Anthony DiCarlo – Director of Policy

Anthony Di Carlo joined the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative in 2019 as the Director of Policy. Amongst his various responsibilities, he is the Dallaire Initiative’s Project Lead for the Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security located within the Canadian Defence Academy. The Dallaire Centre of Excellence was named after Lieutenant-General (Retired) Roméo Dallaire; founder of the Dallaire Initiative. The Dallaire Centre of Excellence’s initial focus will be to support the Canadian Armed Forces’ implementation of the Vancouver Principles on Peacekeeping and the Prevention of the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers. 

Prior to joining the Dallaire Initiative, Anthony worked the past 3 years in the Office of the Minister of National Defence of Canada. During this time, he advised the Office on numerous files notably on the new Canadian Defence Policy, peace operations, Defence infrastructure, Defence Energy and Environment strategy, and the Vancouver Principles. 

Over the course of the past 11 years, Anthony has been an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces. An Infantry Officer by trade, he occupied various positions at the regimental level and at division headquarters where he expanded his capabilities to include Information Operations and Human Security. In 2013, he deployed to the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) as a CIMIC Officer with the Canadian contingent whom were fully integrated with the Brazilian Battalion (BRABATT 18). 

Anthony is born in Montreal, Canada from a Venezuelan mother and an Italian father. He has dual Canadian and Italian citizenship and speaks 5 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese. He is a father of 2 young boys: Michael (4) and Ismael (3). He and his partner Isabel now live in Ottawa, Canada.