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Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security (CCRS)

The Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security (CCRS) was created to engage Canadians and the Government of Canada in a long-term dialogue on matters related to national security. The Roundtable brings together citizens who are leaders in their respective communities and who have extensive experience in social and cultural matters. It focuses on emerging developments in national security matters and their impact on Canada's diverse and pluralistic society.

The group provides advice and perspectives to the Minister of Public Safety Canada and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, concerning matters of national security. The concept of the CCRS was built into the National Security Policy.

Members of the CCRS

Meeting Summaries

Theme Date Year City Province
Continuing the Dialogue on Canada’s Safety and Security November 3-5 2017 Regina Saskatchewan
Orientation to the CCRS March 24-26 2017 Ottawa Ontario
Preventing Radicalization to Violence March 27-29 2015 Ottawa Ontario
Countering Violent Extremism November 21 2014 Halifax Nova Scotia
Infrastructure and Border Security June 13-15 2014 Quebec City Quebec
Organized Crime February 28-March 2 2014 Ottawa Ontario
Countering Violent Extremism November 2-3 2013 Gatineau Quebec
Engaging with Canadians June 7-9 2013 Halifax Nova Scotia
Resilience March 1-4 2013 Montreal Quebec
Migration November 30 - December 2 2012 Ottawa Ontario
Cyberspace June 8-10 2012 Niagara Falls Ontario
Canada-U.S Relations - Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness February 24-26 2012 Ottawa Ontario
Radicalization Leading to Violence November 18-20 2011 Gatineau Quebec
Community Resiliency June 10-13 2011 Vancouver British Columbia
Borders and National Security March 25-27 2011 Ottawa Ontario
Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 November 12-14 2010 Montreal Quebec
Border and Immigration June 11-13 2010 Halifax Nova Scotia
Changing Landscape of National Security March 12-14 2010 Edmonton Alberta
Radicalization Leading to Violence November 20-22 2009 Ottawa Ontario
Border and Transportation Security June 5-7 2009 Montreal Quebec
Financing of Terrorism and Organized Crime February 13-15 2009 Ottawa Ontario
Radicalization Leading to Violence June 20-22 2008 Ottawa Ontario
Radicalization - International and Canadian Perspectives March 14-16 2008 Vancouver British Columbia
Hate Crime and Radicalization through the Internet November 2-4 2007 Ottawa Ontario
Anti-Terrorism Act Review April 27-29 2007 Ottawa Ontario
Marine Security November 18-20 2006 Vancouver British Columbia
Planning Meeting June 3-5 2007 Gatineau Quebec
Identification of Roundtable Priorities for 2006 - 2007 February 24-25 2006 Montreal Quebec
International Security and Implications: Protecting Canada and Canadians, and Promoting Dialogue November 19-21 2005 Ottawa Ontario
Border security: Protecting Canadians at home and abroad May 23-25 2005 Vancouver British Columbia
Inaugural Meeting - Laying the foundation March 7-8 2005 Ottawa Ontario

News Releases

  • Minister meets with Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security
    November 5, 2017
  • Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security Renewed
    March 31, 2017
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