The SSR Resource Centre is managed by the Centre for Security Governance (CSG) - a non-profit, non-partisan think tank and registered charity based in Kitchener, Ontario. Founded in 2013, the CSG is dedicated to the study of security transitions in fragile, failed, and conflict-affected states. The Centre works to advance new ideas and approaches to security and justice reform, broaden the debate over security governance among academics, practitioners, and the public at large, and enhance the effectiveness of donor security assistance in fragile, failed and conflict-affected states. In so doing, the CSG aims to promote peace and stability in some of the world’s most unstable and impoverished regions.
To fulfill these objectives, the Centre pursues a vigorous publications program and public outreach effort, including papers and briefs, blog posts, eSeminars, as well as the SSR Resource Centre itself. Importantly, this research output is posted on our websites and freely accessible to both academics, policy-makers, and interested members of the public.
The CSG receives no core general support from government. Unlike other Canadian-based organizations, the Centre is also not a membership-based organization that can rely on annual membership fees to support its activities. Instead, we are proactive in securing project grant support from foundations and international organizations to fund key research, events, and publications. As a new organization, we have been able to achieve an active research and output program and do so with minimal overhead. But we also need the type of stable financial support that would allow us to undertake more long-term planning.
Without core government funding or membership fees, the CSG needs donor support from people like you to sustain our operations in the long-term. Donor support will allow us to continue making a valuable contribution in advancing security and justice reform best practices, facilitating public discussions on security governance, and otherwise helping to improve the security situation in these countries. It also means we would be able to continue making our publications, eSeminars, and other research outputs freely accessible online.
Donors will be recognized by name in our annual report, unless they wish to be identified as anonymous. As a registered charity, the Centre can offer donors a receipt for a Canadian tax credit for any donations received. These income tax receipts are administered by CanadaHelps, a registered charity that deducts 3.9 percent from each donation.