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Public Safety Canada Departmental Plan 2022–23

Public Safety Canada Departmental Plan 2022–23

As Ministers responsible for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, we are proud to introduce Public Safety Canada’s 2022-23 Departmental Plan. This highlights plans and priorities for the year ahead, as we address a wide variety of threats to the safety and security of Canadians.

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Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 This quarterly financial report for the period ending September 30, 2022 has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act, in the form and manner prescribed by Treasury Board. The report should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates (A). 2022-11-29
Automated Sequestering of Criminal Records: Parameters for a Canadian Approach Automated Sequestering of Criminal Records (ASCR) is an automated program by which a criminal record would be kept separate and apart from other criminal records, at no cost and without an application by the individual, after they have completed their sentence and certain additional conditions are met, as required by legislation. 2022-11-29
Public Safety Canada’s 2021-22 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy Report This report on progress supports the commitment in the Federal Sustainable Development Act (FSDA) to make environmental decision-making more transparent and accountable to Parliament. It also contributes to an integrated, whole-of-government view of activities supporting environmental sustainability. 2022-11-21
Public Safety Canada Webinar Series: Combatting Online Child Sexual Exploitation In 2022, PS hosted a three-part webinar series on combatting online child sexual exploitation (OCSE). The objectives of these webinars are to provide updates on what is being done within federal, provincial/territorial jurisdictions, civil society and the private sector to advance efforts in combatting OCSE; share information on best practices and lessons learned; as well as facilitate discussions around gaps and challenges related to this crime. 2022-11-15
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2021-22 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Access to Information Act throughout fiscal year 2021-22. 2022-11-09
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2021-2022 This report is tabled in Parliament in accordance with section 72 of the Privacy Act under the direction of the Minister of Public Safety. It describes how Public Safety Canada administered and fulfilled its obligations under the Privacy Act between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. 2022-11-07
Structured Intervention Unit Implementation Advisory Panel 2021-22 Annual Report The first Annual Report of the Structured Intervention Unit Implementation Advisory Panel concludes with recommendations to the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada and advice to the Minister of Public Safety. The recommendations and advice address 14 key areas of concern regarding the operation of SIUs and the future of CSC oversight. 2022-10-28
Canada’s Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 Canada’s submission to the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction on its national progress to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was developed as a whole-of-government report, including contributions from departments and agencies across the Government of Canada. 2022-10-28
Renewing Canada's Approach to Critical Infrastructure Resilience: What We Heard Report Since the fall of 2021, Public Safety Canada has engaged with the broader critical infrastructure community on the renewal of the 2009 National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure. Insights gathered from meetings with public and private stakeholders, online targeted consultation, and email submissions are being used to inform the development of a forward-looking vision for critical infrastructure resilience. 2022-10-27
Public Safety Canada Portfolio Report (2020-2021): Victim Complaint Resolution Mechanisms This is the fourth Public Safety Portfolio Report: Victim Complaint Resolution Mechanisms since the coming into force of the CVBR. 2022-10-21
Summary of the 2022 Federal Engagement on First Nations Police Services Legislation: What We Heard Report This report provides a summary of the engagement approach, the issues and considerations heard throughout the engagement and the next steps in the process. 2022-09-21
The Memorial Grant Program for First Responders: Awareness Brochure The Memorial Grant Program for First Responders recognizes the service and sacrifice of responders in keeping Canadians safe. 2022-09-07
Adapting to Rising Flood Risk - An Analysis of Insurance Solutions for Canada The report seeks to provide a common understanding of the evidence and information required to implement viable arrangements for a national approach to flood insurance, with special considerations for potential strategic relocation of those at most extreme risk. 2022-08-30
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 This quarterly financial report for the period ending June 30, 2022 has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act, in the form and manner prescribed by Treasury Board. 2022-08-29
Fact Sheet -Key Federal Anti-Human Trafficking Milestones Fact sheet. 2022-08-19
Directions for Avoiding Complicity in Mistreatment by Foreign Entities - 2021 Annual Report Public Safety Canada's 2021 annual report on the implementation of the Directions for Avoiding Complicity in Mistreatment by Foreign Entities. 2022-08-11
Research Security Information Update – July 2022 The Research Security Update is an open-source collation of information, produced by Public Safety Canada’s Safeguarding Science team, on issues considered relevant to Canada’s broad research security interests. 2022-08-03
Public Safety Canada’s Webinar Series: Education and Awareness of Human Trafficking Under the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking (National Strategy), Public Safety Canada committed to hosting annual stakeholder engagements to share information, and identify emerging trends and opportunities for collaboration. 2022-06-27
National Cyber Security Strategy 2019-2024: Report on the Mid-term Review Our Strategy was designed to be adaptable to the continuously changing nature of cyberspace. To ensure the Strategy remains responsive and agile to new and existing issues, Public Safety Canada led a Mid-Term Review (the Review) of the Strategy, which helped to identify risks, opportunities and gaps in our current approach. The Review has made clear what our future priorities in cyberspace need to be. 2022-06-27
Summary of the Mid-Term Evaluation of the National Cyber Security Strategy – Public Safety Canada’s Initiatives The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the progress made by PS’s NCSS initiatives in achieving their outcomes to improve cyber security in Canada. The evaluation covered the activities from fiscal year 2018-19 to mid-2021-22. 2022-06-27
Mid-Term Evaluation of the National Cyber Security Strategy – Public Safety Canada’s Initiatives - Evaluation Report The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the progress made by PS’s NCSS initiatives in achieving their outcomes to improve cyber security in Canada. The evaluation covered the activities from fiscal year 2018-19 to mid-2021-22. 2022-06-27
Federal Framework to Reduce Recidivism The Federal Framework to Reduce Recidivism is the Government of Canada’s first step in putting together a plan that identifies crucial factors that impact why people reoffend and how to support safe and successful reintegration into the community. 2022-06-22
How National Security and Intelligence Institutions Engage with Racialized Communities Throughout our consultations in the past three years, we frequently heard about the trust gap between the country’s national security institutions and Canadians, and in particular with racialized Canadians. 2022-05-31
Sexual Coercion and Violence in Federal Corrections In its 2019-2020 Annual Report, the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI) released a report on a national investigation into Sexual Coercion and Violence (SCV) in Canadian corrections. In this report, the OCI addressed two recommendations to the Minister of Public Safety, calling for the introduction of legislation that endorses a zero-tolerance approach to SCV and the designation of funds for a national prevalence study. The OCI also addressed recommendations to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) on this issue. 2022-05-30
Public Safety and Cannabis: Taking Stock of Knowledge Since Legalization Summarizes six research papers on various public safety aspects of cannabis legalization, which were presented at the Public Safety and Cannabis: Taking Stock of Knowledge Since Legalization symposium in January 2022. 2022-05-26
Summary of the Evaluation of the Expansion of the National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet This report presents the results of the evaluation of the Expansion to the National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet. 2022-05-24
Evaluation of the Expansion to the National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet This report presents the results of the evaluation of the Expansion to the National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet. 2022-05-24
Mass Casualty Commission Interim Report Joint Federal/Provincial Commission into the April 2020 Nova Scotia Mass Casualty 2022-05-20
National Office for Victims 2021 Highlights The annual Highlights summarizes the NOV’s activities over the previous year and its future priorities. 2022-05-20
National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking: Annual Report 2020-2021 This marks the second Annual Report on the progress of Canada's National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking (National Strategy), which was launched on September 4, 2019. This report covers anti-human trafficking efforts from April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021. 2022-05-18
Laser Audit of the Reimbursement of Work from Home Expenses The COVID-19 pandemic gave way to a predominantly remote work environment at Public Safety (PS) where most employees have been working virtually since March 16, 2020. 2022-05-17
Fifth Law Enforcement Roundtable on Drugs The opioid crisis continues unabated and is reaching unprecedented levels of harm. In 2020 alone, 6,214 Canadians lost their lives to an opioid-related overdose. 2022-05-05
Fourth Law Enforcement Roundtable on Drugs The opioid overdose crisis continues to devastate communities across Canada. Between January 2016 and December 2020, there were 21,174 apparent opioid toxicity deaths in Canada. 2022-05-05
Preliminary Observations of the Operation of Correctional Service of Canada’s Structured Intervention Units The Structured Intervention Unit (SIU) regime was established by legislation in 2019 as an attempt to respond to successful court challenges to the previous regime of “Administrative Segregation.” 2022-04-26
Evaluation of the First Nations and Inuit Policing Program This report presents the results of the evaluation of the First Nations and Inuit Policing Program (FNIPP). 2022-04-22
Summary of the evaluation of the First Nations and Inuit Policing Program The First Nations and Inuit Policing Program (FNIPP), formerly the First Nations Policing Program, was created as a contribution program in 1991 to enhance the effectiveness of policing services in First Nation and Inuit communities in terms of cultural relevance and responsiveness to the public safety need of communities. 2022-04-22
Compendium of U.S. - Canada Emergency Management Assistance Mechanisms Under the auspices of the U.S.-Canada Emergency Management Consultative Group, Canada and the United States have, since 2012, maintained this Compendium of U.S.-Canada Emergency Management Assistance Mechanisms that catalogues various federal mechanisms governing emergency management within and across our two countries. 2022-04-04
Engaging on Federal First Nations Police Services Legislation - Discussion Guide The purpose of this document is to support your participation in Government of Canada-led engagement sessions on federal First Nations police services legislation. It outlines the co-development process, relevant background information on First Nations police services and questions that will be raised during the engagement process to help foster discussion. The concepts and ideas proposed in this document are designed to spark dialogue and could evolve over time. 2022-03-21
Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Emergency Management Strategy Interim Action Plan 2021-22 The 2021-22 Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Emergency Management Strategy Interim Action Plan, the first in a series of action plans to 2030, will advance defined outcomes within the Emergency Management Strategy for Canada, and demonstrate concrete steps that federal, provincial and territorial governments, and respective emergency management partners, intend to take to advance resilience to disasters. 2022-03-17
A Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) for Canada A Canadian approach to implementation of the next generation of public safety communications 2022-03-17
Public Safety Canada Symposium Series for Criminal Justice Professionals Combatting Online Child Sexual Exploitation Online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) is one of the most serious public safety issues facing society today. This heinous crime continues to affect generations of children in Canada and abroad. 2022-03-16
Public Safety Canada Departmental Plan 2022–23 As Ministers responsible for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, we are proud to introduce Public Safety Canada’s 2022-23 Departmental Plan. This highlights plans and priorities for the year ahead, as we address a wide variety of threats to the safety and security of Canadians. 2022-03-03
