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    Christopher Leo is a faculty member within the Department of Politics at the University of Winnipeg.
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    Mark Crawford is an Assistant Professor within the Political Science program at Athabasca University.

Criminal Justice, Criminology, Police and Security

  • Alberta Crime Prevention
    “The Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA) represents individuals and organizations interested in preventing and reducing crime in Alberta communities.”
    (About ACCPA, n.d., para. 1)
  • Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies
    The Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) “principal purpose is to provide informed debate in Canada on security and intelligence issues.”
    (Homepage, n.d., para. 1)
  • Canadian Criminal Justice Association
    “The Canadian Criminal Justice Association is an independent national voluntary organization working for an improved criminal justice system in Canada.”
    (Why Join the CCJA, n.d., para. 1)
  • Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies
    “The CISS provides the forum for, and is the vehicle to stimulate the research, study, analysis and discussion of the strategic implications of major national and international security issues, events and trends as they affect Canada.”
    (Hompage, n.d., para. 1)
  • Canadian Police College
    “The Canadian Police College is a centre for professional education for members of the Canadian and international policing community.”
    (CPC Home, 2006, para. 1)
  • Canadian Police Research Centre
    “The CPRC serves as a single, national focal point for technology research and development efforts in support of Canada's law enforcement community.”
    (About CPRC, n.d., para. 2)
  • Canadian Security and Intelligence Community: Helping Keep Canada and Canadians Safe and Secure
    A document published in 2001 by the Privy Council Office, Government of Canada.
  • Centre for Defence and International Security Studies
    “The Centre for Defence & International Security Studies is a wholly independent organisation engaging in research, analysis, commentary and discussion on issues of significance within the broad context of international security.”
    (About CDISS, Mission, 2006, para. 1)
  • Cops Online
    “CopsOnline.Com is a real cop site by the real cops! The top Law Enforcement site on the Internet made for cops by cops. Online since 1996.”
    (Welcome to COPS ONLINE, 1998-2003, para. 1)
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Planners
    “The Association, based upon cooperation, shares information about the latest innovations, issues, problems and solutions confronting criminal justice today. IALEP serves as a forum to exchange ideas, programs, techniques, and policies.”
    (Introduction: History and Organization of the International Association of Law Enforcement Planners, 2006, para. 2)
  • International Association of Women Police (IAWP)
    This organization “is committed to: professional development, training, recognition, mentoring, networking, peer support.”
    (About: Mission and Purpose, 2006, para. 2)
  • International Police Association (IPA)
    “The association promotes global and cultural friendship among peace officers.”
    (About the International Police Association, n.d., para. 1)
  • International Police Association (IPA) Canada Section
    “The IPA strives to enhance the image of the police in its member countries, and to facilitate international cooperation through friendly contacts between police officers of all continents.”
    (Welcome to IPA Canada, 2006, para. 1)
  • International Union of Police Associations
    The IUPA “works to improve legislation that protects and affect public safety officers.”
    (About IUPA: Our Mission, 2006, para. 1)
  • Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies
    “The purpose of the...Centre...is to foster research, teaching and public discussion of historical and contemporary military and strategic issues.”
    (About Us, 2006, para. 1)
  • Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
    “The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre is an internationally recognized peace operations training institution supporting Canada's contribution to world peace and security.”
    (Welcome, n.d., para. 1)
  • Police Sector Council (PSC)
    The mandate of this council is “to enable Canadian policing organizations, partners and stakeholders to implement innovative, practical solutions to human resource planning and management challenges.”
    (Welcome, 2006, para. 3)
  • Security Industry Association
    “Formed in 1969, the Security Industry Association (SIA) provides its members with a full-service, international trade association promoting growth, expansion, and professionalism within the security industry by providing education, research, technical standards, representation, and defense of our member's interests.”
    (About SIA, 2006, para. 1)
  • The Centre for Criminal Justice Research
    “As a state of the art criminal justice research lab, this site is dedicated to the development and implementation of cutting edge methodologies and techniques for the study of criminal and social justice issues.”
    (Welcome to CCJR, 2006, para. 2)
  • United States Police Canine Association
    This association “is a non-profit organization striving for the establishment of minimum standards for Police K-9 dogs through proper methods of training.”
    (Welcome to the USPCA, 2006, para. 4)
  • Women in International Security
    WIIS is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization dedicated to increasing the influence of women in foreign and defense affairs by raising their numbers and visibility, while enhancing dialogue on international security issues.”
    (About WIIS, n.d., para. 1)

