Canadian Forces Grievance Board


The Canadian Forces Grievance Board (CFGB) provides an independent and external review of military grievances referred to it under s. 29 of the National Defence Act and provides findings and recommendations to the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Canadian Forces member who submitted the grievance.

Since it began operations in June 2000, the CFGB has established itself as a centre of excellence for military grievance resolution and has developed, over the years, extensive expertise in a multitude of subjects related to the administration of the affairs of the Canadian Forces. The CFGB has also acquired a body of knowledge arising from its review of grievances and is able to identify trends and systemic issues which are passed on to the senior leadership of the Canadian Forces.


Canadian Forces Grievance Board
60 Queen Street
10 floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5Y7

Telephone: 613-996-8529
Toll Free: 1-877-276-4193
Fax: 613-996-6491

Justice Education Society Resources

Early Resolution

Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.

Negotiating a Solution

You’ve prepared for your tough talk, now you’re ready for the next step: negotiation.
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Understanding Disputes

Here’s what’s really going on behind most disputes.
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Preparing for a Tough Talk

Find out how to prepare for a difficult conversation to settle a dispute.
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Choosing a Dispute Resolution Option

Find out about mediation and other ways to resolve disputes.
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Preparing for a Hearing

If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.

Hearings: First steps

This video introduces the different tribunal processes, including mediation and settlement conferences.
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Telephone hearings

Find out how to prepare to make an effective presentation for a hearing over the phone.
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In-person Hearings

Watch a dramatization of what it’s like to make a case at an in-person hearing.
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Written Hearings

This video describes the process for submitting your case in writing and what your submission must contain.
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