Defence R&D Canada – Toronto (DRDC Toronto) has four scientific sections, two centres and Corporate Services.
DRDC Toronto Sections
- Human Systems Integration (HSI)
- Individual Behaviour and Performance (IBP)
- Military Medicine (MED)
- Socio-Cognitive Systems (SCS)
- Corporate Services (CS)
DRDC Toronto Centres
Human Effectiveness Experimentation Centre (HEEC)
The HEEC is the focal point for the exploitation of integrated human effectiveness knowledge, affording our strategic and external partners access to the output of DRDC Toronto’s research program.
Emphasizing the “tools and networks” side of DRDC Toronto, HEEC applies the expertise generated from research and manages DRDC Toronto’s research facilities. These facilities are used to simulate a broad range of operational environments.
Joint Operational Human Sciences Centre (JOHSC)
The JOHSC Centre provides research, expert advice, testing, evaluation, and training in the undersea, land and aerospace environments. A component of the Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment (CFEME), this Centre includes the Aerospace Group, Experimental Diving and Undersea Group, Soldier Systems Integration Group and the Science and Engineering Group.
The JOHSC Centre has many roles, which include the evaluation and proposal of solutions for the challenges to force employment and sustainability in austere operational environments; and conducting training and operational investigation in the undersea and aerospace fields.
Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment (CFEME)
DRDC Toronto is also home to the Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment (CFEME), a military unit of the Canadian Forces Health Services, which is closely integrated with DRDC Toronto. The commanding officer of CFEME is the Associate Director General of DRDC Toronto.