The Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace, and Security is a global organization with the mission to end the recruitment and use of children as soldiers.
Founded by General Roméo Dallaire – former Canadian Senator and United Nations Force Commander during the genocide in Rwanda – the Dallaire Institute provides unique solutions to strengthen the protective environment and eliminate the recruitment of children in armed conflict. Currently, 53 non-state armed groups and six state forces are known to be recruiting and using boys and girls as soldiers.
The Dallaire Institute employs a prevention-oriented, Children’s Rights Upfront (CRU) approach to all of its work; be it developing innovative solutions such as the Knowledge for Prevention (K4P) early warning system, or providing training for military, police and peacekeepers to identify and counteract recruitment tactics to better protect children at risk.
Power Corporation has been a proud supporter of the Dallaire Institute since its foundation in 2007; together, we are working to build a world where the recruitment and use of children as soldiers are unthinkable.