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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

The Evolving Threat of Terrorism: A Shifting Security Landscape in Europe

April 14, 2016

Cyber Security, Trust, and Health Care

April 12, 2016

Rail Safety: The Transportation of Dangerous Goods

March 10, 2016


Upcoming Events

Security Workshop

May 10, 2016 at The Justice Institute of British Columbia, New Westminster, BC
The rapidly evolving security landscape continues to challenge us all and there is need to keep up with the latest trends and insights if we want to be able to secure our organizations effectively against a range of threats. On May 10, 2016 The Conference Board of Canada will be running a one day Security workshop in New Westminster, BC to share some of the latest thinking on a range of key security issues. The workshop will bring together leading speakers on the topics of emerging security trends, terrorism, insider threats, open source intelligence and active shooters and will be chaired by Dr Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight, at the Conference Board of Canada. 

For more information about this event, please click on the agenda link below.

Available Now

Cyber Threats Need Coordination: How Cyber Security Can Only Be Addressed Comprehensively

When even the White House can be hacked, it isn’t a big stretch for corporate leaders and directors to start to question how secure your company’s IT infrastructure and data are. This threat is an opportunity for corporate security executives to demonstrate their worth to the corporation and to actively engage other senior executives to ensure that everyone is onside with the cyber threat management plan.

This webinar is given by Tony Power, Senior Director of Corporate Security at Emera Inc. Tony is chair of Emera's Business Continuity Steering Committee and a member of Emera’s IT Strategy Committee and Intranet Council. Externally, Tony is active on the Conference Board of Canada’s Advisor Committee for the Council of Security Executives. Prior to joining Emera, Tony spent 13 years at Bell Aliant in various roles including Company Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer.


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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
613-526-3280x362
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Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight
613-526-3090x235
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Ruben Vroegop
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safety
613-526-3090x265
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Micah Clark
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safety
613-526-3090x297
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