When Canadians call, the Canadian Armed Forces will be there. The Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Air Force & the Royal Canadian Navy have together up to 24,000 troops who will be able to help vulnerable communities, assist the provinces & territories & support efforts to slow the spread of #COVID19. We will be there.
The Canadian Armed Forces has a plan to support Canadians through #COVID19. We're ready to help slow the spread of the virus, support our most vulnerable & assist provinces & territories with logistics. As always, we also remain ready to respond to events like floods or forest fires.
Our Canadian Armed Forces will always be there to help Canadians. We will have up to 10 Regular Forces units across Canada to help with COVID-19. That's up to 500 troops per unit ready to assist communities through humanitarian support & the delivery of goods.
In addition to our Regular Force members, the Canadian Armed Forces are readying many Primary Reserve units throughout the country. These flexible teams can operate as local response forces to assist with humanitarian support, wellness checks and natural disaster response.
In the Canadian Armed Forces planning, particular attention was given to meet Indigenous communities’ needs & north & the Arctic's. That's why over 50 Canadian Ranger Patrols will be available to enhance our understanding of the needs of northern, remote & Indigenous communities.
In addition, our Royal Canadian Air Force has all necessary capabilities & personnel to support the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. A wide range of helicopters & transport aircraft will be made available if needed.
Our Royal Canadian Navy are preparing to be ready to respond on short-notice to coastal communities who might need a helping hand.
Our women & men in uniform always stand ready to help us at a moment's notice & in these unprecedented times, it's no different. They're prepared to assist us in the fight against against #COVID19 & any event we may face. To all of you & your families: thank you for your service.