2nd Canadian Division, Army in Quebec

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2nd Canadian Division (2 Cdn Div) is one of the six major formations to report to Army headquarters in Ottawa and includes all the Regular and Reserve units working within the Province of Quebec. Its role – like that of the other three similar regional Canadian Divisions in the country – is to provide versatile, combat­ ready land forces. 2 Cdn Div troops may be employed by the other commands for special, domestic and expeditionary operation.

Previously named Land Force Quebec Area (LFQA) since its creation in 1992, 2 Cdn Div perpetuates the organization of military units in the Province of Quebec dating back to and before the Confederation.

Our Mission

The mission of 2 Cdn Div is to generate and maintain, at designated states of readiness, combat ready, multi-purpose land forces to meet Canada’s defence objectives, both at home and abroad. Members of 2 Cdn Div take part in continuous, challenging, individual and collective training to prepare them to achieve this mission.

Formations and Units

2 Cdn Div comprises four main formations acting under the command of the Area headquarters in Montreal:

2 Cdn Div also includes 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group.

Browse Quebec units and formations by location.

Command team

Brigadier-General Hercule Gosselin, Commander 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East)

Commander: Brigadier-General Hercule Gosselin, OMM, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Terry Garand, Sergeant Major 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East)

Division CWO: Chief-Warrant-Officer Terry Garand, MMM, CD

Contact us

Media Inquiries

Phone: 514-252-2777 ext 4211
Fax: 514-252-2029

You can also contact a public affairs officer with a specific formation or unit.


Major Karine Thibault, Co-ordinator of Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit St-Jean

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