DCC launches new Workplace Wellness and Mental Health Strategy

May 5, 2021

This Mental Health Week, DCC is proud to introduce its second employee wellness and mental health strategy. With this initiative, DCC will continue the work it began in 2017 under its first strategy to promote a healthy and respectful work environment that strengthens the organization and supports employees.

The next five years will see DCC, among other things, develop and enhance its health and wellness-related policies, benefits and programs, and engage employees in mental health awareness training, dialogue and initiatives.

DI Strategy 2.0

April 20, 2021

On April 20, 2021, DCC launched DI Strategy 2.0, a deliberate and intentional continuation of DCC's first strategy, written by and for employees. Our DI journey will ensure DCC continues to be a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive workplace for all employees.

Over the next five years, DCC's focus will be on new initiatives to advance diversity and a culture of inclusion and acceptance. Our strength has always been our diverse workforce and we look forward to all that we will accomplish together.

DCC celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2021

In honour of Black History Month, Defence Construction Canada (DCC) will be holding activities and learning opportunities throughout February to raise awareness of the contributions of members of the Black community to Canada.

"Black History Month is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the long and rich history of Black communities in Canada," said Juliet Woodfield, Vice-President, Finance & Human Resources, and Chief Financial Officer.

In line with the 2021 Black History Month theme "The Future is Now," DCC also affirms its commitment to inclusivity now and into the future. "We are working hard to ensure every employee feels they belong at DCC and is able to contribute with their authentic selves," Woodfield said.

Among other activities, DCC will be launching its new Diversity and Inclusion Book Club later this month with discussions of two books that focus on the Black experience in Canada.

DCC's 2020 Annual Public Meeting

July 9, 2020

Today, Defence Construction Canada (DCC) held its 2020 Annual Public Meeting as a pre-recorded webcast. The meeting provided stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the Corporation's performance and achievements, as well as its plans for the future.

Moreen Miller, Chair of the DCC Board of Directors, Derrick Cheung, President and CEO and Juliet Woodfield, Vice‑President, Finance & Human Resources, and Chief Financial Officer presented at the meeting.

Members of the public may view the webcast on YouTube.

Defence Construction Canada to host 2020 Annual Public Meeting

June 8, 2020

On July 9, 2020, Defence Construction Canada (DCC) will hold its 2020 Annual Public Meeting as a pre-recorded webcast. The meeting will give stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about the Corporation's performance and achievements, as well as its plans for the future.

Moreen Miller, Chair of the DCC Board of Directors, Derrick Cheung, President and CEO and Juliet Woodfield, Vice-President, Finance & Human Resources, and Chief Financial Officer will present at the meeting.

Members of the public may view the webcast online. The link will be available on this page on the day of the event.

Any questions regarding the Corporation's corporate initiatives and financial results may be emailed to APM-APA@dcc-cdc.gc.ca. DCC will review questions submitted by June 26, 2020, for relevance and will endeavour to respond to them during the webcast. In the event a submitted question is not responded to in the webcast, the Corporation will respond within two business days after the Annual Public Meeting webcast.

Message of condolence following the Snowbirds jet accident

May 19, 2020

Along with all Canadians, we at Defence Construction Canada (DCC) were saddened to learn of the accident involving the Snowbirds jet on Sunday, and the death of one crew member and the serious injury of the other.

This incident touches close to home for DCC. We have a dedicated team playing an essential support role for the squadron's infrastructure at its Moose Jaw home base. DCC staff also followed the Snowbirds' inspirational tour with enthusiasm, cheering along with their neighbours in communities across the country as the team passed overhead.

On behalf of everyone at DCC, I extend sincere condolences to our Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence colleagues, and to the family and friends of Capt Jenn Casey, along with best wishes for the recovery of Capt Richard MacDougall.

Derrick Cheung
President and CEO

Message of condolence

May 4, 2020

Defence Construction Canada (DCC) extends its sincere condolences to the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence on the deaths of six serving members in last week's helicopter crash off the coast of Greece.

As part of Canada's defence and security family, all of us at DCC work closely with military personnel at bases and wings across the country and abroad, and provide important infrastructure and other support to all branches of the Forces, including the Royal Canadian Navy on all coasts.

In the wake of this incident, we share your grief over the loss of these fine men and women, honour their sacrifice and hope for comfort for you, their friends and family in the days ahead.

Derrick Cheung
President and CEO

DCC expands e-bidding to include professional services opportunities

March 31, 2020

Starting April 6, 2020, companies will be able to submit electronic bids for all new professional services contracts.

