The running of the Level 1 ISSAT SSR whole-of government training courses, aims to develop capacity, knowledge and SSR skills of the participants.
The training is aimed at a broad cross section of the Canadian government, with participants attending from a variety of different ministries and agencies (for ex. Justice, Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development Agencies).
The mandate of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is to manage Canada's diplomatic and consular relations and to encourage the country's international trade. This includes:
You can access the entire formal mandate of the department in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Act (R.S. 1985, c. E-22).
Our Priorities: 2010-2011
The Department's priorities include bringing greater economic opportunity for Canada, building on a comprehensive strategy for relations with the Americas as well as a global strategy for relations with the United States, asserting Canadian leadership in emerging global governance, Afghanistan and transforming the department.
For more information, please visite the page Our priorities.
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law.
The fundamental goal of the Department of Nnational Defense and the Canadian Forces is to protect Canada, and Canadian interests and values, while contributing to international peace and security.
The CF defends Canada by:
The CF contributes to the defence of North America by:
The CF contributes to international security by:
CIDA is Canada's lead agency for development assistance. CIDA's aim is to:
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI's interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.
The Department of Justice has the mandate to support the dual roles of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada.
Under Canada’s federal system, the administration of justice is an area of shared jurisdiction between the federal government and the provinces. The Department supports the Minister of Justice in his responsibilities for 49 statutes and areas of federal law by ensuring a bilingual and bijural national legal framework principally within the following domains: criminal justice (including youth criminal justice); family justice; access to justice; Aboriginal justice; and, general public law and private international law.
The Department also supports the Attorney General as the chief law officer of the Crown both in terms of the ongoing operations of government as well as the development of new policies, programs and services for Canadians to support the Government’s priorities. Specifically, the Department provides legal advice to the Government and all federal government departments and agencies, represents the Crown in civil litigation and before administrative tribunals, drafts legislation, and responds to the other legal needs of federal departments and agencies.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada. Born out of a need for a national police force to implement the law in its North-West Territories in 1873, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has evolved into a world-renowned organization of more than 28,000 people. Today, the RCMP’s scope of operations includes organized crime, terrorism, illicit drugs, economic crimes and offences that threaten the integrity of Canada’s national borders. Proud of our traditions and confident in meeting future challenges, it commits to preserve the peace, uphold the law and provide quality service in partnership with our communities. For more than 20 years, Canada has deployed police officers to international peace missions around the world. They assist in rebuilding and strengthening police services in countries that have experienced conflict or upheaval. By building the capacity of foreign police to maintain law and order, Canadian police, in cooperation with international partners, help create a safer and more stable environment. This in turn paves the way for long-term development and can also prevent illicit activities from spilling across borders into other countries. Located at the RCMP HQ within the Federal and International Operations Sector, IPOB manages the deployment of Canadian police, including planning and evaluating missions, selecting and training personnel from across the country and providing support throughout deployment.
In preparation for the October 2000 Defense Ministerial of the Americas (DMA) in Manaus Brazil and at the request of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) studied the global trend toward the creation of Defense White Papers. The study aimed to understand the nature of these documents in order to prepare the U.S. delegation to discuss the tendency in Latin America and the Caribbean during the DMA. The INSS study team found no agreement about what constitutes a 'white paper' other than each is a consensus statement on a topic. The team examined 15 defense documents worldwide and interviewed participants in the development process and independent analysts. The results suggest that the formative, often difficult, process through which governments must move to solidify their approach to national security defense policy, and the structure to implement it and build consensus for it is the essential part of a 'white paper,' providing a constructive experience that benefits the country. Governments tended not to want a template for this process, although at the working level there is some interest in the experience of other states. Defense White Papers become highly stylized nationalistic documents that reflect a state's unique domestic circumstances and international geopolitical situation. The attached chart provides an overview comparison of the Defense White Paper processes of Canada, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa. Past efforts by U.S. agencies to design templates have failed.
DCAF's newest addition to its SSR series has just been published, co-authored by Albrecht Schnabel and Marc Krupanski and titled "Mapping Evolving Internal Roles of the Armed Forces." It is widely assumed, at least from a Western perspective, that the armed forces provide national defence against external threats. In reality, within many consolidated Western democracies the armed forces are assuming an increasingly wide range of internal roles and tasks. These can include domestic security roles and the provision of humanitarian assistance in situations of natural or humanitarian catastrophe, often under the command and control of different civilian agencies. This SSR Paper seeks to make sense of this complex reality. Different internal roles of armed forces are analysed, drawing on the cases of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Through carefully examining evolving internal roles and identifying patterns and lessons from these experiences, this SSR Paper provides an important contribution to understanding the evolving nature of contemporary armed forces.
This report was prepared for the UK’s Security Sector Development Advisory Team in June 2005. Its aim is to act as a basis for discussion and to provide an opportunity to learn from the successes and failures of intelligence and security legislation in various countries. Drawing on the body of academic work in this field and the knowledge of RAND staff, this report: provides a definition of intelligence; describes in detail how intelligence is produced; examines the role of intelligence in security sector reform; highlights the importance of control and accountability in intelligence structures; examines how six countries have developed and implemented intelligence legislation and associated reforms; and, finally, draws out a number of key lessons to be considered in any future security sector reform activity encompassing intelligence structures. The report outlines the choices that need to be made when designing or implementing legislative oversight on intelligence and security services. The report will be of interest to policy makers in countries seeking to reform their security sectors and to practitioners in the international aid community seeking to support security sector reform.
To view this publication, please view this link.
Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of combatants is a vital process in the international community's approaches to seting the ground work for the recovery of post-conflict states. This thesis explores a sample of DDR programmes and evaluates a core training programme. The first chapter examines the DDR process and provides an overview of the critical components. Chapter Two prov ides a review of current U.N. IDDRS standards, with emphasis on placing the DDR process within the conflict cycle and identifying gaps. Chapter Three explores how Canadian military, police and civilian peacekeepers are trained to contribute to a national DDR strategy, with a detailed assessment of the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre's DDR course. Chapter Four elaborates where training could be altered to make the delivery of DDR more effective in providing the secure environment for the sustainable reintegration of excombatants. Chapter Five concludes with a summary of basic principles and observations surrounding the training of DDR practitioners.