Third CSSP Call for Proposals – July 2015

Projects Funded Through the Third CSSP Call for Proposals

  1. Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs will lead a project to implement a National Fire Information Database as a technology pilot to improve evidence-based decision- making, enhance fire operations, enable effective policy creation at all levels of government, and increase the quality of research and trend analysis related to fire incidents in all parts of Canada. Partners: Council of Canadian Fire Marshals & Fire Commissioners; Rhapsody Strategies Inc.; and Wilfrid Laurier University.
  2. Natural Resources Canada will lead a project to develop models that will enable Canada to better predict the occurrence and duration of severe large wildfires in order to enhance our ability to anticipate and prepare for large wildfires, inform national preparedness planning, improve mutual aid decision- making, and ultimately improve Canada’s resilience to wildfires. Partners: Canadian Standards Association Group; Royal Military College of Canada; and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  3. Alberta’s Health Services Emergency Medical Services will lead a Community Paramedic study to compare the results of blood testing devices used in the community setting to standard laboratory practices. The findings will assist Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services and other paramedic leaders in making evidence-based decisions to ensure effective and efficient programs, with the goal of optimizing community safety. Partners: Calgary Laboratory Services; and University of Calgary.
  4. The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories will lead a project to enhance knowledge and develop strategies to improve recruiting, sustaining and retaining volunteers, particularly volunteer firefighters. Partners: Social Research and Demonstration Corporation.
  5. The County of Frontenac and Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) will lead a research effort to enhance our understanding of health and wellness indicators for paramedics across Canada to help inform operational and staffing decisions. Partners: Paramedic Chiefs of Canada; Paramedic Association of Canada; and Wilfrid Laurier University
  6. The City of Kingston will lead a pilot project that will enhance interoperability and data sharing for municipal police, fire and paramedic services in and around Brockville, Kingston and Belleville, Ontario by creating a centralized, interconnected computer-aided-dispatch hub for all partners. Partners: Addington Highlands Fire Department; Belleville Fire Department; Belleville Police Service; Brockville Fire Department; Brockville Police Service; Central Frontenac Township Fire Department; County of Frontenac; Gananoque Police Service; Greater Napanee Fire Service; Leeds and Thousand Islands Fire Service; Loyalist Township Emergency Services; North Frontenac Fire Department; South Frontenac Fire & Rescue; and Stone Mills Fire Department.
  7. The Canadian Space Agency and the ADGA Group will lead a project, which will leverage the Government of Canada’s significant and on-going investment in the space Earth Observation sector to develop a prototype of a real-time web-accessible flood prediction and monitoring system for Canada. Partners: NASA and Natural Resources Canada.
  8. Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association will lead a project to identify measures that can be taken to assist in strengthening the resilience of Canada’s water sector. Partner: Dalhousie University.
  9. The Public Health Agency of Canada will lead the development of comprehensive models to analyze antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which will establish a common understanding of AMR across multiple disciplines and agencies, and help frame discussions about potential interventions and policies to address the issue of AMR in Canada. Partners: Canadian Food Inspection Agency; Ontario Veterinary College; University of Guelph; Western College of Veterinary Medicine; University of Saskatchewan; and the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo.
  10. The Public Health Agency of Canada will lead a project focused on expanding the Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence platform to enable its use on mobile technologies and incorporate new investigative and collaborative tools to foster improved communications, support investigations, and generate intelligence related to human, animal and environmental health. Partners: Canadian Food Inspection Agency; Health Canada; and Sunnybrook Research Institute.
  11. The Government of Saskatchewan (Regina, Saskatchewan) will lead an effort to document stakeholders’ wireless data application requirements to deliver interoperable services on a public safety broadband network. Partners: Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance; Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group; Saskatchewan Interoperability Interest Group; University of Regina, Bridging Research and Interoperability Centre.
  12. Natural Resources Canada and Linchpin Labs Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario) will lead the development of a system, which will be deployed at the National Energy Infrastructure Test Centre (NEITC) to enhance cyber training for engineers and IT security professionals of the Energy and Utilities Sector. This training will assist the industrial control sector in becoming more resilient, robust and capable to defend against cyber-attacks.
  13. The National Research Council and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Systems Ltd. will lead a project that will contribute to increase awareness in the Canadian Arctic, including improvements to Canada’s ability to detect and track small ships, predict routes and destinations, and identify suspicious vessels, oil spills and illegal oil dumps. Partners: Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Coast Guard; Environment Canada; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and Transport Canada.
  14. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Surrey, British Columbia) and Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario) will lead a study that will evaluate challenges and barriers faced by young adults who may be at risk of violence and radicalization, and develop community informed strategies to strengthen their resilience. Partners: University of Alberta.
  15. Public Safety Canada (Ottawa, Ontario) will lead an effort to improve our understanding of the mechanisms that can lead some Canadians to adopt radical views. This will assist the Government of Canada in managing threats and preventing violent extremism.
  16. The Canada Border Services Agency (Ottawa, Ontario) will lead a project to assist managers and frontline personnel to visualize and analyze complex data to better understand and optimize the flow of low-risk goods and travelers. Partners: Uncharted Software Inc.; and Transport Canada.
  17. The National Research Council (Ottawa, Ontario) will lead a project to implement state-of-the-art imaging technology that can assist public safety and security officials in remotely detecting and visualizing illicit radiological and nuclear materials, as well as contribute to accelerating secure cargo screening in a cost-effective manner. Partners: Canadian Armed Forces; Canada Border Services Agency; Defence Research and Development Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and Radiation Solutions Inc.
  18. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will lead a project, along with the collaboration of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and WorldReach Software Corporation, to demonstrate how Smartphone technologies, in conjunction with ePassports, can enhance the safety and security of Canadians through early screening of travelers to Canada, while preserving and protecting traveller privacy. Partners: Ryerson University; and University of Ottawa.
  19. The City of Vancouver (British Columbia) and the International Data Corporation (Canada) Limited will lead a study to analyze the use of Cloud-based computing and centralized data storage in law enforcement. The case studies will explore promising approaches and assist Canadian law enforcement in adopting effective data management technologies and shared resources. Partner: Birch Forest Projects Inc.; and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’s Information and Communications Technology Committee.
  20. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Ottawa, Ontario) will modernize the Suspicious Incident Reporting pilot system, which will enable information sharing at the national and North American level. Partners: Critical Infrastructure (CI) stakeholders from the 10 CI sectors designated by Public Safety Canada.
  21. Defence Research and Development Canada (Suffield, Alberta) will lead an effort to review the legal implications surrounding intentional or accidental intrusions into restricted airspace by small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the state of development of UAS and counter-UAS technologies in order to assist law enforcement in developing solutions against these intrusions. Partners: Meggitt Training Systems Canada Inc.; and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  22. Defence Research and Development Canada (Suffield, Alberta) and Quanser Consulting Inc. (Markham, Ontario) will lead a project to further enhance the capabilities of an existing telerobotics system, which enables explosives technicians to dismantle Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from a safe distance. Partners: Department of National of Defence; and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  23. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Mercur IT Solutions, Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario) will lead a project to develop and implement a web-crawler to explore anonymous and dark regions of the Internet and identify content of interest to national security and law enforcement communities. Partner: Donnybrook Research and Analysis, Inc.
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