Public Safety and Security - Advance Notice - First Responder Survey and Research
September 06, 2006

September 6, 2006


Action Requested:
Executives with an interest in joining CATA's Public Safety and Security Community and thus gaining access to critical research and organizational networks should contact John Reid at


"The Federal government 2006 Budget promises $1.4 billion over two years to protect Canadian families and communities, to secure our borders and to increase our preparedness to address public health threats..."

In this context, we are providing early notice of a National First Responder Survey and Research project being conducted by CATA and the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC). The purpose of this project is to improve the level of understanding of the changing patterns in the scale, nature and spatial distribution of Canadian First Responder organizations, defined as Police, Fire and Ambulance - in Canada.

Part of the process will involve the mapping of key organizations and decision makers in the area of public safety and security and the E-Profiling of Canadian capabilities to customers and collaborators. Other projects will be announced soon as part of a comprehensive advanced security and public safety program CATA has developed with industry and government partners.

E-Profile and Advanced Security

We are also profiling or matchmaking company/organization capabilities and interests to prospective customers, collaborators and suppliers and the media through E-Profile, an easy to use on-line Survey form designed with the help of our partners. To view the success of this approach please review,"58 Companies Get Partnership Opportunities with 3M."

Note that CATA considers "Advanced Security" to involve different aspects of security, including physical, procedural and technological security. These different aspects manifest themselves in a number of areas including cyber-security, border security and critical infrastructure protection. Advanced technology, CATA's raison d-être, is an "enabler" to better assist business and government to identify and address their security requirements.

We gratefully acknowledge the support and encouragement of International Trade Canada and the National Research Council (NRC) in helping make CATA the home of technology business opportunity.

Yours sincerely

John Reid, President,CATAAlliance
Ian McKinnon, President, Certicom Inc., CATA Director