National Security and Intelligence Review Agency

Notice to readers:

The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA) is aware of technical problems with our public enquiries telephone and fax numbers, as well as of fraudulent, "spoof" calls originating from the number. Learn more.


The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA) is an independent and external review body which reports to Parliament. The NSIRA reviews all Government of Canada national security and intelligence activities to ensure that they are lawful, reasonable and necessary. The NSIRA also hears public complaints regarding key national security agencies and activities.


We have a new name and a new mandate. Our website is presently under construction.

For detailed information regarding the Complaints process, you may contact the Registrar by email at or by letter to NSIRA's address.

For media inquiries please e-mail

For historical information related to the past mandate and public record, we invite you to visit the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) website (

For archival information regarding the review of the CSE, which is now part of NSIRA's mandate, please consult the former website of Office of the Commissioner of Communications Security Establishment (CSE) (

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