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report for the quarter ended December 31, 2021 This quarterly financial report for the period ending December 31, 2021 has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act, in the form and manner prescribed by Treasury Board. 2022-03-02
Research Security Information Update - February 2022 The Research Security Information Update is an unclassified open-source collation, produced by Public Safety Canada's Safeguarding Science team, on issues considered relevant to Canada's broad research security interests. 2022-02-23
2020 Annual Report on the Use of Electronic Surveillance The 2020 Annual Report covers a five-year period from 2016 to 2020. The Report includes new statistics for the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 and updated figures for the years 2016 to 2019. 2022-02-23
Report to the Houses of Parliament: Emergencies Act Consultations On February 14, 2022, the Governor in Council declared a public order emergency under the Emergencies Act. Section 25 of the Act requires the Governor in Council to consult the Lieutenant Governor in Council of each province with respect to a proposal to declare a public order emergency. A report of these consultations must be laid before each House of Parliament within seven sitting days after the declaration is issued, in accordance with section 58 of the Act. 2022-02-18
2020 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview This document provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release within a context of trends in crime and criminal justice. 2022-02-11
Annual National Data Report to Inform Trends and Patterns in Drug-Impaired Driving 2021 This is the second annual report on trends and patterns in DID. It is produced in cooperation with the provinces and territories, the RCMP, CBSA, and other partner agencies and stakeholders. 2022-02-09
Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2020-21 According to subsection 4.1.2 of the Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures of Treasury Board, departments are required to publicly disclose total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conference fees. 2022-02-07
Departmental Results Report 2020‑21 As the Ministers of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, we are pleased to present the 2020-21 Departmental Results Report (DRR) for Public Safety Canada. 2022-02-01
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2020-21 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Privacy Act throughout fiscal year 2020-21 2022-01-07
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2020-2021 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Access to Information Act throughout fiscal year 2020-21. 2022-01-07
2020-21 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy Report This report on progress supports the commitment in the Federal Sustainable Development Act (FSDA) to make sustainable development decision-making more transparent and accountable to Parliament. It also contributes to an integrated, whole‑of‑government view of activities supporting environmental sustainability. 2022-01-07
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 This quarterly financial report for the period ending September 30, 2021 has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act, in the form and manner prescribed by Treasury Board. The report should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates (A). 2021-11-24
The Definition, Measurement and Institutionalization of Transparency in National Security In this second report, we lay out general principles related to the definition, measurement, and institutionalization of transparency in the national security and intelligence community. 2021-11-12
Sentence Calculation: Fast Facts: Offenders Serving Multiple Consecutive Sentences The combinations of types of sentences, thesentencing dates and possible interventions, such as suspension, termination or revocation of arelease, can make the calculation of eligibilityfor parole and other forms of conditionalrelease very complicated. 2021-11-12
Sentence Calculation: Fast Facts: Offender Serving Multiple Concurrent Sentences The combinations of types of sentences, thesentencing dates and possible inte rventions, such as suspension, termination or revocation of arelease, can make the calculation of eligibilityfor parole and other forms of conditionalrelease very complicated. 2021-11-12
Sentence Calculation: Fast Facts: Offender Serving An Indeterminate Sentence This factsheet provides information on theconditional release eligibilities of an offender. 2021-11-12
Sentence Calculation: Fast Facts: Offender Serving Life Sentence for 1st Degree Murder This factsheet provides information on theconditional release eligibilities of an offenderserving life for 1st degree murder. 2021-11-12
Sentence Calculation: Fast Facts: Offender Serving a Single Fixed Sentence with Long Term Supervision This factsheet provides information on theconditional release eligibilities of a Long TermOffender (LTO). An offender found by the courtto be an LTO received a 12-year sentence. TheLTO is also under 10-year long-term supervision. 2021-11-12
Sentence Calculation: An Explanation of the Basics of Sentence Calculation with Examples This publication is intended to respond to requests from victims of crime, their advocates, service providers, and the general public for information about how federal sentences, meaning incarceration for over two years, are calculated. 2021-11-12
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 This quarterly financial report for the period ending June 30, 2021 has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act, in the form and manner prescribed by Treasury Board. The report should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates (A). 2021-08-27
Public Safety Canada Portfolio Report: Victim Complaint Resolution Mechanisms - Canadian Victims Bill of Rights This year marks the fifth anniversary since the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR) was established with the coming into force of the Victims Bill of Rights Act in July 2015. 2021-08-06
Evaluation of the Indigenous Community Corrections Initiative Indigenous offenders continue to be disproportionately represented at all levels of the Canadian criminal justice system and the federal government is committed to addressing this over-representation of Indigenous people. 2021-08-06
Summary of the Evaluation of the Indigenous Community Corrections Initiative Indigenous offenders continue to be disproportionately represented at all levels of the Canadian criminal justice system and the federal government is committed to addressing this over-representation of Indigenous people. 2021-08-06
Large-Scale Implementation and Evaluation of the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS) The current study evaluated the system-wide implementation of the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS) across British Columbia (BC)’s Community Corrections Division. 2021-08-04
Research Summary - Large-Scale Implementation and Evaluation of the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS) The current study evaluated the system-wide implementation of the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS) across British Columbia (BC)’s Community Corrections Division. 2021-08-04
National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking – Annual Report 2019-2020 This marks the first Annual Report on the progress of Canada’s National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking (National Strategy), which was launched on September 4, 2019. This report covers anti-human trafficking efforts from April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020. 2021-07-30
Summary of the Evaluation of the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders 2021 This report presents the results of the evaluation of the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders. 2021-07-30
Evaluation of the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders 2021 This report presents the results of the evaluation of the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders. 2021-07-30
Laser Audit of the Recipient Audit Framework The objective of this audit was to assess the design and implementation of Public Safety’s Recipient Audit Framework to support: the assessment of recipient compliance with funding agreements; cost-effective oversight and control of grants and contributions program expenditures; and, risk based administration requirements on recipients. 2021-07-20
Fall 2019 Law Enforcement Roundtable on Illicit Drugs The opioid crisis continues to be a public health and safety issue of significant concern to Canadians and the Government of Canada. This crisis has impacted individuals, families and communities from coast to coast to coast with devastating consequences. 2021-07-15
Steering Committee meeting of the Canada-U.S. Joint Action Plan on Opioids 2021 In their February 23, 2021 Roadmap for a Renewed Canada-U.S. Partnership, President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed their commitment to sustained cooperation to address the opioid overdose crisis through the Canada-U.S. Joint Action Plan on Opioids. 2021-07-12
Directions for Avoiding Complicity in Mistreatment by Foreign Entities This is PS’ second annual report on the implementation of its Directions and covers January 1 to December 31, 2020. 2021-06-23
Research Security Information Update - May 2021 The Research Security Information Update is an unclassified open-source collation, produced by Public Safety Canada’s Safeguarding Science team, on issues considered relevant to Canada’s broad research security interests. 2021-05-26
National Cross Sector Forum 2021-2023 Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure The National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure (the National Strategy) sets out Canada’s approach to strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructure. The National Strategy defines critical infrastructure as the processes, systems, facilities, technologies, networks, assets, and services essential to the health, safety, security or economic well-being of Canadians and the effective functioning of government. 2021-05-26
Research Summary - Crime Prevention Programs in Canada: Examining Key Implementation Elements for Indigenous Populations This research study sought to examine the specific implementation issues for crime prevention programs aiming to serve Indigenous populations. 2021-05-18
Crime Prevention Programs in Canada: Examining Key Implementation Elements for Indigenous Populations This research study sought to examine the specific implementation issues for crime prevention programs aiming to serve Indigenous populations. 2021-05-18
Economic Outcomes of Canadian Federal Offenders This report provides information on federal offenders' economic outcomes (for example, employment and income) up to an average of 14 years after their release into the community. 2021-04-08
Research Summary - Economic Outcomes of Canadian Federal Offenders: A Brief Overview This summary provides an overview of the information on federal offenders' economic outcomes (for example, employment and income) up to an average of 14 years after their release into the community. 2021-04-08
Expert Webinar Series - Women in Terrorism and Counterterrorism with Dr. Joana Cook Public Safety Canada launched the 2020-21 National Security Expert Webinar Series in July 2020. 2021-03-10
Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit Public Safety organized five panels at the Summit on: national security and democratic values; expert perspectives on national security transparency; oversight and review bodies; diversity and inclusion in national security, and; the Christchurch Call to Action. 2021-03-10
Expert Symposium on Addressing Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Inclusion in National Security Public Safety Canada hosted its first annual Expert Symposium on Addressing Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Inclusion in National Security in Ottawa on March 4, 2020. 2021-03-10
2019 Annual Report on the Use of Electronic Surveillance The 2019 Annual Report covers a five-year period from 2015 to 2019. The Report includes new statistics for the period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 and updated figures for the years 2015 to 2018. 2021-03-01
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended December 31, 2020 This quarterly financial report for the period ending December 31, 2020 has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act, in the form and manner prescribed by Treasury Board. The report should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates (A). 2021-03-01
Public Safety Canada Departmental Plan 2021-22 As Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, it is my responsibility to present to Parliament Public Safety Canada’s 2021-22 Departmental Plan (DP). 2021-02-25
Annual National Data Report to Inform Trends and Patterns in Drug-Impaired Driving In the context of cannabis legalization, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to create new offences and provide additional tools to law enforcement to detect and deter drug-impaired driving (DID). 2021-01-20
Evaluation of the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the relevance, design and implementation, and performance (achievement of outcomes, efficiency and economy) of the SAR NIF. 2020-12-17
Summary of the Evaluation of the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund The Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF) was established as a contribution program in 1988 by the Department of National Defense to support national search and rescue activities. 2020-12-17
National Security Transparency Advisory Group Initial Report : What We Heard In Our First Year Initial Report to the Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada on Transparency in National Security 2020-12-08
Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2019-20 According to subsection 4.1.2 of the Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures of Treasury Board, departments are required to publically disclose total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conference fees. 2020-12-07
Departmental Results Report 2019‑20 As Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, I am pleased to present to Parliament, Public Safety Canada's 2019‑20 Departmental Results Report. 2020-12-07
Summary Report - National Victims Roundtable on the Right to Information in Federal Corrections and Conditional Release On March 4th and 5th, 2020, Public Safety Canada’s (PS) National Office for Victims (NOV) met with victim stakeholders and non-governmental organizations to discuss the role of victims in the federal corrections and conditional release system, and their Right to information under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR). 2020-11-27
Developing an Operational Technology and Information Technology Incident Response Plan To provide guidelines for establishing a joint Information Technology/ Operational Technology Cyber Incident Response Plan within an organization. 2020-11-27
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended September 30, 2020 This quarterly financial report for the period ending September 30, 2020 has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act, in the form and manner prescribed by Treasury Board. The report should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates (A). 2020-11-27
Increasing the Use of Restorative Justice in Criminal Matters in Canada - Baseline Report This document shares the results of a survey concerning baseline data on the use of restorative justice processes in the Canadian criminal justice sector. 2020-11-24
Research Summary - Incorporating Gender-Based Analysis into Crime Prevention This document provides a gender-based plus analysis of crime prevention programming to address gender issues and inform program implementers on gender-based risk assessments and interventions. 2020-11-19
Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 2020 to 2023 The new 2019-2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) outlines the Government of Canada’s sustainable development priorities and goals that will promote clean growth, ensure healthy ecosystems, and build safe, secure and sustainable communities across Canada over the next 3 years. 2020-11-02
Summary of the Evaluation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Division 9/National Security Inadmissibility Initiative This report presents the results of the Horizontal Evaluation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Division 9/National Security Inadmissibility Initiative (IRPA). 2020-10-30
Horizontal Evaluation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Division 9/ National Security Inadmissibility Initiative This report presents the results of the Horizontal Evaluation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Division 9/National Security Inadmissibility Initiative (IRPA). 2020-10-30
Information Guide to Assist Victims - Federal corrections and conditional release (10th Edition) This guide is intended to assist victims of federal offenders (in other words, offenders who have received a sentence of two years or more or who are under the jurisdiction of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) or the Parole Board of Canada (PBC). 2020-10-23
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2019-2020 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Privacy Act throughout fiscal year 2019-20 2020-10-22
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2019-20 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Access to Information Act throughout fiscal year 2019-20. 2020-10-22
2019 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview This document provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release within a context of trends in crime and criminal justice. 2020-10-16
International Statement: End-To-End Encryption And Public Safety We, the undersigned, support strong encryption, which plays a crucial role in protecting personal data, privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets and cyber security. 2020-10-11
Research Summary - Cyberbullying Research in Canada: A Systematic Review This document identifies the populations most vulnerable to being a victim or perpetrator of cyberbullying and their characteristics, as well as the contributing factors to cyberbullying. 2020-10-09
Research Summary - Cyberbullying Programs – An Environmental Scan This document provides a comprehensive review of cyberbullying programs, including an overview of program components, implementation requirements and performance and evaluation measures of cyberbullying prevention and interventions. 2020-10-09
Evaluation of the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence As a delivery evaluation, the evaluation focused on program design, implementation, and production of outputs; achievement of early outcomes, program efficiency, and alignment with federal priorities and departmental objectives were also considered. 2020-10-02
Summary of the Evaluation of the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence As a delivery evaluation, the evaluation focused on program design, implementation, and production of outputs; achievement of early outcomes, program efficiency, and alignment with federal priorities and departmental objectives were also considered. 2020-10-02
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended June 30, 2020 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2020-08-28
Joining The Circle - Identifying Key Ingredients for Effective Police Collaboration within Indigenous Communities Opportunities for improving the safety and well-being of communities in Canada partially lie within the relationships that police have with citizens, leaders, and other human service providers (Lang et al., 2009; Rajaee et al., 2013; Skogan, 2006). 2020-08-06
Police Services and Inuit in Nunavik (Arctic Québec) Knowing each other better to help each other better Public Safety Canada issued in 2019 a call for proposals to get more insight into current practices and policies in police services throughout the country. The aim was to gain a better understanding of problematic behaviours, as well as good practices that contribute to more respectful relations with Indigenous people. 2020-08-06
Examining Police Policies and Practices in Mi’kma’ki – Pathways to Positive Policing Relationships Indigenous peoples and their relationships with policing services have been the subject of many inquiries and commissions including: the Marshall Inquiry (1989), Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba (1991), Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996), Stonechild (2004), Ipperwash Inquiry (2007), Thunder Bay Police Services Board Investigation (2018) and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (2019) and the Viens Commission (2019) to name only a few. 2020-08-06
Addressing Gendered Violence against Inuit Women: A review of police policies and practices in Inuit Nunangat Gendered violence against Inuit women is a problem of massive proportions. Women in Nunavut are the victims of violent crime at a rate more than 13 times higher than the rate for women in Canada as a whole. The risk of a woman being sexually assaulted in Nunavut in 12 times greater than the provincial/territorial average. In 2016, Nunavut had the highest rate of female victims of police-reported family violence in Canada, the Northwest Territories had the second highest rate, and Yukon had the third highest. 2020-08-06
Internal Audit of Information Technology Security The objective of this audit was to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the management control framework over information technology (IT) security at PS, as well as its readiness to comply with the newly revised Treasury Board (TB) Policy on Government Security and other relevant policies, directives and standards. 2020-07-31
Follow-up Audit on the Implementation of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Recommendations on Payroll Management Departments are responsible for ensuring that financial resources of the Government of Canada are well managed and that effective governance and internal controls are established. 2020-07-16
2019 Annual Report on the Directions for Avoiding Complicity in Mistreatment by Foreign Entities Report outlines how Public Safety Canada implemented the Directions for Avoiding Complicity in Mistreatment by Foreign Entities during the previous calendar year. This report covers the period of September 4, 2019 to December 31, 2019. 2020-05-22
Public Safety Canada Portfolio Report: Victim Complaint Resolution Mechanism – Canadian Victims Bill of Rights This report includes a brief description of victims’ rights, the mandates of Public Safety Canada and its victim serving Portfolio agencies; a statistical overview of the CVBR complaints submitted in fiscal year 2018-2019, a summary of complaints received and how they were resolved, and any improvements to complaints processes. 2020-05-20
Public Safety Canada Departmental Plan 2020-21 As Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, it is my responsibility to present to Parliament Public Safety Canada’s 2020-21 Departmental Plan (DP). 2020-03-10
Witness Protection Program Act - Annual report: 2018-19 This is the twenty third annual report on the federal Witness Protection Program (WPP, or Program), as required by section 16 of the Witness Protection Program Act (WPPA or Act). 2020-03-09
Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2018-19 As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Department of Public Safety Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. 2020-02-26
Departmental Results Report 2018-19 As Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, I am pleased to present to Parliament, Public Safety Canada's 2018-19 Departmental Results Report. 2020-02-26
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended December 31, 2019 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2020-02-26
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2018-2019 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Privacy Act throughout fiscal year 2018-19 2020-02-21
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2018-19 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Access to Information Act throughout fiscal year 2018-19. 2020-02-21
Profile of Canadian Businesses who Report Cybercrime to Police This report examines the phenomenon of underreporting of cyber security incidents to police services using data from the 2017 Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime that was administered to Canadian businesses. 2020-02-14
Research Summary - Profile of Canadian Businesses who Report Cybercrime to Police This report examines the phenomenon of underreporting of cyber security incidents to police services using data from the 2017 Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime that was administered to Canadian businesses. 2020-02-14
Summary of the Evaluation of the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) The evaluation examined relevance and performance of the NDMP from 2015-16 to 2018-19. 2020-01-27
Evaluation of the National Disaster Mitigation Program This report presents the results of the evaluation of the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP). 2020-01-27
Annual Report on the Use of Electronic Surveillance - 2018 Part VI of the Criminal Code sets out the provisions for the law enforcement community to obtain judicial authorization to conduct electronic surveillance of private communications for criminal investigations. 2020-01-22
Summary Report: National Victims Roundtables on the Right to Information in Federal Corrections and Conditional Release In February and July of 2016, Public Safety Canada's (PS) National Office for Victims (NOV), met with victim stakeholders and non-governmental organizations to discuss the role of victims in the federal corrections and conditional release system, and their Right to Information under the Canadian Victims Bills of Rights (CVBR). 2020-01-14
Follow-up Audit on the Implementation of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Recommendations on Sustainable Development Strategies Public Safety Canada (PS) developed its 2017-2020 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS), which aligns with the FSDS and is used for reporting annually on progress made towards achieving its goals. 2020-01-10
North American Dialogue on Drug Policy 2019 - Statement On December 5-6, 2019, officials of the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States convened in Washington, D.C at the U.S. Postal Service headquarters to address current and emerging drug threats facing North America during the Fourth Annual North American Drug Dialogue (NADD). 2019-12-09
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended September 30, 2019 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2019-11-28
Developing a Common Data Standard for Measuring Attitudes toward the Police in Canada This report discusses the inconsistencies in public attitude surveys across police services, and presents the recommended core indicators for measuring public attitudes toward the police in Canada. 2019-11-05
Research Summary - Developing a Common Data Standard for Measuring Attitudes toward the Police in Canada This report discusses the inconsistencies in public attitude surveys across police services, and presents the recommended core indicators for measuring public attitudes toward the police in Canada. 2019-11-05
Patterns in Cannabis Cryptomarkets in Canada in 2018 This report examines cannabis cryptomarkets in 2018 – the year Canada legalized cannabis. Are there early signs of changes in the supply side? 2019-10-25
Research Summary - Patterns in Cannabis Cryptomarkets in Canada in 2018 This report examines cannabis cryptomarkets in 2018 – the year Canada legalized cannabis. Are there early signs of changes in the supply side? 2019-10-25
