Defence R&D Canada – Toronto (DRDC Toronto) is one of eight research centres within DRDC. As Canada’s Centre of Excellence for human effectiveness science and technology (S&T), DRDC Toronto enjoys a global reputation as a results–oriented centre of excellence for integrated human effectiveness S&T in defence and public security.
Using a systems–based approach, DRDC Toronto covers all aspects of human performance and effectiveness, including individual and team performance, human–technology interaction, and social and psychological factors that affect the resolution of conflict.
DRDC Toronto’s history dates back to 1939. The centre has strong roots in human effectiveness S&T. DRDC Toronto has achieved significant scientific milestones and its work continues to have impact for defence and security.
The Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment (CFEME), a co–located military component, supports the operational needs of the Canadian Forces through research, advice, test and evaluation, as well as training in the undersea and aerospace environments.