Phone phishing:

If you receive a call from the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA) asking for your Social Insurance Number or personal information, don’t fall for it. This is a hoax and not a call from NSIRA. If you feel you have been a victim of fraud, you can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or the police of your local jurisdiction.


Following Royal Assent of Bill C-59 on June 21, 2019 – An Act Respecting National Security Matters – this website is no longer in use and has been archived for reference purposes only.

Bill C-59 enacted the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act (NSIRA Act), which came into force by order of the Governor in Council on July 12, 2019. The NSIRA Act repeals the provisions of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, which established and governed the activities of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC). In SIRC’s place, the NSIRA Act sets out the composition, mandate and powers of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA).

Please click on the following link to transfer to the NSIRA website.


The Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC or the Committee) is an independent, external review body which reports to the Parliament of Canada on the operations of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS or the Service).

Parliament has given CSIS extraordinary powers to intrude on the privacy of individuals. SIRC ensures that these powers are used legally and appropriately, in order to protect Canadians’ rights and freedoms. To do this, SIRC examines past operations of the Service and investigates complaints. It has the absolute authority to examine all information concerning CSIS activities, no matter how sensitive and highly classified that information may be. The results of this work, edited to protect national security and personal privacy, are summarized in its Annual Report to Parliament.

We encourage you to learn more about SIRC by visiting this website. You can also contact us by telephone, fax or letter if you require further information.


SIRC 2017-2018 Annual Report

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