Summary of the Evaluation of the Nation’s Capital Extraordinary Policing Costs Program (NCEPCP) NCEPCP is a contribution program whose purpose is to reimburse the City of Ottawa in recognition of the unique policing environment created by the presence of federal landmarks, institutions and events of national significance in the Nation’s Capital. 2019-10-09
Evaluation of the Nation’s Capital Extraordinary Policing Costs Program This report presents the results of the Evaluation of the Nation’s Capital Extraordinary Policing Costs Program (NCEPCP). 2019-10-09
2019 Law Enforcement Roundtable on Drugs The opioid crisis continues to be a public health and public safety issue that significantly impacts individuals, families and communities across Canada and beyond our borders. 2019-09-06
National Victims Roundtable on the Right to Protection in Federal Corrections and Conditional Release On February 14th and 15th, 2019, Public Safety Canada's (PS) National Office for Victims (NOV) met with victim stakeholders and non-governmental organizations to discuss the role of victims in the federal corrections and conditional release system, and their Right to Protection under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR). 2019-09-06
National Strategy To Combat Human Trafficking 2019-2024 As the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and on behalf of partners across the federal government, I am pleased to present the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking (National Strategy). This five-year National Strategy will strengthen Canada’s response to human trafficking and support broader Government of Canada commitments, including preventing and addressing gender-based violence, and supporting the safety and security of Indigenous peoples. 2019-09-04
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended June 30, 2019 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2019-08-29
Laser Audit of the Application of Gender-based Analysis Plus Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is an analytical tool designed to systematically integrate gender and other identity factors throughout the decision-making process and to assess the potential impacts of policies, programs or legislation on diverse groups of people in order to inform the development and delivery of more responsive initiatives. 2019-08-27
Ninth Annual National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction Canada's National Disaster Mitigation Strategy, including links to a general explanation of disaster mitigation and national consultation documents. 2019-08-21
2018 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview This document provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release within a context of trends in crime and criminal justice. 2019-08-19
2018 Human Trafficking Consultations Report This report breaks down the findings of the consultations by key themes identified in participants' responses. 2019-08-16
National Cyber Security Action Plan (2019-2024) Every day, Canadians are online – more so than people anywhere else in the world – for work, play, shopping, banking, business, getting our news and just staying in touch. Yet the same digital infrastructure that enhances our quality of life can also leave us vulnerable to those who would do us harm. 2019-08-07
Audit of Governance The objective of this audit was to assess whether Public Safety Canada’s internal governance structure operates effectively and provides oversight over key departmental activities. 2019-08-02
Progress Report on a National Public Safety Broadband Network - Working towards the next generation of public safety communications in Canada The Temporary National Coordination Office (TNCO) was established in July 2018 with a mandate to develop options and recommendations for a Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) for first responders and public safety personnel across Canada. The TNCO consulted stakeholders and field experts; examined research and literature available to date, as well as pilots and trials; and conducted analyses to develop the recommendations contained in this progress report. 2019-06-28
Summary of the Evaluation of the Aboriginal Community Safety Planning Initiative The Aboriginal Community Safety Planning Initiative (ACSPI or the Initiative) began in 2010 and was renewed in 2014 as part of the Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls. 2019-06-28
Evaluation of the Aboriginal Community Safety Planning Initiative This report presents the results of the Evaluation of the Aboriginal Community Safety Planning Initiative (ACSPI or the Initiative). There are two main components of the Initiative, the Community Safety Planning Process and Community-based Pilot Projects 2019-06-28
Toward Peace, Harmony, and Well-Being: Policing in Indigenous Communities Public Safety Canada (PS) asked the CCA to undertake an assessment examining what could be drawn from the current evidence and knowledge about the present and future role of police services in Indigenous communities in Canada and to identify some promising and leading practices in policing that could be applied in Indigenous communities. 2019-06-24
Public Safety Canada Portfolio Report: Victim Complaint Resolution Mechanisms - Canadian Victims Bill of Rights This is the second Public Safety Portfolio Report: Victim Complaint Resolution Mechanisms since the coming into force of the CVBR. The report includes a brief description of victims’ rights, the mandates of Public Safety Canada and its victim serving Portfolio agencies; a statistical overview of CVBR complaints submitted in fiscal year 2017-2018, a summary of complaints received and how they were resolved, and any improvements to complaints processes. 2019-06-21
Measuring Public Attitudes towards the Police – Technical Report Currently, there is no common approach across Canada to measure public attitudes towards the police. The objective of this study was to develop empirically-informed indicators that can be used by Canadian police services for this purpose. This report is part of a larger project led by Public Safety Canada and Halifax Regional Police, in consultation with the policing community, to establish evidence-based indicators as a common data standard. 2019-06-21
Research Summary: Behaviours and Beliefs Related to Cannabis Before Legalization: A Public Safety Perspective Over the past few years, the government of Canada has been preparing to legalize, regulate and restrict access to non-medical cannabis. Understanding the changes in perceptions and behaviours of those who use cannabis before and after the change in regime is important, as it will help to develop public safety policy and program initiatives, including education and crime prevention activities. 2019-06-18
Behaviours and Beliefs Related to Cannabis Before Legalization: A Public Safety Perspective Over the past few years, the government of Canada has been preparing to legalize, regulate and restrict access to non-medical cannabis. Understanding the changes in perceptions and behaviours of those who use cannabis before and after the change in regime is important, as it will help to develop public safety policy and program initiatives, including education and crime prevention activities. 2019-06-18
Evaluation of Public Safety Canada’s Roles in Support of DNA Analysis This report presents the results of the Evaluation of Public Safety Canada’s (PS) Roles in Support of DNA Analysis. DNA analysis is an important investigatory and prosecutorial tool used in the criminal justice system to quickly and precisely distinguish one individual from another. 2019-06-06
Summary of the Evaluation of Public Safety Canada’s Roles in Support of DNA Analysis DNA analysis is an important investigatory and prosecutorial tool used in the criminal justice system to quickly and precisely distinguish one individual from another. 2019-06-06
Evaluation of the Akwesasne Organized Crime Initiative This report presents the results of the Evaluation of the Akwesasne Organized Crime Initiative. 2019-05-22
Summary of the Evaluation of the Akwesasne Organized Crime Initiative The evaluation assessed the Initiative’s achievement of outcomes, design and delivery, and the efficiency and economy of program administration. 2019-05-22
Beyond the Border Action Plan - Horizontal Initiative Report 2016-17 On February 4, 2011, Canada and the United States (U.S.) committed to working together through Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. 2019-05-09
Annual Report on the Use of Electronic Surveillance - 2017 Part VI of the Criminal Code sets out the provisions for the law enforcement community to obtain judicial authorization to conduct electronic surveillance of private communications for criminal investigations. 2019-04-30
2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada In many ways, this year's threat update is similar to those of the recent past. The threat posed by those espousing violent interpretations of religious, ideological or political views persists, but has remained stable. 2019-04-29
Engagement Summary Report - Reducing Violent Crime: A Dialogue on Handguns and Assault-Style Firearms Public Safety Canada (“Public Safety”) launched an engagement process in October 2018 to help inform policy, regulations and legislation to reduce violent crime involving firearms. 2019-04-11
Public Safety Canada Departmental Plan 2019-20 As Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, it is my responsibility to present to Parliament Public Safety Canada’s 2019-20 Departmental Plan (DP). 2019-04-11
Enhancing Canada’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience to Insider Risk The purpose of this document is to provide Canadian critical infrastructure organizations with guidance on what constitutes insider risk and recommendations on how to monitor, respond to, and mitigate insider risk. 2019-04-11
Supporting Canada’s Public Safety Personnel: An Action Plan on Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries Public safety officers put their lives on the line to keep others safe. It’s part of the job description. While the rest of us try to get out of harm's way in a crisis, they run into the thick of it. The nature of that work exposes them to tough and traumatic events. It takes a toll. 2019-04-08
2017-18 Fees Report This 2017 to 2018 Fees Report is the first report to be prepared under the Service Fees Act. The report includes new information such as a detailed listing of all fees along with future year fee amounts. 2019-03-22
Public Safety Canada National Victims Roundtable - Summary Report On July 11, 2017, Public Safety Canada’s National Office for Victims (NOV) met with victim stakeholders and non-governmental organizations on the role of victims in the federal corrections and conditional release system and their right to participation under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR). 2019-03-14
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended December 31, 2018 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2019-03-01
Emergency Management Strategy for Canada: Toward a Resilient 2030 The Emergency Management Strategy for Canada (EM Strategy) builds on the foundational principles articulated in the EM Framework and the Sendai Framework in order to establish FPT priorities to strengthen the resilience of Canadian society by 2030. 2019-01-25
Response to Report on Workplace Harassment in the RCMP and the Review of Four Cases of Civil Litigation against the RCMP on Workplace Harassment There can be no more important obligation for a Government than the protection and safety of its citizens. For 145 years, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has played an indispensable role in this regard. 2019-01-16
National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence In its ongoing efforts to keep Canadians safe, the Government of Canada is expanding how it responds to violent extremism. 2018-12-11
Strengthening Canada’s Counter-Proliferation Framework The Government of Canada is considering changes to its counter-proliferation framework, and is asking key Canadian stakeholders in academia, the scientific community, and industry to become active partners in developing options to update it. This Discussion Paper provides information on the current framework and the challenges it faces. 2018-11-29
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended September 30, 2018 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2018-11-29
Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2017-18 As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Department of Public Safety Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. 2018-11-21
Departmental Results Report 2017-18 As Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, I am pleased to present to Parliament, Public Safety Canada's 2017-18 Departmental Results Report. 2018-11-20
2018 Law Enforcement Roundtable on the Opioid Crisis: Meeting Summary With support from Public Safety Canada, the Law Enforcement Roundtable on the Opioid Crisis brought together representatives from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada Border Services Agency, provincial and municipal police services, First Nations police, national organizations and academia, as well as senior government officials, to discuss responses to the opioid crisis. 2018-11-16
North American Dialogue on Drug Policy - Statement On November 9, 2018, officials of the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States convened for the third annual high-level meeting of the North American Dialogue on Drug Policy (NADD). 2018-11-13
Eighth Annual National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction Canada's National Disaster Mitigation Strategy, including links to a general explanation of disaster mitigation and national consultation documents. 2018-11-05
Witness Protection Program Act - Annual report: 2017-2018 This is the twenty second annual report on the federal Witness Protection Program (WPP, or Program), as required by section 16 of the Witness Protection Program Act (WPPA or Act). 2018-10-05
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2017-2018 Report outlines how Public Safety Canada administered the Privacy Act throughout fiscal year 2017-2018. 2018-10-02
