The Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) is a Joint, Inter-agency, and Multinational training establishment located in Kingston, Ontario.
PSTC supports the intellectual development and training of Canadian Forces, members from other government departments, and international audiences. PSTC’s activities fall into two overall lines of operation: delivering training and fulfilling centre of excellence responsibilities.
With a training audience varying from civil-military cooperation and psychological operations operators to individual augmentees to headquarters and military observer teams, PSTC is fully oriented toward training for operational deployments.
As part of its efforts to keep pace with the contemporary operating environment, PSTC remains connected to deployed personnel in theatre and organizations capturing lesson learned. PSTC also maintains active relationships with other international training establishments in the fields of Peace Support Operations, Civil-Military Cooperation, Information Operations, and Psychological Operations. By maintaining currency and relevance, PSTC maintains a sound intellectual base and deliver the best possible training.
PSTC is also engaged in the development of capacity building training, such as security force assistance and provincial reconstruction teams. These are designed to strengthen the military contribution to a comprehensive approach that sees a whole of government team protecting national interests.
Overall, PSTC’s training responsibilities are increasingly seen as a set of interrelated and mutually-supporting disciplines. PSTC is contributing to a system of force generation that produces soldiers and leaders ready to conduct campaign-winning activities as part of Canada’s tactical engagement in full spectrum operations in support of strategic goals.