Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) (CNAP) 2017-2022 established an ‘Action Plan Advisory Group.’ According to the CNAP:
The Group will comprise civil society experts and government officials and will be co-chaired by a Peace & Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) official and a representative of civil society through the Women, Peace and Security Network-
Canada (WPSN-C). The Group will meet regularly throughout the Action Plan’s life cycle to exchange experiences and best practices, discuss challenges and develop innovative solutions related to the implementation of the Action Plan. The Group will also engage with staff from Canadian embassies abroad and women’s groups’ leaders to learn from experiences from the field. The Group will improve progress monitoring by means of a continuous dialogue between civil society experts and government officials who are responsible for implementing the Action Plan. WPS Champions will attend meetings as defined in the Group’s terms of reference.
The Advisory Group at least annually since 2018, with the recent goal of two ‘regular’ meetings to address CNAP progress generally and two ‘special’ meetings on specific themes. Ideally, the fall regular meeting reviews progress as set out in the annual progress report which is to be tabled in Parliament each September. The progress report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 was delayed and released in June 2021.