Legal Assistants, Paralegals and Law Clerks

  • Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals
    “The objectives and goals of the AAPP are to provide and maintain an organization for Paralegals; to promote professional unity and mutual assistance amongst Paralegals; and to promote ongoing educational opportunities.”
    (About: Mission, 2005, para. 1)
  • BC Paralegal Association (BCPA)
    This association “provides information on upcoming events related to the profession and the job bank provides information on employment opportunities.”
    (Home, 2005, para. 1)
  • Canadian Association of Paralegals
    This association “promotes the development, the visibility and the continuing education of paralegals in the field of law.”
    (Welcome to the Canadian Association of Paralegals, 2005-2007, para. 1)
  • Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)
    “CSAE promotes the value of not-for-profit organizations to Canadian society by reinforcing and advancing the excellence and professionalism of its members through relevant education, advocacy, information and research.”
    (About CSAE: Mission and Vision, 2006, para. 2)
  • Institute of Legal Executives (Australia)
    This organization strives “to advance and protect the status and interest [of legal executives]...to promote professional unity... [and] education.”
    (Who are we?, n.d., para. 3)
  • International Paralegal Management Association
    “The International Paralegal Management Association, formerly known as the Legal Assistant Management Association, promotes the development, professional standing and visibility of paralegal management professionals.”
    (Welcome to the International Paralegal Association, 2006, para. 1)
  • The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
    This organization's mandate is “to provide and promote general and legal education to its members for the purpose of increasing their knowledge, efficiency and professional ability.”
    (About Us, n.d., para. 3)
  • Toronto Law Office Management Association (TLOMA)
    TLOMA supports its members “through education, networking, and development.”
    (Home, 2006, para. 1)

Privacy Sites

Public Administration and Management

  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
    “Advocates for greater effectiveness in government - agents of goodwill and professionalism - publishers of democratic journalism at its very best - purveyors of progressive theory and practice and providers of global citizenship.”
    (ASPA General Information, 2006, para. 1)
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
    APPAM “is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.”
    (Homepage, n.d., para. 3)
  • Canada School of Public Service
    “The Canada School of Public Service is the common learning service provider for the Public Service of Canada. It brings a more unified approach to serving the common learning and development needs of public servants and helps ensure that all Public Service employees across Canada have the knowledge and skills they need to deliver results for Canadians.”
    (About Us, 2006, para. 1)
  • Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA)
    “CAPPA is an association of schools, programs, and departments across Canada engaged in teaching and research in public administration and its mission is to improve the quality of teaching and research in public administration.”
    (About CAPPA, n.d.,para. 1)
  • Canadian Study of Parliament Group
    Founded in 1978, the Canadian Study of Parliament Group (CSPG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that brings together parliamentary experts, academics, and public servants with an interest in the role, function and reform of parliamentary institutions.
    (About, CSPG, n.d., para. 1)
  • Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management (CAPAM)
    “CAPAM is an international association of senior public sector practitioners who seek opportunities for professional networking and learning, to improve their capacity to provide excellent public service.”
    (About CAPAM: How we began, 2005, para. 1)
  • European Group of Public Administration (EGPA)
    “European Group of Public Administration is a Regional Group of IIAS whose purpose is to strengthen contacts and exchanges among European specialists in Public Administration, both scholars and practitioners.”
    (About European Group of Public Administration: Welcome, n.d., para 1)
  • European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
    EIPA “is an independent institute carrying out training and research on public administration and European policies, providing a variety of services to the administrations of the Member States and the candidate countries as well as to the EU institutions in support of their tasks and responsibilities related to European integration.”
    (Welcome to EIPA, 2006, para. 1)
  • GovLeaders.Org
    “GovLeaders.org is a free on-line resource designed to help government managers cultivate a more effective and motivated public sector workforce.”
    (Home, n.d., para. 1)
  • Hong Kong Public Administration Association
    The “Hong Kong Public Administration Association is committed to the promotion of excellence in the study and practice of public administration.”
    (Mission and Vision: Message from the President, n.d., para. 10)
  • Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA)
    The Institute of Public Administration Australia (Institute of Public Administration Australia) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation enabling people with a common interest in public administration and public sector reform to exchange ideas on trends, practices and innovations in public administration.
    (About, 2006, para. 1)
  • Institute of Public Administration Ireland (IPA)
    “The Institute of Public Administration is the Irish national centre for development of best practice in public administration and public management.”
    (Welcome to the Institute of Public Administration, n.d., para. 1)
  • Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ)
    IPANZ is “committed to promoting the highest professional standards in and the fullest understanding of policy development and public sector management.”
    (About IPANZ, 2002-2005, para. 1)
  • Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)
    IPAC “is a dynamic association of public servants, academics, and others interested in public administration.”
    (About IPAC: What is IPAC, 2004-2005, para. 1)
  • International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA)
    “IASIA aims to promote and support co-operation among participating organisations and individuals to enhance their capacity to strengthen the administrative and management capabilities of governments, organisations, agencies and enterprises they serve.”
    (What is IASIA: What does IASIA do?, n.d., para. 1)
  • International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)
    “The IIAS exists to advance the study and practice of public administration and public management.”
    (What is the IIAS?, n.d., para. 1)
  • International Public Administration Institute for Human Resources
    The IPAI's mission is “to provide human resource leadership and advocacy, professional development, information and services to enhance organizational and individual performance in the public sector.”
    (About IPAI-HR: Mission Statement, 2005, para. 1)
  • International Public Management Network
    “The mission of the International Public Management Network (IPMN) is to provide a forum for sharing ideas, concepts and results of research and practice in the field of public management, and to stimulate critical thinking about alternative approaches to problem solving and decision making in the public sector.”
    (About IPMN, 1997, para. 1)
  • Saudi Arabia Institute of Public Administration
    The institute provides support to the government and oversees “the efforts to reform and develop the public administration system.”
    (Administrative Reform Studies, 2002-2006, para. 1)
  • Swedish Agency for Public Administration
    “The Swedish Agency for Public Management provides support to the Government and Government Offices. [Their] task is to conduct studies and evaluations at the request of the government.”
    (About Us, 2006, para. 1)
  • United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance
    “The mission of UNPAN - United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance - is to promote the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices throughout the world in sound public policies, effective public administration and efficient civil services, through capacity-building and cooperation among the United Nations Member States, with emphasis on south-south cooperation and UNPAN's commitment to integrity and excellence.”
    (Discover UNPAN and Partners, 2000, para. 1)

