G7 Rapid Response Mechanism

Backgrounder

Announced at the G7 Charlevoix Summit in June 2018, the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) is an initiative to strengthen coordination across the G7 in identifying, preventing and responding to threats to G7 democracies.

The Government of Canada, as part of its role as G7 president in 2018, is leading on the commitments made by G7 leaders to protect democracy, by playing a coordination and leadership function for the broader G7 RRM network.

Housed within Global Affairs Canada, the G7 RRM Coordination Unit will act as a focal point for Canada and all of its G7 partners. The Coordination Unit will be tasked with sharing information and threat analysis — and identifying opportunities for coordinated responses when attacks occur.

The Coordination Unit will produce analysis and reports on threat patterns and trends. The information shared across the G7 will be used to develop a better understanding of the evolving threat environment. This will help us better position ourselves to anticipate, identify and respond to threats across the G7.

The RRM Coordination Unit will also play an essential role in leveraging structures across the Government of Canada by working closely with the Communications Security Establishment, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Democratic Institutions Secretariat and other relevant Government of Canada departments, to ensure that information, insights and lessons learned from international partners on potential threats are efficiently shared and can be used to benefit Canada.


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