The Grey and Simcoe Foresters

Unit Identification

The Grey & Simcoe Foresters crest

Tenacious and Versatile

Location

Barrie Armoury
37 Parkside Drive
Barrie, ON  L4N 1W5

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Tommy Holmes, VC Memorial Armoury
858 10th Street E
Owen Sound, ON  N4K 1T4

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sergeant Tiffany Webber
Barrie: 705-728-3761, Ext. 4842
Owen Sound: 519-538-1371, Ext. 6933
Email: Tiffany.Webber@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

September to June:

  • Thursday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

 Vehicles:

  • Light Over Snow Vehicle (LOSV)
  • Medium Over Snow Vehicle (MOSV)
  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS)

See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Who We Are

The Grey and Simcoe Foresters (G&SF) is a unit of 31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG), whose task is to augment Canada’s military with trained infantrymen and is the lead unit of the 4th Canadian Division’s Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG).

The G&SF is always looking for fit, motivated, confident men and women with an interest in challenging and multifaceted training as infantry soldiers. Primarily, new recruits are High School or Post-Secondary School students with time to work one evening a week along with one or two weekends a month during the school year (Sept – May). With their first few years of service, new members must also be available to attend full-time course conducted during the summer where technical skills are acquired for employment on operations and training during the part-time training year.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel P.A. Rittershofer, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer C. Pawliw, CD

Contact Us

Barrie

Grey and Simcoe Foresters
HQ & Barrie Garrison
Barrie Armoury
37 Parkside Drive
Barrie, ON  L4N 1W5

Phone: 705-728-3761

Owen Sound

Grey and Simcoe Foresters
Owen Sound Garrison
Tommy Holmes, VC Memorial Armoury
858 10th Street E
Owen Sound, ON  N4K 1T4

Phone: 519-538-1371

News

Lieutenant-Colonel Raymond Corby speaks about the Soldier Clothing and Equipment Modernization Trial

Uniform, camouflage and equipment modernization process marches on

Ottawa, Ontario — Some 600 soldiers at 4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa will soon be standing out as they help the Canadian Armed Forces test a new Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) to help select a replacement camouflage for the current iconic woodland and arid CADPAT patterns.
September 4, 2019

The co-curators of the Governor General’s Foot Guards Regimental Museum stand among artifacts.

‘It’s always been a partnership’ for Foot Guards museum curators

Ottawa, Ontario — You could say Estelle Lane married the Governor General’s Foot Guards (GGFG) right along with her husband, Master Warrant Officer (Retired) Martin Lane, who was a member for 15 years, but the fact is, she became a part of the family even before the pair made it official in 1967.
August 13, 2019

Bald eagle

Species at risk in good hands at Ottawa’s Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

Ottawa, Ontario — The Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC) in Southwest Ottawa is a major hub for military and police firearms training.
July 23, 2019

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Our History

In 1795, the Simcoe District (then covering much of what is now Grey and Dufferin Counties) was created by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe in order to organize the area for military purposes. The District was sparsely populated for many years but by the outbreak of the War of 1812, there were enough men to provide at least a dozen to the York Militia and these fought at Queenston Heights. In 1814 other men went from North Simcoe with the Newfoundland Fencibles in time to save Michilimacinac and capture the two American schooners attacking that place and thus restored British Naval supremacy on the Upper Great Lakes. Several of them then went with Captain Bulger when he captured the American post at Prairie du Chien in Wisconsin. At the end of the War, the militia units were all disbanded and the Sedentary Militia resumed its normal routine.

Read more of our history.

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