A word from the team
Personnel are at the core of all defence and security activities.
Recruitment, retention, support, and well-being of Canada’s military members is critical, as is ensuring that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) align with Canadian values of fair treatment, respect, and diversity.
Over the next seven years, we plan to examine core topics related to military personnel by engaging with a broad range of stakeholders across academia, government, the military, think tanks and civil society.
We will also organize a variety of events, including research workshops and mentoring activities.
This theme focuses on critical topics related to military personnel in the Canadian Armed Forces. Core topics will include recruitment and retention, military organizational culture and workforce diversity, personnel management and support of military members and their families, and key considerations related to the Total Defence Workforce, including integration of regular forces, reservists, and defence civilians
Irina Goldenberg: Co-Director of CDSN-RCDS & Acting Director Research Operational and Organizational Dynamics (DROOD) in the Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA) in the Department of National Defence. Her research focuses on recruitment and retention in the armed forces and military-civilian personnel collaboration in defence organizations.
Stéfanie von Hlatky: Co-Director of CDSN-RCDS & Associate Professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, military personnel, multinational interventions, and defence policy.
Stay tuned for details on our workshop:
Diversity Considerations for Recruitment and Retention
Key considerations related to the Total Defence Workforce, including integration of regular forces, reservists, and defence civilians
Recruitment and retention, including emphasis on underrepresented groups
Military organizational cultures and directions for personnel management