What was Operation Halo (2004)?

Introduction Operation Halo was the Canadian Forces contribution of 500 personnel and 6 CH-146 Griffon helicopters to Haiti in March 2004 as part of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti to assist in stabilising the country following February’s 2004 Haitian coup d’état. Refer to Operation Hestia (2010) and peacekeeping. Outline Though originally mandated for… Read More


What was Operation Hestia (2010)?

Introduction Operation Hestia is the name of the Canadian Forces humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January 2010. Operation Hestia is the military component of an interagency response that also involves Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The headquarters for Operation… Read More