We are excited to share the details of the second Knowledge for Prevention (K4P) annual symposium to be held virtually from September 28 till October 2, 2020.

This year’s symposium will focus on themes critical to the K4P project, including women, peace and security, early warning and its connections to preventing the recruitment of children as soldiers, and how all of these matters collectively contribute to a grander children, peace and security agenda.


Vancouver Principles

At the Vancouver Principles International Review Workshop, we worked with the government of Canada and over 75 experts from across the world to refine the guidance that will help transform political commitments into concrete action to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers.

To learn more about the workshop, please click on this video.

New Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security established

On June 25, 2019, at the Canadian Forces College (CFC) in Toronto, the Department of National Defence (DND) announced the establishment of the Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security, with the core mandate to develop concepts, support relevant research, sponsor doctrinal changes, and capture lessons learned and best practices in support of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) training, and education, and related personnel readiness enablers in relevant peace and security topic areas.

The centre of excellence (COE)’s initial focus area will be on how the CAF can implement the Vancouver Principles on Peacekeeping, and the Prevention of the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers.