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  • Renewal represents a continued reliance on Calian domain expertise
  • Calian supports four different streams of activities: administration, training, instruction and e-learning development

OTTAWA, April 11, 2022 – Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY), a diverse products and services company providing innovative healthcare, communications, learning and cybersecurity solutions, was awarded a contract renewal by Department of National Defence for Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) and Military Personnel Generation Group (MPGG). The contract has an initial value of CAD$8.8M. For over twelve years, CDA and MPGG have trusted Calian to help solve their most complex military training challenges: onboarding new recruits efficiently, staging realistic exercises, delivering high-calibre training and adapting to offer e-learning.

Onboarding New Recruits Efficiently

The administrative processes involved in turning civilians into military members are complex and numerous. Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) must be able to rely on a professional team of highly competent administration support personnel in order to run smoothly. Calian sources the right personnel – individuals capable of learning rapidly about recruit training, handling a large workload and working efficiently as a member of a busy team.

Staging Realistic Exercises

Fidelity and realism are critical to military training scenarios. The more realistic an exercise, the more prepared the training participants will be. With the support of Calian, Military Personnel Generation Training Group (MPGTG) is able to achieve a level of fidelity and realism that was previously unattainable, and in turn, training participants are able to achieve the highest level of readiness.

Delivering High-Calibre Training

Calian specialized military occupational trades training solutions are used at CFLRS, Canadian Forces College, Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre, Canadian Forces Fire and more. The instructors delivering these training solutions are skilled communicators and range from nationally renowned academics, to retired general officers, to former Deputy Ministers and ambassadors.

Adapting to Offer E-Learning

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, e-learning is now a crucial need for every institution dedicated to training and education. Calian training management and programming solutions are highly adaptable. Instructors who deliver these solutions are renowned by MPGTG for their energy, creativity and innovation, regardless of the course format – online or in-person.

“Solving complex customer challenges is what Calian does best,” said Donald Whitty, President, Learning, Calian. “Our innovative military training solutions – whether delivered online or in-person – are vital to the mission-critical needs of the Department of National Defence.”

“We are incredibly proud of our strong, continuing relationship with the Canadian military,” said Kevin Ford, Calian CEO. “Calian has been and will continue to be a trusted partner of Department of National Defence, and for that we are appreciative.”

The contract extends until January 31, 2024, with two one-year options.

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We keep the world moving forward. Calian® helps people communicate, innovate, learn, stay safe and lead healthy lives with confidence. Every day, our employees live our values of customer-centricity, integrity, innovation and teamwork to engineer reliable solutions that solve complex problems. That’s Confidence. Engineered. A stable and growing company for 40 years, we are headquartered in Ottawa with offices and projects spanning North American and international markets. Visit calian.com to learn about innovative healthcare, communications, learning and cybersecurity solutions.

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