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|Active||June 1, 1997 - present|
|Branch||Royal Canadian Air Force|
|Type||Aerospace warning and aerospace control|
|Role||The mission of the Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) is to provide aerospace surveillance, identification, control and warning for the defence of Canada and North America.|
|Size||Headquarters has 600 regular and reserve force members|
|Part of||Part of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)|
|Garrison/HQ||CFB Winnipeg , Manitoba , Canada (1 April 1997 - present); North Bay , Ontario , Canada (1 June 1983 - 31 March 1997)|
|Motto(s)||PER ARDUA AD ASTRA "Through struggles to the star"|
|Colors||Blue, green, yellow, and silver|
|Anniversaries||1 June 1952|
|Website||www .rcaf-arc .forces .gc .ca /en /1-cdn-air-div /index .page|
|Current commander||Major-General Alain Pelletier|
|Jun 2016 - May 2019||Major-General Christian Drouin|
|Jul 2014 - Jun 2016||Major-General David Wheeler|
|Jul 2012 - Jul 2014||Major-General Pierre St-Amand|
|Jul 2011 - Jul 2012||Major-General Alain Parent|
|Jul 2009 - Jul 2011||Major-General Yvan Blondin|
|Jul 2007 - Jul 2009||Major-General Marcel Duval|
|Aug 2004 - Jul 2007||Major-General Charles Bouchard|
|Jul 2002 - Aug 2004||Major-General Marc Dumais|
|Notable commanders||Major-General Steve Lucas (2002 - 2004) Major-General Lloyd Campbell (2000 - 2002) Major-General Gen George Macdonald (1998 - 2000)|
|Helicopter||CH-124 Sea King , CH-139 JetRanger , CH-146 Griffon , CH-147 Chinook , CH-148 Cyclone , CH-149 Cormorant|
|Patrol||CP-140 Aurora , CP-140A Arcturus|
|Trainer||CT-114 Tutor , CT-142 Dash-8 , CT-155 Hawk , CT-156 Harvard II|
|Transport||CC-115 Buffalo , CC-130 Hercules , CC-130J Super Hercules , CC-138 Twin Otter , CC-144 Challenger , CC-150 Polaris , CC-177 Globemaster|
1 Canadian Division Headquarters lead Operations for Canadian Joint Operations Command. It is staff and equipped to meet Canada's military objectives to counter any potential threat. 1 Cdn Div HQ is Joint Headquarters. This means that it is set up for sea, land and air operations. It is a high-readiness unit, able to move at very short notice. It works with military allies and other partners. 1 Cdn Div HQ is position to respond to any crisis, anywhere in the world. It is charged with four high-readiness tasks: sending Disaster Assistance Response Team when asked by the Canadas government. The Team conducts humanitarian operations abroad, such as Operation RENAISSANCE in Nepal in 2015; Operations to safely evacuate Canadian civilians abroad, such as in Libya in 2012 and Operation PROVISION in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey in 2015; First rotation of military members for future Operations, such as past missions in Afghanistan; and Providing National Command Element. This includes all support sections for missions in any part of the world. For example, it Command and provides all Canadian military members and assets for Operation IMPACT, Canadas support to Global Coalition against Daesh.
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In the summer of 1997, functionally base groups were dissolve, and 14 Training Group was absorbed within Air Command Headquarters. 1 Canadian Air Division was stood up in Winnipeg to exercise Operational Command of all CF Air assets. Today based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Division is also Headquarters for Canadian NORAD Region, Command 11 of RCAF's 13 wings, and oversees monitoring of Canada's airspace in support of the nation's commitments to the North American Aerospace Defence Command. The division is staffed by 600 Regular and Reserve Force members. In addition to military personnel, headquarters is also assisted by civilian personnel in the Operational Research and Analysis Directorate.
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