Upcoming Events

WIIS-Canada hosts exclusive networking sessions, panel discussions, and conferences for WIIS-Canada members throughout the year. We are also happy to promote members’ initiatives related to international security. Have a panel discussion, conference or any other event taking place in your region or with your WIIS-Canada chapter? Email contact@wiiscanada.org.


International Security in 2018: Canadian Responses to Contemporary Challenges

We would like to invite you to attend the joint conference organized by the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) and Women in International Security Canada (WIIS-Canada). The theme of the conference is International Security in 2018: Canadian Responses to Contemporary Challenges. The event will take place at the Institute’s facilities at 426 University Avenue, Toronto .The conference focuses on contemporary challenges that are arising in global security in the twenty-first century and discusses how Canada will need to address them. It will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including new technologies and its impacts on national security, gendered environment and sexualized violence in the Canadian security sector, and Canada’s feminist foreign and security policy.

Date: April 24, 2018 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Registration details: Students 45$  Professionals 100$ Includes a supper reception

To register visit: For reservations contact Susan Cook susan.cook@rcmi.org at 416-597-0286 ext:111

For further information, please visit www.rcmi.org or www.wiiscanada.org

Special guest: Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Director General, Canadian Armed Forces Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct


1300-1315     Opening remarks – Presidents of WIIS Canada and the RCMI

1315-1430     New Technologies and National Security

1430-1545     Gendered Environment and Sexualized Violence in the Canadian Security Sector

1545-1615     Health break

1615-1730     Feminist Foreign Policy and Security

1730-1815     Networking break

1815-1915     Buffet-style dinner

1915-1945     Conversation with Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett

WIIS-Canada's 11th Annual Workshop

“Gender & Security, from the Bottom-Up”
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, May 2 – 4, 2018

Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada is proud to announce its 11th Annual Workshop, to be held at the University of Alberta from May 2 – 4, 2018. WIIS-Canada is an organisation that aims to advance women’s leadership and scholarship at all stages of their career in international defence and security. It engages members of academia, government, military, private, and non-profit sectors in that endeavour.

The 11th Annual Workshop is entitled Gender & Security, from the Bottom-up. In global politics, security is a strategic concern involving power politics between macro-players, such as nation-states and militaries. Yet, (in)security is experienced by individuals, and groups, in local spaces, and intersects with various identity markers such as gender, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, sexuality, and class. Thus, the theme asks participants to think about the ways (in)security is, and can be, shaped in the every-day with a particular focus on gender and intersecting identities.


For more information on the Annual Workshop 2018, click here.

WIIS-Canada Annual General Meeting

When:November 24, 2017

*You must be a registered member with WIIS-Canada to participate in the AGM. To register for your annual membership, go to Join the Network


16 Days 2017