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Strengthening the Canadian Armed Forces through Diversity and Inclusion

edited by Alistair Edgar, Rupinder Mangat & Bessma Momani

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2019
Category
Canadian, General, Gender Studies
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487503550
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $76.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487522735
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $28.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487518226
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $28.95

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The Canadian Armed Forces has not always embraced diversity and inclusion, but its future depends on it. As the country’s demographic makeup changes, its military must adapt to a new multicultural reality and diminishing pools of people from which it can recruit. Canada’s population is increasingly urbanized, immigrant, and not necessarily Christian, white, or bilingual. To attract and retain CAF personnel, the military will have to embrace and champion diversity while demonstrating that it is inclusive.

 

Using a number of cases to highlight both challenges and opportunities, Strengthening the Canadian Armed Forces through Diversity and Inclusion provides a timely look at an established Canadian institution in a rapidly changing world. The editors explore how Canadian Muslim youth, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, racialized minorities, Indigenous communities, and people of non-Christian faiths see their experiences in the CAF. While diversity is a reality, inclusion is still a work in progress for the Canadian Armed Forces, as it is for society at large.

About the authors

Alistair Edgar is the Associate Dean of the School of International Policy and Governance and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science in the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Rupinder Mangat has recently completed her PhD in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Bessma Momani is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo and Senior Fellow at CIGI, specializing on the Middle East and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the author of Twentieth-Century World History (2007), IMF–Egyptian Negotiations (2005), the CIGI–CIC Special Report: The Future of International Monetary Fund: A Canadian Perspective (2009), and is the co-editor of Canada and the Middle East (WLUP, 2007). Dr. Momani has also published a dozen scholarly articles in numerous political and economic academic journals.

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