International Organizations

American Correctional Association (ACA)
The ACA is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. The ACA serves all disciplines within the corrections profession and is dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the field.

Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA)
The APCCA has been meeting almost every year since 1980, and has developed a significant history of traditions and conventional practices. It is attended by correctional administrators with the goals of exchanging best practices among a variety of topics and issues important to nations in the Asia-Pacific region. CSC is a long-standing member of the APCCA.

Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI)
The APAI promotes parole as an effective tool for public safety by bringing together decision-makers and practitioners who share a fundamental belief in a person's ability to change and the conviction that gradual reintegration into communities under appropriate supervision is an effective guarantee of public safety.

Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA)
The ASCA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of correctional services and practices through promoting and facilitating the exchange of ideas, philosophies and research at the top administrative level of correctional planning and policy-making.

Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association (CEPA)
The purpose of CEPA is to provide a structured forum for the exchange of information and ideas between Canadian parliamentarians and members of European parliamentary institutions and of individual national parliaments.

Council of Europe (COE)
The Council of Europe was established to: defend human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law; develop continent-wide agreements to standardise member countries' social and legal practices; and, to promote awareness of a European identity based on shared values and cutting across different cultures. Canada retains observer status only on the COE.

European Union (EU)
The European Union is a family of democratic European countries committed to working together for peace and prosperity. Its Member States have set up common institutions to which they delegate some of their sovereignty so that decisions on specific matters of joint interest can be made democratically at the European level.

International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR)
Established in 1991, the Centre is an independent, non-profit institute formally affiliated with the United Nations. The Centre's objectives are to contribute to international criminal justice policy development through analysis, research and consultation, and to provide technical assistance to implement international policies and standards.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. The ICRC has a permanent mandate under international law to take impartial action for prisoners, the wounded and sick, and civilians affected by conflict. With its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICRC is based in around 80 countries and is the umbrella organization for national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.

International Community Corrections Association (ICCA)
The ICCA has been operating for over thirty years and represents more than 250 private agencies operating over 1,500 residential and community alternative programs throughout the world. ICCA member agencies offer a variety of services and programs to courts, Departments of Corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, counties, states and provinces, and cities throughout the United States and Canada.

International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA)
The stated mission of the ICPA is to contribute to public safety and healthier communities by encouraging and enabling best correctional practices in prisons and outside communities.

International Roundtable for Correctional Excellence (IRCE) - PDF
The International Roundtable for Correctional Excellence (IRCE) comprises the Chief Executive Officers of a network of prison and correctional services that share not only a common vision and values about the role and contribution of corrections, but also a commitment to achieving excellence in all aspects of their work.

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Organization of American States (OAS)
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the countries of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation and advance common interests. It is the region's premier forum for multilateral dialogue and concerted action.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD plays a prominent role in fostering good governance in the public service and in corporate activity. It helps governments to ensure the responsiveness of key economic areas with sectoral monitoring. By analysing emerging issues and identifying policies that work, it helps policy-makers adopt strategic orientations.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
With 55 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization. It offers a forum for political negotiations and decision-making in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, and puts the political will of the participating States into practice through its unique network of field missions.

Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC)
Established in 1994 by the Government of Canada, the Centre is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to support Canada's contribution to international peace and security. The centre conducts education, training and research on all aspects of peace operations at their campus in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia and from offices in Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario, and other locations around the world.

United Nations (UN)
Established in 1945, the United Nations encompasses 191 countries and is committed to preserving peace through international cooperation and collective security. According to the United Nations Charter, the UN has four purposes: to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and, to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations UN DPKO)
In accordance with the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) is dedicated to assisting the Member States and the Secretary-General in their efforts to maintain international peace and security. The Department's mission is to plan, prepare, manage and direct UN peacekeeping operations, so that they can effectively fulfil their mandates under the overall authority of the Security Council and General Assembly, and under the command vested in the Secretary-General.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. They are on the ground in 166 countries, working with the people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.