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    Counter Terrorism and National Security Committee


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    Mandate:

    To harmonize the work of Canadian law enforcement community in identifying, preventing, deterring, and responding to criminal activities related to terrorism and national security threats.

    Strategic priorities/objectives:

    1. Promote collaboration and integration among law enforcement agencies and with appropriate public/private security and intelligence partners.
    2. Improve ability to operate in a cooperative and integrated manner.
    3. Develop processes and facilitate strong communication at all levels.
    4. Pursue legislative reforms.
    5. Promote education and training in matters of counter-terrorism and National Security.

    Strategic priorities/objectives:

    1. Promote collaboration and integration among law enforcement agencies and with appropriate public/private security and intelligence partners
    2. Improve ability to operate in a cooperative and integrated manner
    3. Develop processes and facilitate strong communication at all levels
    4. Recommend legislative reforms
    5. Promote education and training in matters of counter-terrorism and national security.

    Significant Accomplishments 2015/2016:

    • Introduced the Provincial/Territorial Counter Terrorism Guide to support counter-terrorism efforts in developing counter-terrorism strategies at the regional, provincial and territorial level.
    • The co-chairs met with police chiefs across Canada to develop integrated structures to respond to a terrorist event in each province and territory.
    • A Countering Violent Extremism Sub-Committee was established to build training materials, identify research gaps, and develop an evaluation tool to test the effectiveness of the approach.
    • The Committee is working with the Victims of Crime Committee to determine procedures for victim assistance. This will be an ongoing effort.
    • Hosted a second Forum, attended by 180 persons, focusing on national security threats, lessons learned from managing terrorism incidents, and community approaches to the prevention of radicalization. 
    • Assisted the Canadian Leadership in Counter-Terrorism (LinCT) Program Manager by assessing and selecting candidates and approving action paper topics for the 2016 program.
    • Continue to work with the RCMP, CSIS and ITAC to stay abreast of the current threat environment.

    Initiatives Planned 2016/2017:

    • Host another national and international Forum in November, 2016.
    • Work with CACP Victims of Crime Committee to ensure victim needs/issues are effectively coordinated.
    • Organize a Countering Violent Extremism conference.
    • Update and redistribute the Provincial/Territorial Counter Terrorism Guide.
    • Continue to support Provinces and Territories on integrated response structures.


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