Government of Canada Documents

Text of original C-NAP – Canada’s Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security

In 2010 the Canadian government unveiled Canada’s first National Action Plan (C-NAP) to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Learn more about what C-NAP aimed to achieve, who was responsible for its implementation and what was outlined to be used for data collection and analysis.

2011- 2012 Annual Report – no longer online

2012 – 2013 Annual Report

This document reports on the implementation of C-NAP by the four partner government agencies responsible for the progress of the Action Plan. It provides insight on initiatives taken by them to make progress on C-NAP’s aim.

2013-2014 Annual Report

The second annual report documents the implementation of C-NAP led by the Peace Operations and Fragile States Policy Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD) for 2013-2014. In addition to providing information on how the whole-of-government approach has made progress on C-NAP it also acknowledges challenges experienced by some of the stakeholders implementing the plan. Changes on who implements the plan are also noted. Learn more about these and other developments and how they impact the progress of C-NAP.

2014-2015 Annual Report

Released the same year as the Global Study on the Implementation of UN Security Resolution Council Resolution 1325, this document is the fourth annual report on the Government of Canada’s (GoC) implementation of C-NAP. Fifteen years after UNSCR 1325 was passed and five years since C-NAP was adopted, the report continues to cite what the GoC is doing to fulfill what is outlined in UNSCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions on WPS.

2015-2016 Annual Report

Released in June 2017.

Mid-term Review by Inclusive Security

C-NAP called for a mid-term review of its implementation. Inclusive Security was contracted to conduct this review by DFATD. The review highlights progress and gaps. It also provides a list of 6 recommendations.


An Opportunity for Global Leadership: Canada and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Report and Government Response from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (includes submitted briefs and transcripts of witnesses) (October 2016)

A Weapon of War: Rape and Sexual Violence against Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Canada’s Role in Taking Action and Ending Impunity by the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (May 2014)

2010 Women, Peace and Security: Canada Moves Forward to Increase Women’s Engagement Report by the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights