakeholders in contact with
the Canadian Forces through visits to bases and operations when possible.
We also help bring the Canadian Forces to your community through contact
with various locally based stakeholder groups, such as academic and
business organizations, and by participation in public events.
If you are interested in having a speaker address a group or in more
information about the Canadian Forces please contact us:
Outreach contacts in BC:
Defence Public Affairs Office - Pacific Region
Suite 201-1090 West Pender St.
Vancouver,B.C. V6E 2N7
Tel:(604) 666-0199 Fax:(604) 666-0156
Paul Seguna, CD,
Southern Interior BC Outreach Officer,
National Defence Public Affairs Office-Pacific Region,
Tel: (250) 558-5503 Cell: (604) 790-0985
more information about the Dept. of National Defence and Canadian Forces