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2017-2018 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Access to Information Act throughout fiscal year 2017-2018 2018-10-02
The Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence - What we heard This report is based on the valuable feedback, ideas, opinions, and perspectives as submitted by contributors to the online public consultation. The information presented is directional in nature and as participation was on an open opt-in basis, the results should not be extrapolated to a broader audience. 2018-09-24
2017-2018 Evaluation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy This report presents the results of the 2017-18 Evaluation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS). The NCPS is the framework for crime prevention initiatives in Canada. 2018-09-20
Summary of the 2017-18 Evaluation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy This report presents the results of the 2017-18 Evaluation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS). The NCPS is the framework for crime prevention initiatives in Canada. 2018-09-20
2017-2018 Review of the National Office for Victims This report presents the findings of Public Safety Canada's 2017-18 Review of the National Office for Victims (NOV). 2018-09-19
Summary of the 2017-18 Review of the National Office for Victims This report presents the findings of Public Safety Canada's 2017-18 Review of the National Office for Victims (NOV). 2018-09-19
2017 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview This document provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release within a context of trends in crime and criminal justice. 2018-09-10
Research Summary: A Meta-analysis of the Effectiveness of Culturally-relevant Treatment for Indigenous Offenders Preliminary research supports the effectiveness of culturally-relevant programming with Indigenous offenders for reducing re-offending; however, higher quality research is needed to understand how cultural-relevance is related to program effectiveness. 2018-09-10
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended June 30, 2018 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2018-08-29
National Consultations Discussion Paper: The Way Forward to End Human Trafficking This Discussion Paper was prepared by Public Safety Canada in consultation with the federal Human Trafficking Taskforce. Its purpose is to elicit discussion and comments to inform the Government of Canada in the development of a new national strategy to end human trafficking. 2018-08-24
2017-2018 Evaluation of the Major International Event Security Cost Framework This report presents the results of the 2017-18 Evaluation of the Major International Event (MIE) Security Cost Framework Policy 2018-08-22
Summary of the 2017-18 Evaluation of the Major International Event Security Cost Framework This report presents the results of the 2017-18 Evaluation of the Major International Event (MIE) Security Cost Framework Policy 2018-08-22
Sustainability Study: National Crime Prevention Strategy Programs The purpose of this Sustainability Study was to determine the extent to which the National Crime Prevention Strategy's funded crime prevention projects were sustained following the five year funding period. 2018-08-07
Research Highlights - Crime Prevention: Local Adaptations of Crime Prevention Programs: A Toolkit This toolkit is a summary of a larger project that consists of a broad literature review reflecting current theory, practice and knowledge on the local adaptation of intervention programs in a variety of disciplines.‎ 2018-08-07
Research Summary - Local Adaptations of Crime Prevention Programs: A Toolkit This is a summary of the document titled 'Research Highlights – Local Adaptations of Crime Prevention Programs: A Toolkit'. 2018-08-07
Federal terrorism response plan: Domestic concept of operations As the threat from terrorism continues to evolve, Canada’s response must continually adapt and change to keep Canadians safe. 2018-07-20
Research Summary: Evaluation Of An Innovative Cyberbullying Intervention: STOPit This evaluation aimed to assess the potential relevance and performance of one innovative cyberbullying platform called STOPit. 2018-07-09
Evaluation of an Innovative Cyberbullying Intervention: STOPit: Summary Report This evaluation aimed to assess the potential relevance and performance of one innovative cyberbullying platform called STOPit. 2018-07-09
Summit on Gun and Gang Violence: Summary Report Firearm-related homicides in Canada have been steadily increasing, reaching a total of 223 in 2016, 44 more than the previous year. Shootings have now become the most common method of homicide, surpassing homicide by stabbing and beating. 2018-06-19
National Cyber Security Strategy Virtually everything Canadians do is touched by technology in some way – on a per capita basis, we spend the most time online of any country in the world, at 43.5 hours per Canadian per month. 2018-06-12
Overview of Direct Intervention Approaches to Address Youth Gangs and Youth Violence Gang-involved youth are considered to be some of the main perpetrators (and victims) of crime and violence, and impose a high burden on society in terms of criminal justice system and other societal costs. 2018-06-11
Overview of Approaches to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying Bullying and cyberbullying are recognized globally as complex and serious problems that have significant negative health and social impacts. Prevention and intervention approaches that seek to address these problems can have an impact on the short- and long-term effects of bullying/cyberbullying others and/or experiencing victimization. 2018-06-11
National Cross Sector Forum 2018-2020 Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure Canada’s economic stability and national security depend on resilient critical infrastructure, such as banking, communications, and transportation. On a daily basis, Canadians count on critical infrastructure to provide safe food, clean water, reliable energy, and other essential services. 2018-05-11
How to best predict sexual reoffending among sex offenders The research summary is a study that examined how best to predict the risk to reoffend among sex offenders. 2018-05-01
Child Pornography Offenders: A Review The research summary is a review of the current state of knowledge on child pornography offenders, to determine implications for practice, and to highlight areas that are relevant for future research. 2018-05-01
Evaluation of the Alternative Suspension Program The Alternative Suspension Program was first introduced by the YMCAs of Québec in 1999 in response to a request from a local school in Montréal. The ultimate goal of the intervention is to reduce criminal activity by increasing youth attachment to school. 2018-05-01
Evaluation of the Alternative Suspension Program Research Report: 2017–R008 The Alternative Suspension Program was first introduced by the YMCAs of Québec in 1999 in response to a request from a local school in Montréal. The ultimate goal of the intervention is to reduce criminal activity by increasing youth attachment to school. 2018-05-01
Helping Victims Prepare for the Release of a Federal Offender This booklet provides steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones, and to help you feel safe and supported, when the offender who harmed you is being reintegrated into society. 2018-04-27
Public Safety Canada Portfolio Report: Canadian Victims Bill of Rights - Victim Complaint Resolution Mechanisms This report provides a brief explanation of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and details victim complaint resolution mechanisms across the Public Safety Portfolio. It includes improvements made, statistics, findings and future policy/process considerations. 2018-04-23
Public Safety Canada Departmental Plan 2018–19 As Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, it is my responsibility to present to Parliament Public Safety Canada’s 2018-19 Departmental Plan (DP). 2018-04-16
Laser Audit of IT Asset Management Information Technology (IT) plays a vital role within the Government of Canada by supporting efficient service delivery, enabling communication among departments, citizens, and other countries, encouraging openness and transparency, and increasing the accessibility of programs and services to Canadians. 2018-04-11
Assessment of the Impact of the Ontario Fentanyl Patch-for-Patch Return Program This study evaluates the impact of the Patch-for-Patch programs implemented between February 2013 and April 2016. Cross-sectional time-series analyses were conducted to evaluate the impact of the program initiation on fentanyl dispensing, non-fentanyl opioid dispensing, opioid-related hospital visits and deaths, and fentanyl-related police incident. 2018-04-11
Research Summary - Offender Risk Assessment Practices Vary Across Canada What exactly does it mean when a correctional agency assesses an offender to be high risk? 2018-03-27
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended December 31, 2017 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2018-02-28
Research Highlights - Crime Prevention : Transitions From Juvenile Delinquency to Young Adult Offending: A Review of Canadian and International Evidence This document reviews longitudinal research on key questions concerning transitions from juvenile delinquency to young adult offending. 2018-02-23
Research Summary - Transitions From Juvenile Delinquency to Young Adult Offending: A Review of Canadian and International Evidence This review examines Canadian and international longitudinal studies concerning the transition from juvenile delinquency to young adult offending. 2018-02-23
Research Summary - Contemporary Policing Responsibilities The purpose of this research was to provide a snapshot of the responsibilities of police agencies at the national, provincial, and municipal levels, and in First Nations communities. 2018-02-23
Organized Crime – Research Highlights 2017-H007 The study highlights the differences in evaluation of Organized Crime Groups; Police Impact on Human Trafficking in Norway; Funding of Terrorist and Paramilitary groups; Trends in Evolution of Gangs; Identifying Trends in Organized Crime. 2018-02-23
2016-2017 Evaluation of the Regional Resilience Assessment Program and the Virtual Risk Analysis Cell Evaluation supports accountability to Parliament and Canadians by helping the Government of Canada to credibly report on the results achieved with resources invested in programs. 2018-02-22
Summary of the 2016-2017 Evaluation of the Regional Resilience Assessment Program (RRAP) and the Virtual Risk Analysis Cell (VRAC) The RRAP and the VRAC were launched under the 2011 Canada-U.S. Beyond The Border Action Plan 2018-02-22
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2016-2017 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Access to Information Act throughout fiscal year 2016-2017 2018-01-19
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2016-2017 Report outlines how Public Safety Canada administered the Privacy Act throughout fiscal year 2016-2017. 2018-01-19
Research Summary - Research Symposium on Cannabis On September 27, 2017, Public Safety Canada hosted a Research Symposium on Cannabis in Ottawa, Ontario. The event brought together researchers from various federal departments, provincial and territorial governments, universities and non-governmental organizations to discuss the current state of cannabis-related research and to identify gaps and future research priorities. 2018-01-12
Research Summary: Review of Evidence-Based Registries Relevant to Crime Prevention This report reviews American evidence-based registries relevant to crime prevention to assist in the development of a Canadian-specific system for rating the level of programs’ effectiveness, as part of efforts to promote an evidence-based crime prevention agenda. 2018-01-10
Developing Canada's National Strategy: Countering Radicalization to Violence The strategy is being developed based on engagement with communities, experts and other stakeholders through face to face meetings and online consultations. 2018-01-10
2017 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada This year's Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada takes a clear-eyed view of the dangers to Canada posed by terrorism, and lays out how our professional security agencies use a full array of tools and powers to keep us safe and respect our rights. 2017-12-21
Static-99R Coding Rules Revised – 2016 This manual comprises the third published version of the coding rules for Static-99R; a risk assessment tool designed to predict reoffending among individuals with sexual offences. 2017-12-19
Internal Audit of Grants and Contributions Transfer payments are one of the Government of Canada's key instrments in meeting its broad policy objectives and priorities. Payments can be administered as either grants, which are unconditional transfers of funds to recipients or as contributions, which are subject to performance conditions specified in a funding agreement. 2017-12-13
2016-2017 Horizontal Evaluation of the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking (NAP-HT) The NAP-HT was a horizontal initiative involving nine federal organizations with the goal of providing a comprehensive federal response to address human trafficking with focus on four pillars: prevention, protection, prosecution and partnership. 2017-12-13
Crime Prevention - Research Highlights 2017-H03-CP - Sports-Based Crime Prevention Programs Supervised sports have been used in many countries as a strategy to address social issues such as youth crime and substance abuse. The following research highlights provides additional information on crime prevention using sports, including summaries of promising programs and initiatives both in Canada and internationally, key results, and lessons learned.” 2017-12-12
Annual Report on the Use of Electronic Surveillance - 2016 Part VI of the Criminal Code sets out the provisions for the law enforcement community to obtain judicial authorization to conduct electronic surveillance of private communications for criminal investigations. 2017-12-11
