The FORCE Rewards Program was designed to recognize Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel who achieve high levels of Health-Related Fitness and Operational Readiness on their FORCE Fitness Profile, as part of their annual FORCE Evaluation. In line with the CAF objective of maintaining high levels of Health-Related Fitness and Operational Readiness, this program is being implemented to motivate CAF personnel to engage in physical activity while recognizing those who achieve excellence.
After successfully completing the FORCE Evaluation, CAF personnel are plotted on the FORCE Fitness Profile. The results of the FORCE Fitness Profile are accumulated from 1) the four components of the FORCE Evaluation (i.e. Operational Readiness), and 2) the predicted VO2 max (cardiorespiratory fitness) and waist circumference measurement (i.e. Health-Related Fitness).
The results range from red (not-operationally fit, i.e., did not pass the FORCE Evaluation) to orange (operationally fit but low Health-Related Fitness) to yellow (operationally fit and marginal Health-Related Fitness) to green (both operationally fit and high Health-Related Fitness).
Local PSP Fitness Staff will inform you if you are eligible for the FORCE Rewards Program and, if so, how to claim your reward on the FORCE Rewards page on the Logistik Unicorp website.
How does it work?
Based on the results of over 109,000 FORCE Evaluations performed between 1 Apr 2016 and 31 Mar 2018, thresholds were created to ensure 50% of the CAF personnel could achieve an Incentive level. Approximately 34% could achieve Bronze, 14% Silver, 2% Gold and 0.1% Platinum.
Age and sex-specific scoring tables were updated on 1 January 2019 for each of the four (4) FORCE components to ensure a fair distribution of points. These four (4) components, each scored out of 100, are combined to make up the Operational Fitness, which is scored out of a total of 400 points.
Health-Related Fitness is scored on a 100-point scale, where predicted VO2 max (cardiovascular endurance estimated from the Intermittent Loaded Shuttles task, the measurement of your Waist Circumference and your sex) accounts for 75 points and waist circumference accounts for the remaining 25 points.
The FORCE Fitness Profile is a tool that provides you with feedback on your current level of Health-Related Fitness and Operational Readiness. This tool, along with the FORCE Fitness Profile Calculator, can be used to help you understand your current fitness level in order to help you prepare for your next FORCE Evaluation.
Effective 1 January 2019, the FORCE Rewards Program will be administered within the calendar year. Eligibility will be annual; from 1 January to 31 December.
Who is eligible for the FORCE Rewards Program?
Starting on 1 January 2020, all CAF personnel will be eligible for a reward. Only the first FORCE Evaluation completed during the calendar year will be considered for a reward.
What are the rewards, and do I have choices?
The rewards are based on the FORCE Fitness Profile level you achieved. The reward for achieving Silver is a multifunctional headwear or t-shirt (while quantities last). The reward for achieving Gold is a long-sleeve zip-up hoodie. Those who achieve Platinum will receive a long-sleeve zip-up hoodie, a pin and a certificate of recognition presented by the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and/or Commanding Officer of your Base/Wing/Unit. Periodic surveys will be sent to a random sample of the CAF personnel for feedback and ideas related to the FORCE Rewards Program.
Get active and be ready to challenge yourself to a higher level of fitness and get rewarded!
Click here to learn more about the FORCE Fitness Profile.
Contact your local PSP fitness staff to help you prepare for your next FORCE Evaluation.
Click here to claim your Reward on the FORCE Rewards page on the Logistik Unicorp website. (Website to claim your rewards for 2020 will be live on 20 Jan 2020)
Click here for more information and Frequently Asked Questions
PSP/DFIT would like to invite all CAF personnel to provide feedback regarding the FORCE Rewards Program. By participating in this survey, you will have made your opinions heard, which will in turn, help shape the future success of the FORCE Rewards Program. This quick survey should take you no longer then 3-4 minutes to complete. Your responses are anonymous and confidential. We value your feedback and thank everyone in advance for taking the time to providing input. If you wish to take part in the FORCE Rewards Program survey, you can do so by clicking here.