36 Canadian Brigade Group

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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Phone: 902-427-6156

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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Who We Are

36 Canadian Brigade Group (36 CBG) Headquarters is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a Primary Reserve Force (Army) land reserve component with approximately 1600 personnel. 36 CBG is comprised of mostly part-time reservists. Our mission remains  “to provide combat capable forces to execute assigned tasks.” 

The Headquarters supports ten units in the Province of Nova Scotia and one unit in Prince Edward Island. 36 Canadian Brigade Group, along with 37 Canadian Brigade Group in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, makes up part of the 5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div).


Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

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Command Team

  • Commander:  Colonel J.W. MacDonald
  • Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Officer B.W. Gittens

Contact Us

36 Canadian Brigade Group
1575 Queen Street
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5

Phone: 902-427-4400 (Administration)


The Medium Range Radar (MRR) system

Medium Range Radar a portable, powerful addition Canadian Army toolbox

Ottawa, Ontario — Recent military operations in places like Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that smaller – even improvised – weapons are both difficult to detect and deadly.
April 19, 2018

The Leopard 2 Armoured Engineering Vehicle

New Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicle is ‘the natural evolution’

Edmonton, Alberta — As part of the Force Mobility Enhancement (FME) project, the Canadian Army (CA) began receiving 18 new and improved Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicles (Leo 2 AEVs) in late fall 2017 to provide critical support to the CA’s Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Light Armoured Vehicles, Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles and future fleets.
April 12, 2018

Signing the Transfer of Command certificate for the Canadian Combat Support Brigade

New Canadian Combat Support Brigade is ‘champion of Army enablers’

Halifax, Nova Scotia — 5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) has officially assumed authority over the Canadian Army’s (CA) newest Brigade, the Canadian Combat Support Brigade (CCSB) in an organizational shift that one officer says will make 5 Cdn Div “the champion of Canadian Army enablers.”
April 6, 2018

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Our History

36 Canadian Brigade Group (36 CBG) is a relatively new formation having been stood up on 10 October 1997. The Brigade perpetuates Nova Scotia District, which officially stood up in September 1992, which in itself was formed through the amalgamation of Nova Scotia Militia District and Cape Breton Militia District.

The Brigade revives a name that played an important role in the Second World War. 36 (Reserve) Brigade Group existed from 1942-46 to oversee recruiting, training and mobilization for some twenty reconnaissance, artillery, signals, infantry, field ambulance, ordnance and army service units. Several of these units still exist and now form part of 36 CBG, namely the West Nova Scotia Regiment, the Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Princess Louise Fusiliers.

With approximately 1600 part-time and 85 full-time personnel, 36 CBG is a Primary Reserve Force (Army) formation, where military service is largely a part-time activity. The Brigade mission is to, “Force generate soldiers with a high level of core soldier skills with a view to them deploying on operations, both domestic and expeditionary.”

The Brigade is currently comprised of two armoured reconnaissance regiments, an artillery regiment, a combat engineer regiment, a signals regiment, four Infantry battalions and a service battalion. Together, these units force generate soldiers and equipment for the Territorial Battalion Group, a composite unit that trains for domestic operations.

Soldiers from 36 CBG have participated in missions all over the world. Since it’s standup, the Brigade has deployed soldiers supporting missions in the former Yugoslavia, the Golan Heights, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq.

At home, soldiers from 36 CBG have supported domestic operations such as the G8 Summit, the Ice Storm in Ontario and Quebec, the Swissair Disaster, the Manitoba Floods, forest fires in British Columbia and the clean-up that followed Hurricane Juan. Six soldiers from 36 CBG have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country at home or abroad. The Brigade is headquartered in historic Royal Artillery Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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