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended September 30, 2017 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2017-11-29
Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2016-17 As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Department of Public Safety Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. 2017-11-21
Research Summary: Programme de suivi intensif de Montréal – Gangs de rue [Montreal Intensive Supervision Program – Street Gangs] Evaluation of the impact of an intensive supervision program on offending behaviours and criminogenic risks, social integration, and the level of engagement in street gangs among young offenders aged 15 to 25, including a descriptive cost analysis and a cost-effectiveness study. 2017-11-10
Departmental Results Report 2016-17 As Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, I am pleased to present to Parliament, Public Safety Canada's 2016-17 Departmental Results Report. 2017-11-09
Research Summary - An Overview of Resource Allocation Models in a Selection of Large Canadian Police Services An examination of several police staffing models that are being applied across the country. 2017-11-03
Seventh Annual National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction Canada's National Disaster Mitigation Strategy, including links to a general explanation of disaster mitigation and national consultation documents. 2017-10-19
Organized Crime – Research Highlights 2017-H006 The Territorial Expansion of Mafia Style Organized Crime; Intervening in the Recruitment Pathway as a Response to Organized Crime; Policy Effects in Transnational Illicit Markets; Monitoring Online Offenders; A Typology for ‘Polymorphous Criminal Networks’ and Diversification or Co-occurrence. 2017-10-12
Public Consultation on the Records Suspension Program Between November 7 and December 16, 2016, PS conducted an online public consultation regarding a review of legislative reforms made during the last 10 years concerning the Record Suspension Program, as outlined in the CRA. 2017-10-10
What we Heard - Public Consultations on the Record Suspension Program - Final Report The Government of Canada has committed to conduct a review of the legislative changes made to the criminal justice system over the past decade. In support of this commitment, a public online consultation regarding the record suspension (formerly referred to as pardons) program, as outlined in the Criminal Records Act (CRA), was held between November 7 and December 16, 2016, with a total of 1,166 submitted surveys. 2017-10-10
Parole Board of Canada User Fees Consultation – What We Heard Summary Report The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) conducted an online consultation with key stakeholders (i.e., general public, criminal justice system partners, individuals who have a criminal record, record suspension companies, offender advocacy groups, and Indigenous groups) to get their input on its record suspension user fee. 2017-10-10
Parole Board of Canada User Fees – Online Consultation Detailed Report This report provides an overview of the comments, ideas, and suggestions received on the record suspension program. 2017-10-10
Horizontal Evaluation of Canada's Cyber Security Strategy The evaluation assessed the extent to which the horizontal governance structure was effective in overseeing the Strategy's implementation; the extent to which participating departments and agencies implemented the Strategy's funded activities; and the extent to which planned activities contributed to achieving the Strategy's main objectives. 2017-10-10
Summary of the 2016-2017 Evaluation of Canada's Cyber Security Strategy (CCSS) The evaluation assessed the extent to which the horizontal governance structure was effective in overseeing the Strategy's implementation; the extent to which participating departments and agencies implemented the Strategy's funded activities; and the extent to which planned activities contributed to achieving the Strategy's main objectives. 2017-10-10
Witness Protection Program Act - Annual report: 2016-2017 This is the twenty first Annual Report on the Witness Protection Program (WPP) as required by section 16 of the Witness Protection Program Act. 2017-10-05
Crime Prevention - Research Highlights 2017-H02-CP - Community Readiness and Mobilization These research highlights provide guidelines on the concepts of community readiness and mobilization in an effort to strengthen crime prevention efforts in Canada. These pro-active and adaptable models are explained in a practical sense to allow communities to identify and address the criminal, social or public health issues impacting them. 2017-10-02
Crime Prevention - Research Highlights 2017-H01-CP – Youth Mental Health, Mental Illness and Crime The purpose of this report is to examine the Canadian knowledge concerning youth suffering from mental health disorders and their involvement in crime, with particular interest in the age group 12-24, to highlight the important correlations between mental health and some specific crime issues and to identify the knowledge gaps. 2017-09-26
2016-2017 Evaluation of the National Flagging System Program The National Flagging System is a database as well as a network of provincial/territorial coordinators responsible for identifying high-risk offenders for flagging purposes. The evaluation examined the relevance (continued need and alignment with the federal government's roles, responsibilities and priorities) and performance (progress towards achievement of intended outcomes, efficiency and economy) of the National Flagging System over the period of 2012-13 to 2016-17. 2017-09-21
Summary of the 2016-2017 Evaluation of the National Flagging System Program (NFS) The National Flagging System is a database as well as a network of provincial/territorial coordinators responsible for identifying high-risk offenders for flagging purposes. The evaluation examined the relevance (continued need and alignment with the federal government's roles, responsibilities and priorities) and performance (progress towards achievement of intended outcomes, efficiency and economy) of the National Flagging System over the period of 2012-13 to 2016-17. 2017-09-21
2016 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview This document provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release within a context of trends in crime and criminal justice. 2017-09-15
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended June 30, 2017 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2017-08-29
Research Summary - What We Know and Don’t Know About Risk Assessment with Offenders of Indigenous Heritage The purpose of this paper is to discuss the applicability of structured risk assessment scales with Indigenous offenders. This includes a brief overview of risk assessment and possible reasons why we may or may not expect risk scales to perform the same or differently with Indigenous offenders. 2017-08-08
What We Know and Don’t Know About Risk Assessment with Offenders of Indigenous Heritage The purpose of this paper is to discuss the applicability of structured risk assessment scales with Indigenous offenders. This includes a brief overview of risk assessment and possible reasons why we may or may not expect risk scales to perform the same or differently with Indigenous offenders. 2017-08-08
Organized Crime - Research Highlights 2016-H005 Gang Membership Patterns in the Life-Course; Organized Cybercrime and Social Opportunity Structures; Best Practices in Policing Transnational Organized Crime; Lawyers and Organized Crime; Attrition in the Investigation and Confiscation of Profits of Organized Crime. 2017-08-02
Research Summary: Compensation for Public Safety Officers in Canada: A Brief Overview The objective of this project was to: 1) Identify what existing federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal compensation plans pay to PSOs for a) death; b) “permanent disability” and what is meant by “permanent disability”; 2) Identify when death and permanent disability are paid out in the context of: a) on or off-the-job circumstance; and b) eligibility based on job classification. 2017-07-07
Five Country Ministerial 2017: Joint Communiqué We, the Interior Ministers, Immigration Ministers, and Attorneys General of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States met in Ottawa on June 26, 2017, to discuss both national security challenges facing our nations and proactive areas for collaboration. 2017-06-28
Sixth Annual National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction Canada's National Disaster Mitigation Strategy, including links to a general explanation of disaster mitigation and national consultation documents. 2017-06-26
2016 Annual Report On The RCMP's Use Of The Law Enforcement Justification Provisions This report addresses the RCMP's use of specific portions of the law enforcement justification provisions from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, and only includes information the disclosure of which would not compromise or hinder an ongoing investigation of an offence under an Act of Parliament.Note 2017-06-21
Measuring Illicit Cannabis Seizures in Canada The objective of this project is to examine the current methods of measuring the metric of cannabis seizures with particular attention paid to the way seizure information is recorded by law enforcement as well as to discuss the potential improvements to the way we currently measure the metric of cannabis seizures. 2017-06-13
Research Summary - Measuring Illicit Cannabis Seizures in Canada The objective of this project is to examine the current methods of measuring the metric of cannabis seizures with particular attention paid to the way seizure information is recorded by law enforcement as well as to discuss the potential improvements to the way we currently measure the metric of cannabis seizures. 2017-06-13
The Price of Cannabis in Canada The current report provides estimates of: 1) cannabis prices from 2011 to 2015; and 2) the price elasticity of cannabis demand in Canada. 2017-06-13
Research Summary - Price of Cannabis in Canada The current report provides estimates of: 1) cannabis prices from 2011 to 2015; and 2) the price elasticity of cannabis demand in Canada. 2017-06-13
National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking - 2015-16 Annual Report on Progress This is the fourth Annual Report on Progress on the implementation of Canada’s National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking (National Action Plan), which was launched on June 6, 2012. 2017-06-12
Public Safety Canada Audit of Internal Control over Financial Reporting The objective of this audit was to provide reasonable assurance that the monitoring process of key financial processes is appropriate and effective in support of the Department's annual Statement of Management Responsibility Including Internal Controls over Financial Reporting. 2017-06-06
Organized Crime - Research Highlights 2016-H004 Criminal Network Disruption; Using Social Network Analysis to Money Laundering Detection; Challenges Faced in Counter Cybercrime Operations; The Structure of Quebec's Synthetic Drug Market; Understanding the Development of Illegal Enterprises 2017-06-06
Final Report on the Oral Fluid Drug Screening Device Pilot Project As a result of the Government of Canada commitment to legalize and restrict access to cannabis as well as increased concerns over road safety due to drug-impaired driving, Public Safety Canada and the RCMP, in collaboration with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, undertook a pilot project with law enforcement from across Canada to test the use of oral fluid drug screening devices as tools to enhance the enforcement of drug-impaired driving. 2017-06-06
An Emergency Management Framework for Canada - Third Edition In Canada, emergency management adopts an all-hazards approach to address both natural and human-induced hazards and disasters. 2017-05-26
Canada's Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter - Issue 11 This newsletter is being offered by the Serious and Organized Crime Division at Public Safety Canada with content provided by anti-trafficking stakeholders from across Canada. 2017-05-23
National Security Consultations: What We Learned Report The National Security Consultations (the 'Consultations') sought to engage Canadians, stakeholders and subject-matter experts on issues related to national security and the protection of rights and freedoms. 2017-05-19
Review of four cases of civil litigation against the RCMP on Workplace Harassment Report to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness – March 2017 2017-05-03
Research Summary - Youth Gangs in Canada: A Review of Current Topics and Issues Highlighting advances in research on youth gangs and understanding involvement among key populations of interest. 2017-05-03
Youth Gangs in Canada: A Review of Current Topics and Issues This research report provides an overview of advances that have been made in defining youth gangs and their activities, motivations for joining, and risk and protective factors that influence involvement in a gang lifestyle. 2017-05-03
Research Summary: Civilianization of Police in Canada The objectives of this study are to empirically assess and discuss financial benefits and costs in terms of savings achieved (or not achieved); non-economic benefits and/or costs of civilianization in police organizations; and challenges, including those related to crime reduction and prevention and other forms of productivity; organizational cohesion; job satisfaction; labour relations; collective agreements; and morale associated with the civilianization process in various police services. While civilianization may result in limiting budget increases, the overall cost of policing may not be reduced. 2017-04-07
