Where Fitness Matters

Our Staff

“I deliver briefings, conduct testing sessions and consult with CAF members to help them achieve their fitness goals. It is my job to ensure that they meet the fitness requirements, which can be difficult if they are posted to remote locations. I want to feel like I gave the highest level of support to the CAF, while contributing to their operational readiness and quality of life. The work is very diverse and challenging, and it is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to support a world-class military that is respected around the world.”
- Todd Cirka, OUTCAN Physical Fitness Coordinator (DFIT)/Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services (CFMWS)
“There is no other occupation within this field that provides such a breadth of opportunities to both apply your knowledge and skills and build your experience within an environment that is equally inspiring and incredibly rewarding.  If you are looking for change and an opportunity to work in an environment where fitness matters, I would encourage you to apply. I am so happy I did.”
- Caitlyn Salisbury, CAF Physical Fitness Policy and Standards Coordinator (Ottawa)
“During my 13 years of experience in our organization, I had the opportunity to move in different Canadian Armed Forces environments and work closely with recruits, officer cadets in military colleges, and even with troops in operational theatres. Each environment poses challenges that make our day-to-day work exciting and incredibly rewarding.”
- Phil Ducharme, PSP Fitness and Sports Instructor
"You never get bored at PSP because the job and the environment are extremely dynamic and empowering. You get to train military members at various levels and with various conditions from ill and injured to Special Forces members.  Through program development and delivery, you also have the freedom to innovate and make a positive impact on the program and more importantly, on our Canadian troops."
- Geoff Winchester, PSP Fitness Coordinator, Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa)
"As a PSP fitness instructor, I work with a team of skilled fitness professionals and with military members who take their physical fitness seriously.  Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities, which allows me to push my limits and reach for new career goals."
- Keira Lee, PSP Fitness Instructor, Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa)
“If you’re looking for a challenge and wish to make a difference, this job is for you. As a PSP Fitness Instructor, you will not only be responsible for the physical performance and training of CAF members, but you will also give them expert advice and help them achieve their goals in order to move upward in their military career.”
- Kerry-Ann Dow, CAF Fitness Policies and Standards Coordinator 
“I joined PSP at the start of my career as a fitness professional.  My plan was to spend a year or two to gain some much-needed experience and move on to another organization.  Little did I know that 20 years later, I’d still be wearing the PSP shirt and supporting the fitness of our troops on military bases, in deserts and aboard ships.  Today, as the PSP Director of Fitness, Sports and Health Promotion, my role and responsibilities have changed significantly from my first days as a fitness instructor but my focus remains the same…contributing to the health and fitness of Canadian Armed Forces Personnel.”
- Daryl Allard, Director Fitness, Sport and Health Promotion (DFIT)/Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services (CFMWS)