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National Security and Public Safety

National Security and Public Safety is a knowledge area within the Public Policy division of the Conference Board of Canada.

As our environment becomes more globalized and interconnected, individuals, organizations, and nation states are becoming more vulnerable. Dynamic risks and challenges place unprecedented demands on organizational decision-making and public policies affecting Canada, its businesses, and its citizens.

The Conference Board’s security–related networks are ideally suited to help you tackle these challenges and help you address them within the context of your organization.

Executive Networks allow you to engage with peers and stakeholders and to participate in facilitated closed-door discussions. It is here that you will network and exchange ideas with the country’s most senior security, and resilience executives. You will also benefit from the Conference Board’s unparalleled access to a broad range of expert speakers.

The Conference Board of Canada offers a wide range of Research services with access to in-depth studies and independent reports on hot-topics. It also offers custom research/services from small, short-term research projects to large-scale research investigations.

Security and Safety Blog

Is Cybersecurity People-phobic or People-centric?

November 27, 2015

The Global Reach of Terrorism: Reflections on the Attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad

November 18, 2015

Climate Change, Security, and Defence: Why These Matter to Canadians

November 09, 2015

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Upcoming Activities


Conference:  Cyber Security: The Human Factor 

February 10–11, 2016 in Ottawa, ON

Find out from experts and peers how they are defending their organizations from attacks. Learn about the latest approaches you can use to identify and stop threats as well as the best people practices that address the human side of this issue.

  • Members of our executive networks receive a discount, to take advantage of this send us an e-mail.

Strategic Foresight Training Workshop

March 2–3, 2016 

The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, ON

On March 2–3, 2016 The Conference Board of Canada will be offering a two-day Strategic Foresight Training workshop in Ottawa. Dr. Peter Bishop, former director of the Master’s degree in Foresight at the University of Houston will be leading the workshop which is based on the Certificate in Strategic Foresight that the University offers. 

The Facilitator: Dr. Bishop is a distinguished foresight professional with extensive experience in teaching and consulting in the field. He has run a number of versions of this program for several sections of the US Defence Intelligence Agency as well as Health Canada and Policy Horizons Canada. Together with Dr. Andy Hines, Dr. Bishop recently published a textbook on the field, Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education.

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Contact Us

For more information on how you can participate in one of our security-related initiatives, or to request a guest invitation to a network meeting, contact:

Deborah Fleck
Senior Manager, Executive Networks

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight

Ruben Vroegop
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safety

Micah Clark
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safey