Defence Engagement Program

The aim of the Defence Engagement Program ( DEP ) is to help the Defence Team respond to the myriad of security challenges facing Canada by supporting projects that affect not only the Department, but also its Whole-of-Government partners. To that end, the DEP helps the Department access external expertise that informs, confirms, and challenges the Defence Team's policy thinking.

The DEP promotes a multidisciplinary approach to security and defence issues by offering support to the Department's partners in academia, non-governmental organizations, think-tanks, and the private sector. The DEP provides Targeted Engagement Grants for individuals and institutions to undertake academic activities, conferences, publications, or other initiatives that are directly relevant to the Department's engagement priorities.

The Targeted Engagement Grant Program provides non-recurring financial support, up to a maximum of $50,000, to projects such as conferences, roundtables, workshops and publications that are aligned with the Defence Team Engagement Priorities.

For the latest information on the Targeted Engagement Grant Program, please click here.

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