With this addition to its e-bidding capability, DCC now accepts e-bids for all types of opportunities (goods, and construction, maintenance and professional services), including those that require bid security. All DCC procurement opportunities are available through MERX, an independent private sector tendering service.

E-bidding offers many advantages to businesses, including being able to submit and revise their proposals at any time prior to closing, and reviewing the bid results online. A training presentation is available for firms new to e-bidding with DCC. More information.

For DCC's part, e-procurement is an important aspect of its ongoing efforts to increase industry access to DCC contracts, ensure secure, efficient, fair and transparent procurements, and manage defence and security infrastructure projects efficiently and effectively.

Industry Day

February 12, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal, Soprano Room
1255 Jeanne-Mance Street, Montreal, Quebec, H5B 1E5


On February 12, 2020, Defence Construction Canada (DCC), in collaboration with the Department of National Defence (DND), will organize an industry day with the objective of:

  • Providing the industry with an overview of the upcoming important projects;
  • Explaining the modified design-build implementation process;
  • Providing information on the specifics of projects related to industrial security requirements;
  • Offering interested firms 5-minute one-on-one information sessions with a DCC representative.
    • Registration for these sessions will be made on site, as participants arrive.

You have until February 1, 2020, to register.

This event is intended for all firms interested in design-build infrastructure, particularly:

  • General contractors
  • Architectural consultants
  • Engineering consultants
  • Specialized contractors

The projects may include, but are not limited to, any new construction of DND infrastructure, demolition and removal of DND infrastructure, and maintenance of DND infrastructure, in support of Canadian Armed Forces operations. For example:

  • Infrastructures for future fighter capability project planned in Bagotville and Cold Lake, as well as other various locations in Canada. (Notice #APN-DC-2527, on MERX)
  • Modified design-build of a 7,000 m2 hangar in Bagotville that will include office space and warehouse capacity for aircraft. The value of the project is estimated at approximately $49 million. (Notice #HQ000819, on MERX)
  • Modified design-build project of a new multi-purpose facility of more than 12,000 m2, constructed to meet LEED Silver standard, in Bagotville. The facility includes office spaces, maintenance bays, training classrooms and storage areas. The value of the construction projects is estimated at approximately $67 million. (Notice #HQ001262, on MERX)

To be noted

  • All firms are responsible for the transportation of their participants, accommodation, meals, parking, costs of preparing their response and any other expenses related to their participation in the project.
  • Participation in this session is not mandatory. Non-participating firms in this briefing will not be prevented from submitting a proposal in response to any future tenders.

For more information on Industry Day, please see the notice on MERX.

Send your registration form and your questions to:
Marie-Eve Néron
Coordinator, Contract Services
514-283-8071 ext. 4400

Appointment of new DCC CEO

June 18, 2019


Defence Construction Canada (DCC) and its Board of Directors welcome the Government of Canada's appointment of Derrick Cheung as President and CEO, effective September 9, 2019.

Before accepting this position, Mr. Cheung was Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate for TransLink in Vancouver, British Columbia, where his responsibilities included procurement and contract management. Mr. Cheung also has experience in a range of publicly-traded and private organizations including aviation, marine, rail and energy, and in a variety of disciplines including technology, business transformation, supply chain management and real estate. Mr. Cheung's education includes a LL.M., MBA, and a MA, as well as various industry certifications.

"I am very pleased that Derrick has accepted to serve as DCC's President and CEO. Given his extensive experience as a seasoned executive in the fields of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and defence, he will make significant contributions to DCC. Derrick will be a tremendous asset in leading the Corporation as it steadfastly serves its defence and security Client-Partners" said Moreen Miller, Chair of DCC's Board of Directors.

Ms. Miller also expressed gratitude to James Paul for his dedication and service during his 10 year career at DCC in the role of President and CEO.

"During Jim's tenure DCC experienced many successes including: the delivery of several public-private-partnership contracts; the first use of an e-procurement system for federal contracts in Canada; and, the delivery of a record-setting $1 billion of contract expenditures on behalf of DCC's Client-Partners. These accomplishments greatly support Canada's defence and security priorities," said Ms. Miller.


Additional information:

James Paul, President and CEO is with DCC until July 12, 2019. Following his departure, Melinda Nycholat, Vice-President, Operations—Procurement will be Acting President and CEO until Mr. Cheung joins the Corporation on September 9, 2019.