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General Romeo Dallaire

Legacy Work

General Dallaire keeps his legacy vibrant through speaking with organizations worldwide, and through the good work of the organizations he founded to support and protect children, both globally and locally.

The Dallaire Institute for
Children, Peace and Security


Inspired by his horrific experience witnessing child soldiers in Rwanda, General Dallaire founded the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace, and Security at Dalhousie University (formerly the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative); a global partnership committed to ending and preventing the recruitment and use of children in violence worldwide.


Regional hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Canada, the Dallaire Institute focus on three core activities: research, advocacy and security sector training, all through a lens of prevention. Its unique approach is a critical part of interrupting the cycle of recruitment of children by armed groups. 

Fondation Roméo Dallaire


In his home province of Quebec, General Dallaire created a foundation to inspire young Québécois from diverse backgrounds to develop their leadership potential. Founded in 2001, today the goal of the Fondation Roméo Dallaire is to build on the strengths of children's personalities and develop their potential to become influential leaders in their community.  


The Fondation Romeo Dallaire supports each child over a period of five years, working with valued partners, such as schools, community health centres, sugar shacks and Camp Kéno: an award-winning summer camp.  All of these partners play an important part in giving the best possible opportunities to youth.


General Roméo Dallaire

With passion, humour, and strength of character, General Dallaire continues to share  his wisdom and experience on ethical leadership, conflict prevention, international peace and security, and the importance of mental health, especially in times of crisis, with audiences around the world. 

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