Canadian Forces Individual Accommodation Requirement Study – Service Members Report


  1. Dekker, I.
Corporate Authors
Director General Military Personnel Research & Analysis, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
This survey assessed the accommodation satisfaction of 5,805 members of the Canadian Forces (CF). The majority of respondents were living in single quarters (SQs) on CF bases at the time of the survey. The survey administration was completed in November 2006. Respondents were asked to assess various aspects of their accommodation; the reasons why CF members would choose to live off-base; and also how much their current living conditions would likely impact a pending or future release decision. Privacy and security were rated as the most important aspects of accommodation. Overall, satisfaction with SQs was moderate. In particular, members were the most satisfied with the location of accommodation (close to work and base amenities) but were the least satisfied with parking facilities and snow removal. Approximately one third of respondents who were living in SQs, and also considering a release from the CF, indicated that living conditions would impact their decision to a ‘great’ or ‘very great’ extent. Members who were less satisfied with SQ living conditions were more likely to say that living conditions would impact their stay/leave decisions. Respondents indicated that they would support the CF building or buying SQ accommodation facilities either off or on-base. They did not favour elimination of on-base SQs and thought that such an initiative would have a negative impact on morale, unit cohesion, and operational effectiveness.

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Report Number
DGMPRA-TM-2009-005 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 May 2009
Number of Pages
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