The Civilianization of Police in Canada The objectives of this study are to empirically assess and discuss financial benefits and costs in terms of savings achieved (or not achieved); non-economic benefits and/or costs of civilianization in police organizations; and challenges, including those related to crime reduction and prevention and other forms of productivity; organizational cohesion; job satisfaction; labour relations; collective agreements; and morale associated with the civilianization process in various police services. While civilianization may result in limiting budget increases, the overall cost of policing may not be reduced. 2017-04-07
2016-2017 Evaluation of the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements The Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangement program (DFAA) is a federal transfer payment program that provides financial assistance to a province/territory (PT) for a natural disaster that is declared a provincial/territorial emergency to be of concern to the federal government. 2017-04-04
Summary of the Evaluation of the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements Program The Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangement program (DFAA) is a federal transfer payment program that provides financial assistance to a province/territory (PT) for a natural disaster that is declared a provincial/territorial emergency to be of concern to the federal government. 2017-04-04
Cyber Review Consultations Report The Canadian cyber security environment is evolving. Rapid changes to digital technology have far-reaching security, economic and social impacts. Recognizing that digital technology plays a central role in the everyday lives of Canadians, the Government of Canada wanted to hear the views of Canadians on this issue. 2017-03-17
Organized Crime - Research Highlights 2016-H003 Evaluation of the Impact of the Ceasefire Operation in Boston; Examination of Drug Supply Seizures and Related Harm in Australia; Moral Disengagement and Youth Gangs in the UK; The Impact of Leadership Removal on Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations; Honesty of Gang Members When Asked if They are in a Gang; Debunking the Taxation-Contraband Tobacco Myth 2017-03-15
Public Safety Canada Departmental Plan 2017–18 As Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, it is my responsibility to present to Parliament Public Safety Canada’s 2017-18 Departmental Plan (DP). 2017-03-09
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended December 31, 2016 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2017-03-01
Annual Report of the Minister of Public Safety Concerning Recognizance with Conditions: Arrests without Warrant Subsections 83.31 (3) and (3.1) of the Criminal Code require the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to prepare and present before Parliament an annual report on issues relating to the operation of section 83.3 of the Criminal Code, the recognizance with conditions provision. 2017-02-03
Evaluation Summary of the Atlantic Youth Inclusion Program Developed in 2000 by the Youth Justice Board for tackling youth crime in England and Wales, the neighbourhood-based Youth Inclusion Program (YIP) aims to reduce youth crime and anti-social behaviour by creating a safe place where they can learn new skills, participate in activities with others, and receive educational support. 2017-01-27
2015-2016 Evaluation of the Policy Development Contribution Program - Final Report The Policy Development Contribution Program (PDCP) is a $362,000/year transfer payment program administered by Public Safety Canada. The Program funds three types of projects: communication and information exchange, innovation and research and training and skills development. 2016-12-21
A Renewed Approach to Policing in Indigenous Communities DPRA Canada was contracted by Public Safety Canada (PS) to provide independent facilitation and note-taking services for three regional engagement sessions on developing a renewed approach to policing in Indigenous communities across Canada. The engagement sessions occurred in September of 2016. The perspectives and observations heard during each of the sessions were compiled and recorded by DPRA into the following report. 2016-12-21
Costs of Crime and Criminal Justice Responses This report presents a global, comprehensive literature review on the costs of crime and criminal justice responses for the purpose of examining their comparative burdens to society. 2016-12-21
Research Summary: Costs of Crime and Criminal Justice Responses This report presents a global, comprehensive literature review on the costs of crime and criminal justice responses for the purpose of examining their comparative burdens to society. 2016-12-21
Canada's Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter - Issue 10 This newsletter is being offered by the Serious and Organized Crime Division at Public Safety Canada with content provided by anti-trafficking stakeholders from across Canada. 2016-12-21
Illustrative Case Studies of First Nations Policing Program Models The purpose of this research is to provide an in-depth exploration of the two primary policing models supported by the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP): Community Tripartite Agreements (CTAs) and Self-Administered (SA) agreements. 2016-12-09
Research Summary: Illustrative Case Studies of First Nations Policing Program Models The purpose of this research is to provide an in-depth exploration of the two primary policing models supported by the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP): Community Tripartite Agreements (CTAs) and Self-Administered (SA) agreements. 2016-12-09
Tyler's Troubled Life: The story of one young man's path towards a life of crime This report is a fictional account of a prototypical chronic young offender in Canada. The account does not depict any real persons or events, but is used to illustrate the compounding influence of risk factors on offending, the high costs associated with continued involvement with the criminal justice system, and how such costs can be avoided by investing in evidence-based crime prevention efforts. 2016-12-02
Tyler's Troubled Life - Research Summary This report is a fictional account of a prototypical chronic young offender in Canada. The account does not depict any real persons or events, but is used to illustrate the compounding influence of risk factors on offending, the high costs associated with continued involvement with the criminal justice system, and how such costs can be avoided by investing in evidence-based crime prevention efforts. 2016-12-02
Collaborative Risk-Driven Intervention – A Study of Samson Cree Nation’s Application of the Hub Model In an effort to reduce crime and violence in their community, police and local leaders at Samson Cree Nation in central Alberta have implemented the Hub model of collaborative risk-driven intervention since 2012. 2016-12-02
Audit of the Government Operations Centre The Government Operations Centre (GOC) is part of Public Safety (PS) and an asset of the Government of Canada created in 2004 as part of a restructuring and enhancement of the security and emergency management elements of the federal government. 2016-12-02
Compendium of U.S. - Canada Emergency Management Assistance Mechanisms The Compendium of U.S.-Canada Emergency Management Assistance Mechanisms has been revised. The first edition was published in 2012.  2016-12-01
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended September 30, 2016 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2016-11-29
Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2015-16 As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Department of Public Safety Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. 2016-11-21
Departmental Performance Report 2015-2016 As Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, it is my responsibility to present to Parliament the Departmental Performance Report (DPR) for 2015-16 as prepared by Public Safety Canada. 2016-11-21
Audit of the Business Continuity Planning Program A business continuity planning program is an integrated management process addressing the development and implementation of activities that ensure the continuity and recovery of critical services and operations during security incidents, disruptions and emergencies. 2016-11-18
Measuring the Performance of the Police: The Perspective of the Public Some key police performance metrics must be gathered through public opinion surveys. Little reliable information of this type is currently collected. Improving the validity and frequency of collected data would enhance police performance measurement. 2016-11-18
2015-2016 Evaluation of the Grants Program to National Voluntary Organizations Evaluation supports accountability to Parliament and Canadians by helping the Government of Canada to report on the results achieved with the resources invested in programs. 2016-11-10
Research Summary: Use of Private Security for Policing This study examines the intersections between private security and public policing, with an emphasis on those functions that private security are now performing that have traditionally been performed by the public police, as well as cooperative efforts between public police and private security. 2016-10-17
The Use of Private Security Services for Policing This paper examines the intersections between private security and public policing, with an emphasis on those functions that private security are now performing that have traditionally been performed by the public police, as well as cooperative efforts between public police and private security. 2016-10-17
Witness Protection Program Act - Annual report: 2015-2016 This is the twentieth Annual Report on the Witness Protection Program (WPP) as required by section 16 of the Witness Protection Program Act. 2016-10-06
Annual report on the use of electronic surveillance - 2015 Part VI of the Criminal Code sets out the provisions for the law enforcement community to obtain judicial authorization to conduct electronic surveillance of private communications for criminal investigations. 2016-10-06
Research Summary: Collaborative Risk-Driven Intervention - A Study of Samson Cree Nation's Application of the HUB Model The HUB Model is a promising alternative to status quo criminal-justice approaches in First Nation communities 2016-10-04
2014-2015 Horizontal Evaluation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Division 9/National Security Inadmissibility Initiative This report presents the findings of the Public Safety Canada 2014-2015 Horizontal Evaluation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) Division 9/National Security Inadmissibility Initiative. 2016-10-04
Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime - Haiti Case Study Like all OECD countries, Canada has a policy of deporting immigrants who have committed certain kinds of crime back to their countries of origin. This pattern of circular migration—immigration to Canada followed by deportation—has unique implications for the development of transnational organized crime. 2016-09-29
2015 Beyond the Border Implementation Report At 5,525 miles or 8,891 kilometres, the United States (U.S.) and Canada share the longest border in the world. Our two countries are connected by more than 120 land ports of entry, more than 200,000 annual flights, and the numerous commercial and recreational vessels that cross the maritime border. We enjoy the largest bilateral trade and investment relationship in the world, and every day approximately 400,000 people and U.S. $2 billion in trade travel between the United States and Canada by land, air, and sea. 2016-09-29
Research Summary: Cannabis Policy Performance Metrics The objective of this project is to itemize and discuss the main performance metrics suggested for the assessment of cannabis policy regimes. The intent is to discuss the various performance metrics that currently exist, as well as others that may need to be considered in advance, and upon implementation of, a new cannabis policy regime in Canada. 2016-09-27
Cannabis Performance Metrics for Policy Consideration – What Do We Need to Measure? The objective of this project is to itemize and discuss the main performance metrics suggested for the assessment of cannabis policy regimes. The intent is to discuss the various performance metrics that currently exist, as well as others that may need to be considered in advance, and upon implementation of, a new cannabis policy regime in Canada. 2016-09-27
Ways to Consider Non-Medical Cannabis - Reasoning from Conceptual Analogues The objective of this report was to identify the similarities and differences between psychoactive cannabis and analogous legal substances consumed for their psychoactive properties, and describe the characteristics applied when discussing or fashioning regimes related to the control of these substances in order to identify approaches and considerations for consultation and policy discussion. 2016-09-27
Research Summary: Cannabis Policy Analogues - Ways to Consider Non-Medical Cannabis The objective of this report was to identify the similarities and differences between psychoactive cannabis and analogous legal substances consumed for their psychoactive properties, and describe the characteristics applied when discussing or fashioning regimes related to the control of these substances in order to identify approaches and considerations for consultation and policy discussion. 2016-09-27
Summary of the Atlantic Youth Inclusion Program Evaluation Developed in 2000 by the Youth Justice Board for tackling youth crime in England and Wales, the neighbourhood-based Youth Inclusion Program (YIP) aims to reduce youth crime and anti-social behaviour by creating a safe place where they can learn new skills, participate in activities with others, and receive educational support. 2016-09-16
Research Summary - Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime: Haiti Case Study With respect to Haiti, research suggests that the re-importation into Canada of organized crime groups made up of, or led by, deported Haitian Canadians is unlikely. 2016-09-16
Proportion of Criminal Incidents Associated with Organized Crime The prevalence of criminal organizations, their involvement in illegal activities and the violence stemming from an unregulated market generates a serious concern for law enforcement agencies. 2016-09-16