Third Sector and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector/Independent Sector

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
    “ARNOVA is an international membership organization dedicated to fostering through research an understanding of the nonprofit sector, philanthropy and volunteerism.”
    (Home, 2004, para. 1)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals International
    “The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 26,000 members in 172 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs.”
    (About AFP: What is AFP?, 2001, para. 2)
  • Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Inc
    “Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR) is a network of people interested in pursuing or encouraging research into the Third Sector in Australia and New Zealand, the hundreds and thousands of private not-for-profit, community or voluntary organisations and the activities of volunteering and philanthropy.”
    (Home, n.d., para. 1)
  • Centre for Civil Society (South Africa)
    The Centre for Civil Society's mission “is to [strengthen] the non-profit and voluntary sector by disseminating information to the sector itself, and by building networks and encouraging collaboration both within the sector and between it and researchers and teachers in Higher Education institutions around the country.”
    (About CSS: The Basics, n.d., para. 2)
  • Charity Village
    “A leading online source of information, news, jobs, services and resources for the Canadian nonprofit community.”
    (About Charity Village, n.d., para. 1)
  • CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation
    “CIVICUS has a vision of a global community of active, engaged citizens committed to the creation of a more just and equitable world.”
    (This is CIVICUS: About CIVICUS, n.d., para. 1)
  • Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project (John Hopkins University)
    “The Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project is a systematic effort to analyze the scope, structure, financing, and role of the private nonprofit sector in a cross-section of countries around the world in order to improve our knowledge and enrich our theoretical understanding of this sector, and to provide a sounder basis for both public and private action towards it.”
    (CNP Home, 2005, para. 1)
  • Harvard University Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
    The “Center pursues disinterested research and education, promoting critical thinking about the importance, roles and performance of civic organizations.”
    (Home, n.d., para. 1)
  • Imagine Canada
    “Imagine Canada builds on the proud history of two leading voices of Canada's charitable and nonprofit sector: the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (CCP) and the Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations (NVO).”
    (About Imagine Canada, n.d., para. 5)
  • Independent Sector (Washington, D.C.)
    “Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.”
    (About Us, 2006, para. 1)
  • Institute for Volunteering Research
    “The Institute for Volunteering Research aims to develop knowledge and understanding of volunteering in a way that is relevant to practitioners and policy makers. This site provides an overview of the work of the Institute as well as detailed summaries of research that it has undertaken.”
    (Home, 2006, para. 1)
  • International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
    “The International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) is a major international association promoting research and education in the fields of civil society, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector.”
    (Home: Welcome, 2005, para. 1)
  • Israeli Centre for Third Sector Research (ICTR)
    ICTR has been established ...to conduct and promote academic research and study on Civil Society, the Third Sector, and related fields in Israel.”
    (Homepage, n.d., para. 2)
  • Philanthropy Australia
    “Philanthropy Australia promotes giving and represents those that give to the community. [They] Facilitate, Advocate, Educate, Communicate, and Promote giving...”
    (Home: Welcome to Philanthropy Australia, 2006, para. 10)
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organizations (SCVO)
    “The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the national body representing the voluntary sector. [They] work to the following mission: SCVO seeks to advance the values and shared interests of the voluntary sector by fostering co-operation, promoting best practice and delivering sustainable services.”
    (Homepage, n.d., para. 1)

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