Established in 1996, CANADEM is a non-profit agency dedicated to advancing international peace and security through the rostering, rapid mobilization, and mission management of experts committed to international service.
CANADEM maintains a roster of over 20,000 experienced Canadian and international experts. Our end-users include the United Nations, the Canadian Government, inter-governmental organizations, other governments, and non-governmental entities of all kinds.
Our operations range from individual recruitments and deployments, to complex program-management and mission-management including election observation, humanitarian assistance, and governance capacity-building.
CANADEM's Roster of Experts is the only roster worldwide whose primary mandate is to assist United Nations recruitment.
OUR FOCUS: matching mid-career and senior specialists to field positions around the world. CANADEM possesses the flexibility required to adjust to partners' requirements: from advanced screening and the deployment of candidates, to implementing and managing international development projects.
As a rapid response mechanism, we can forward screened candidates within 24-48 hours, with most experts able to deploy within 3-7 days.
Since 1996, CANADEM has recommended over 15,000 experts for some 7,500 positions. Of these, 60% have been short-listed by agencies for their international positions.
"CANADEM is the most effective roster mechanism in terms of uptake of its members by DPKO...CANADEM's attentiveness to UN vacancy announcements and...screening procedures mean that it can respond rapidly and is adept at matching UN job descriptions and grades with profiles in its roster..."
UNDPKO evaluation of rosters for the deployment of civilian experts in peace operations
Click here to download CANADEM in Brief, a powerpoint outlining CANADEM's main activities.
CANADEM's Executive Director appears in front of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Paul LaRose-Edwards provided a presentation on CANADEM to the members of the Committee at the 39th Parliament, 1st Session, Tuesday October 24, 2006.
Original link: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=2435011&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=39&Ses=1#Int-1718279