Research Summary: Scoping Organized Crime The prevalence of criminal organizations, their involvement in illegal activities and the violence stemming from an unregulated market generates a serious concern for law enforcement agencies. 2016-09-16
The Monetary Cost of Criminal Trajectories for an Ontario Sample of Offenders This research report presents findings on the longitudinal costs of criminal offending for a sample of 386 male offenders in Ontario whose offence costs were tabulated for a 15-year period, between the ages of 12 and 26 years. The information contained in the report is useful for cost benefit analysis, which provides information about what types of crime prevention interventions are the most cost-effective. 2016-09-16
The Monetary Cost of Criminal Trajectories for an Ontario Sample of Offenders - Research Summary This research report presents findings on the longitudinal costs of criminal offending for a sample of 386 male offenders in Ontario whose offence costs were tabulated for a 15-year period, between the ages of 12 and 26 years. The information contained in the report is useful for cost benefit analysis, which provides information about what types of crime prevention interventions are the most cost-effective. 2016-09-16
2014-15 Report on the Beyond the Border Action Plan Horizontal Initiative On February 4, 2011, the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States issued Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness 2016-09-09
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended June 30, 2016 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2016-08-29
Police Performance Metrics - Research Brief no. 31 Some key police performance metrics must be gathered through public opinion surveys. Little reliable information of this type is currently collected. Improving the validity and frequency of collected data would enhance police performance measurement. 2016-08-26
2016 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada To help build common understanding, this Report provides an assessment of the threat environment in 2015 and early 2016, drawing upon the knowledge and expertise of all departments and agencies of the Government of Canada. 2016-08-25
2016 National Forum on Human Trafficking - Summary Report The National Forum on Human Trafficking was a two day event co-hosted by Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. 2016-08-19
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2015-2016 Report outlines how Public Safety Canada administered the Privacy Act throughout fiscal year 2015-2016. 2016-08-05
Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2015-2016 Report outlines how Public Safety administered the Access to Information Act throughout fiscal year 2015-2016 2016-08-05
Canada's Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter - Issue 9 This newsletter is being offered by the Serious and Organized Crime Division at Public Safety Canada with content provided by anti-trafficking stakeholders from across Canada. 2016-08-04
2015-2016 Evaluation of the Kanishka Project Research Initiative This evaluation examined the relevance and performance of the Kanishka Project Research Initiative, a $10-million, five-year initiative established in 2011, to address gaps in understanding of terrorism in Canada and the way it manifests itself in Canadian communities. 2016-07-29
Research Summary: Economics of Preclearance This report summarizes the international literature on the economic and social impact of preclearance operations. 2016-07-08
A Discussion of the Economics of Preclearance with Proposed Measurement Methodologies This report has three objectives: summarize the international literature on the economic and social impact of preclearance operations; identify additional benefits of preclearance not well covered in the literature; and propose feasible methodologies to quantitatively measure the benefits to Canada of establishing preclearance processes and facilities in various contexts. 2016-07-08
2015-2016 Evaluation of the Workers Compensation Program This report presents the results of a Public Safety Canada (PS) 2015-2016 evaluation of the WCP. 2016-07-07
Workshop on Human Trafficking Summary Report Public Safety Canada (PS) would like to thank the individuals and organizations for their participation in the two-day Workshop on Human Trafficking and their dedication to the fight against this illegal activity, both in Canada and abroad. 2016-06-24
Final Program Evaluation – Towards No Drug Abuse Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) is an evidence-based program designed to help youth reduce their tobacco, alcohol or drug use, and violent behaviourFootnote 1. TND has been tested in seven experimental field trialsFootnote in the United States. 2016-06-24
Research Summary: Towards No Drug Abuse Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) is an evidence-based program designed to help youth reduce their tobacco, alcohol or drug use, and violent behaviour. 2016-06-24
Fundamentals of Cyber Security for Canada's CI Community This document offers action-oriented guidance and mitigation measures to raise awareness and begin working towards achieving a minimum baseline level of cyber security; however, it is not a definitive guide on all aspects of cyber security. 2016-06-24
What Constitutes a Cognitive-Behavioural Intervention with Offenders? There has been much discussion by corrections professionals concerning what actually constitutes a cognitive-behavioural intervention. As a result, this Research Summary clarifies the essential elements of cognitive-behavioural intervention with offenders. 2016-06-20
A Better Estimation of Police Costs by Offence Types The economics of policing and cost of crime remain important issues in Canada, yet much of it is done at an aggregated, macro-level, disallowing more granular estimates. 2016-06-20
Research Summary: Exploring How to Calculate Police Expenditures by Offence Determining costs-of-service trends is a critical concern for law enforcement agencies. It continues to be a constant challenge in Canadian society to balance the rising cost of police services while law enforcement agencies struggle with budget cuts. 2016-06-20
Improving Police Efficiency – Challenges and Opportunities This report identified inefficiencies in police interactions with the criminal justice system by conducting interviews with police officers, civilian police officials, Crown, and senior justice officials. 2016-06-20
Research Summary: Improving Police Efficiency The police experience inefficiencies when interacting with prosecution, defense and the courts. Most sources of inefficiency are amenable to mutually developed solutions. 2016-06-20
2015 Annual Report On The RCMP's Use Of The Law Enforcement Justification Provisions This report addresses the RCMP's use of specific portions of the law enforcement justification provisions from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, and only includes information the disclosure of which would not compromise or hinder an ongoing investigation of an offence under an Act of Parliament.Note 2016-06-16
2014 Beyond the Border Implementation Report The Implementation Report highlights major Beyond the Border accomplishments in 2014. 2016-05-31
2013 Beyond the Border Implementation Report The Implementation Report highlights major Beyond the Border accomplishments in 2013. 2016-05-31
2012 Beyond the Border Implementation Report The Implementation Report highlights major Beyond the Border accomplishments in 2012. 2016-05-31
Victims of Crime - Staying Informed This booklet is a guide to what victims are entitled to know, how to obtain that information, the role victims can play in providing information that may affect decisions about offenders and other services offered at the federal level. 2016-05-30
Canadian Victim Bill of Rights Act An overview of victims' rights to information, participation, protection and restitution at the various phases of the criminal justice system. 2016-05-30
Public Safety Canada Internal Audit of Performance Measurement Performance measurement is defined as process and systems of selection, development and on-going use of performance measures to guide decision-making. 2016-05-20
Research report: Evaluation Summary of the Life Skills Training Program This research report provides evaluation results for the Life Skills Training (LST) program implemented in Edmonton, Alberta. 2016-05-20
Research Summary: Life Skills Training Program Botvin Life Skills Training (LST) is a school-based prevention program that targets the early drug and alcohol use of adolescents. 2016-05-20
Lifecycle of First Nation Administered Police Services in Canada Canada's First Nations Administered (FNA) police services have a unique history, a distinctive mandate and structure, and play a complex role in policing First Nation communities. 2016-05-20
Lifecycle of First Nation Administered Police Services in Canada The inception of the First Nations Policing Program in 1992 led to the creation of 58 new First Nation Administered (FNA) police services: 20 of these agencies have subsequently disbanded. 2016-05-20
Evaluation of the First Nations Policing Program 2014-15 The evaluation assessed the relevance and performance of the First Nations Policing Program. 2016-05-20
Research Summary: Crime Prevention in Canada: Implementation Challenges and Strategies to Overcome Them This report presents the results of an external contract on the analysis of implementation data from crime prevention projects funded by Public Safety Canada’s National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS). 2016-04-21
Crime Prevention in Canada: Implementation Challenges and Strategies to Overcome Them This report presents the results of an analysis of implementation data from seventy-one crime prevention projects funded by Public Safety Canada’s National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS). 2016-04-21
2015 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview This document provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release within a context of trends in crime and criminal justice. 2016-04-21
Amalgamation of Police Services Police amalgamation (also referred to as regionalization, consolidation, or merger) has been a focus for administrators of police service delivery since the early 1950s. 2016-04-21
Amalgamation of Police Services Research Summary The amalgamation of small police services into larger medium-sized regional entities may have efficiency advantages, but there are limited or no cost savings in amalgamating medium to larger police services. 2016-04-21
2015 Summit on the Economics of Policing and Community Safety This report records the proceedings and outcomes of the Summit on the Economics of Policing and Community Safety: Innovation and Partnerships, which took place on March 2-4, 2015, in Ottawa, Canada. 2016-04-18
Research Summary: Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime: Honduras Canadian immigration policy requires that non-citizens who have committed serious crimes be removed from Canada and returned to their country of origin. 2016-04-18
Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime: Honduras Case Study This research report examines the impact of criminal deportation to Honduras on public safety in Canada. 2016-04-18
Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime: Jamaica The report reviews the impact of forced deportations, criminal and otherwise, on public security and organized crime in Canada and Jamaica, with a focus on transnational connections between deportees, organized crime and Canada. 2016-04-18
Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime Jamaica Case Study This report reviews the impact of forced deportations, criminal and otherwise, on public security and organized crime in Canada and Jamaica, with a focus on transnational connections between deportees, organized crime and Canada. 2016-04-18
Economic Impact of Border Fees in Three Target Sectors in Canada and the United States of America Under the Beyond the Border Action Plan, Public Safety Canada commissioned a third party to conduct an economic impact assessment of border fees in Canada and the U.S. The border fees analyzed in this study are those included in the published inventories of fees and charges on the movement of goods across border. 2016-04-06
National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking - 2014-15 Annual Report on Progress Third Annual Report on Progress on the implementation of Canada's National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking (National Action Plan), which was launched on June 6, 2012. 2016-03-24
Annual Report of the Minister of Public Safety Concerning Recognizance with Conditions: Arrests without Warrant This document constitutes the annual report of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. It covers a period of renewed operation of section 83.3 from July 15, 2014 to July 14, 2015, during which this measure was part of the Criminal Code. 2016-03-16
Canada's Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter - Issue 8 This newsletter is being offered up to four times yearly by the Serious and Organized Crime Division at Public Safety Canada with content provided by anti-trafficking stakeholders from across Canada. 2016-03-11
Report on Plans and Priorities 2016-17 The 2016-17 Public Safety Report on Plans and Priorities. 2016-03-07
Public Safety Canada Quarterly Financial Report For the quarter ended December 31, 2015 This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. 2016-02-29
Ministerial Roundtable on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Public Safety Officers Public Safety Canada hosted a Ministerial Roundtable on January 29, 2016 at the University of Regina on the impacts of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on public safety officers. The roundtable brought together over 50 members of academia, not-for-profit organizations, union representatives and tri-service leadership (fire, police and paramedic), operational public safety officers, and all three levels of government t