The Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP) at Queen's University was established in 1975 with a mandate to conduct research in matters of national and international security and other aspects of international relations. It supports teaching in the field of security and defence and, through its publications and activities of its members, contributes to public debate on Canadian foreign and defence policy, and on issues of international peace and security.
CIDP and its associated Centres of Excellence across Canada provide a set of links between academe, government and the public. Through research, publications, teaching, conferences and consultation they help form a distinctive Canadian view of the world, and of Canada's role, and they facilitate the national conversation about how best to pursue our interests and values.
The Canadian Army Command and Staff College (CACSC) , formerly the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College, is a school for officers of the Canadian Forces, specializing in staff and army operations courses. Located at Fort Frontenac, in Kingston, Ontario, the college is also the army's formation operations centre of excellence and is responsible for preparing headquarters for domestic and international deployments.
The Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC) is a formation of the Canadian Army headquartered at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston, Ontario. The 3,900-strong formation HQ is responsible for the supervision, integration and delivery of land operations training and doctrine development, including simulation and digitization. The vision of CADTC is to become a unified, efficient, innovative, agile, sustainable training system that produces soldiers and leaders who are universally ready for full spectrum operations. It will also be an institution renowned throughout the CF and DND and among our close allies and other government departments (OGDs) for its ability to optimize land operations training design and delivery, based on pertinent land warfare doctrine. The mission of CADTC is to direct land warfare intellectual development and land operations training for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
The Strategic Studies Institute is the U.S. Army's institute for geostrategic and national security research and analysis. The Strategic Studies Institute conducts strategic research and analysis to support the U.S. Army War College curricula, provides direct analysis for Army and Department of Defense leadership, and serves as a bridge to the wider strategic community.
The Strategic Studies Institute is composed of civilian research professors, uniformed military officers, and a professional support staff. All have extensive credentials and experience. SSI is divided into three components: the Strategic Research and Analysis Department focuses on global, transregional, and functional issues, particularly those dealing with Army transformation; the Regional Strategy and Planning Department focuses on regional strategic issues; and the Academic Engagement Program creates and sustains partnerships with the global strategic community. In addition to its organic resources, SSI has a web of partnerships with strategic analysts around the world, including the foremost thinkers in the field of security and military strategy.
The Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) was created in 2002 to act as the institutional champion of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) professional development. In this capacity, CDA has played a leadership role in the design and development of a vigorous professional development programme to better prepare our officers and non-commissioned members (NCM) for the evolving complexity and ambiguity of our security environment into the future.
The Royal Military College of Canada was established by an act of the Canadian Parliament in 1874 "for the purpose of providing a complete education in all branches of military tactics, fortification, engineering, and general scientific knowledge in subjects connected with and necessary to thorough knowledge of the military profession," and opened its doors to the first class of cadets on 1 June 1876. RMC now offers a wide variety of programmes in these three areas, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels offered both on site through traditional studies and by distance learning. The graduates of RMC have established a reputation of service and achievement throughout the world out of all proportion to their numbers. From the North West Campaign of 1885, through the South African War, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, the Persian Gulf, to the latest peacekeeping operations the graduates of RMC have distinguished themselves in all aspects of Canadian military service and civilian professions .