Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada ensures coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians.

Public Safety Canada works with five agencies and three review bodies, united in a single portfolio and all reporting to the same minister. We also work with other levels of government, first responders, community groups, the private sector and other nations.



Firearms Legislation to Make Communities Safer

Strengthening Canada's gun laws in a common-sense, focused and effective way.

Our Security, Our Rights

Enhancing our collective security and protecting our rights and freedoms.

Services and information

Border strategies

Learn about a variety of border issues such as customs, immigration, refugees and citizenship, and cross-border law enforcement.


Learn about how the correctional system assists offenders with their rehabilitation and safe reintegration into the community through the safe and humane custody and supervision of offenders.


Learn about how we reduce crime focusing on areas such as child abuse and exploitation, contraband tobacco, illicit drugs, economic and financial crime, human trafficking, organized crime and technological crime.

Cyber security

Learn about the potential risks of your online activities and how you can stay safe when you are connected.

Emergency Management

Learn about how you can protect yourself from emergencies and disasters related to all kinds of natural, human-induced and technological hazards.

National security

Learn about how we protect Canadians and their communities, businesses and interests through work in counter-terrorism, critical infrastructure, cyber security and transportation security.


Learn about our law enforcement and policing activities in areas such as aboriginal policing, investigative services, cold cases, forensics, international policing.

Victims of crime

Information and assistance for victims of crime.

What we are doing

Corporate information

Minister Goodale

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Minister Blair

The Honourable Bill Blair

Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction

Management Brown

Malcolm Brown

Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada

Management Rigby

Vincent Rigby

Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada


Don't Drive High

Drug-impaired driving awareness campaign.

Get Cyber Safe

Internet security and the simple steps that you can take to protect yourself online.

Get Prepared

Know the Risks, Make a Plan, Get a kit

Information and resources to help you and your family better prepare for possible disasters.

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