News Items & Releases
Canadian Defence Foundation partners with America's The Flag & General Officers' Network Read more
Book Release: DOOMSDAY: Iran - The Clock is Ticking by James G. Zumwalt Read more
Book Release: Practicing Military Anthropology by Robert A. Rubinstein, Kerry Fosher, Clementine Fujimura Read more
Mobile Computing: Recognizing that the Biggest Challenges We Face in 2012 and Beyond is Our Behavior and Use of Mobile Devices Read more
The Canadian Defence Foundation honours and recognizes Rear Admiral (Ret.) James J. Carey of the USA for his on-going support of Canadian efforts. Read more
Meet our newest Advisory Board members, persons who represent the next generation of Canadian expertise and leadership in the field. Read more
Cybersecurity is becoming an increasing issue in our daily lives, but far too often, we are the biggest vulnerability and are not even aware of it. Read more
The Canadian Defence Foundation announces formal working relationships with domestic and international players in academia, the think tank world, and in the private sector. Read more
There is a new generation of bacteria we are not prepared for. How incentivizing antimicrobial research and development will not only protect those on the front line, but each and every once of us. Read more
Members of the Canadian Defence Foundation travel with our supporters to the United Nations in New York City. Read more
Domestic Research Centre
Canada is such an eclectic country. Be it Canada's population, or its industry, or its natural resources, the sheer mix that Canada has is like no other country in the world. That in itself creates unique needs that must be looked at from a Canada-first perspective, something that is rarely done. Unfortunately, so many of Canada's policies often mimic those of Canada's allies, instead of having policies that are solely Canadian.
While Canada must work with its international partners, its unique needs must be looked at from a Canadian perspective. Canada faces a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to: intellectual property issues, domestic control of natural resources, immigration issues, trade issues, security issues, and so on. This seamingly endless list of issues require Canadians researchers and practitioners to look at issues dispassionately for Canada's best interests.
Realizing that in the context where the threat spectrum grows at an accelerating rate, the gap between: rate of change in society versus rate of adaptation in society increases, our ability to prepare, recover, govern, and move forward with our intentions, diminishes at an accelerating rate. This diminished resilience puts at risk Canada’s ability to project power and influence.
We believe in having a vision for Canadians that: ensures national security, maintains economic strength and viability, and finally, allows Canada to be a dominant international force. For this to happen, we must prepare accordingly for what awaits us, both known and unknown, and securing the continuity of our economy as the critical element that binds all this issues together.
International Research Centre
In a context in which maintaining, enhancing, and projecting our Canadian interests is a function of proper respect for the relationship between international economic strength and security, formal research and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective is needed. Recent publications, and real-life cases, have demonstrated that our enemies recognize this relationship, and recognize it well. Moreover, we are exposed to a multitude of threats, be they natual, hybrid, or man-made.
In a world that is experiencing increasing cases of asymmetric threats, the magnitude of the after-effect of a realized threat is exponential. Literature, and action, has shown that terrorist organizations recognize that asymmetric warfare against this strength has proven successful. Literature, and action, has shown that there is an increase in: severity, frequency, and cost of natural events. Inasmuch, we are exposed and part of an international system where Canada is affected by the world, and, where Canada affects the world.
This multi-disciplinary centre recognizes that national and international interest are a function of the intimate relationship between security and economy, and, with that in mind, to properly address these issues, they must be looked at through the multiple contexts of: social, techninological, economic, environmental, and political, paradigms.