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A Brief History


By, for and with the Military… in 1954 Maple Leaf Services was established and empowered by the Department of National Defence to sell goods and services to enhance morale and raise funds for the betterment of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Fast forward to 1967 when CANEX was created and continued this mandate under military management, then ratified by the Defence Council to be formally established in 1968.

In 1990 CANEX was restructured as a line organization, operating as a unit of the Canadian Forces embodied in the Regular Force. Since 1996 CANEX has been an operational division of the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS)* governed by the Non-Public Property (NPP) Board, consisting of representatives from each of the CAF Commands.


Today, CANEX continues to adhere to the original mandate under military influence and leadership…

*Known then as the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency (CFPSA)

Mission Statement

To make CANEX a preferred destination for members of the CAF community by delivering a personalized, consistent and familiar shopping experience because we recognize, understand, anticipate and support their needs.


Our Customers

CFMWS is a membership organization, proudly supporting the CAF community of One Million Strong. Eligibility to the many viable programs and services offered through CANEX and CFMWS can be found on our corporate website at cfmws.com.


Canada’s Military Store
Retail Programs & Services

CANEX is conveniently located on most Bases and Wings across Canada, and available 24/7 online at CANEX.ca.

Because of our unsurpassed commitment to, and understanding of, the many distinct military life stages, CANEX offers a value proposition that responds to their needs.

Enjoy exclusive benefits and added value through the CANEX CF One No Interest Credit Plan, also available online when logging on with your CF One card, and to reinforce our competitiveness, CANEX Price Match Guarantee, Members-Only pricing, CANEX CF One Rewards Points and more.

CANEX is proud partner to renowned companies such as Tim Hortons® and The Personal Insurance Company®. Additionally, there are hundreds of diverse and exciting business affiliations that provide supplementary services to the CAF community through Concessionaires at Bases and Wings.

CANEX Gives Back

Giving Back To Your Community


When it comes to offering products, services and events at your local CAF community, there’s really no one else quite like us and we’re proud to stand beside that fact. Not only do we offer exclusive perks like the CANEX CF One No Interest Credit Plan, CANEX CF One Rewards, CANEX Price Match, but we also contribute to the Morale & Welfare of the CAF Community.

CANEX, through Military Family Services (MFS) and the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), also supports CAF communities with an annual contribution to the Volunteers’ Recognition Program. This program funding not only recognizes adult and youth volunteers for the important work they do in their local CAF community, but also provides an opportunity for local CFMWS representatives to work together in fostering a collaborative partnership under one mandate. Additionally, CANEX continues to contribute 15% of proceeds from your purchases of Support Our Troops & Soldier On merchandise and 10% from Military Kits, as well as fund a number of grant programs within the CAF communities.

CANEX is dedicated to giving back in support and appreciation to CAF military members, their families and the CAF community at large!

For additional information visit
CANEX.ca/faq • CFMWS.com


Welcome to CANEX.ca, Canada’s Military Store!

As a proud division of the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, CANEX has developed this exclusive shopping website to better serve the retail needs of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Community.

By clicking here, you confirm that you are a member of the Canadian Armed Forces or part of the extended CAF community.

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