While Canada has provided key leadership and significant military contributions to global peace operations for a half-century, it has only deployed very low levels of personnel in UN peacekeeping over the past ten years. This study indicates that Canada is currently far behind other nations in its readiness to support the United Nations and train for modern peacekeeping—and finds that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) now provides less than a quarter of the peacekeeping training activities that it did a decade ago. The study recommends the reinstatement and updating of the many training programmes and exercises that have been cut, as well as the introduction of new training activities to reflect the increasing complexity of modern peace operations.
Unprepared for Peace?
The Decline of Canadian Peacekeeping Training (and What to Do About It)
February 2, 2016