CADSI Announces New Board of Directors Chair

October 2, 2019 – The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is pleased to announce the election today of a new chair of its Board of Directors. Kevin Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer of Calian Group Ltd., will assume his new role immediately. Mr. Ford has been a member of CADSI’s Board of Directors since 2016, and in 2017 was named CEO of the Year by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. “As the leading voice for Canada’s defense and security industries, CADSI…

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CADSI Announces Formation of Cyber Advisory Council

July 10, 2019 – As part of CADSI’s ongoing efforts to promote Canada’s innovative cyber-defence sector, our association is pleased to announce the formation of a new Cyber Advisory Council. The Council, made up of 10 industry cyber-defence practitioners, will provide ongoing feedback on CADSI’s activities and research efforts in the cyber domain, as well as offering input as the association works to form closer links between home-grown industry and government. The Council will function as an operating committee of CADSI. “Better harnessing Canada’s world-class cyber industrial capabilities will help…

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CADSI hiring Member Relations Specialist

Job Title: Member Relations Specialist Reports to: Member Services Manager Status: Permanent, Full-Time Apply at: applications@defenceandsecurity.ca Deadline: Before midnight EDT on Wednesday April 17th, 2019 Purpose The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is seeking a motivated and energetic Members Relations Specialist (MRS) to join a small and dynamic team within CADSI. The MRS will be responsible for maintaining member relations and providing customer service for all internal and external CADSI associates through the utilization of CADSI’s customer service department, products and programs. While evolving CADSI’s members service…

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CADSI is Hiring a Policy Advisor (New Position)

Job Title: Policy Advisor (new position) Reports to: Vice President, Government Relations and Communications Status: Permanent, Full-Time Work Location: CADSI Office, Ottawa, ON Apply at: applications@defenceandsecurity.ca Deadline: Before midnight EDT on Monday March 4th, 2019 Purpose The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is seeking a motivated and energetic public policy professional to join a small and dynamic team within CADSI. This is an exciting career opportunity to build on your five or more years’ experience working for a trade association, the private sector, or government.  The core functions…

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Christyn Cianfarani Welcomes Selection of Design Team for Canadian Surface Combatant

February 8, 2019 – Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), issued the following statement today in response to the federal government’s awarding of the design contract for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). “Today’s announcement by the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding represents another significant step forward for the CSC program, and for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) as a whole. This is nothing short of a nation-building project; one that we are confident will stimulate economic growth while benefiting the…

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CADSI Call for Board Members

Each year CADSI’s Board of Directors conducts a process to appoint new Board members as vacancies arise. CADSI’s Board of Director’s Nominating Committee does this through an open call to the CADSI membership. As such the Nominating Committee will be accepting resumes from December 3, 2018 to January 16, 2019. The Nominating Committee will develop a list of potential candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors. To be considered for the Board, you embody the core values of the Association, namely that you are committed to growing and strengthening the Canadian defence…

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CADSI on Canadian Surface Combatant Preferred Bidder

October 19, 2018 – Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), issued the following statement today in response to the federal government’s selection of Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. as the preferred bidder for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). “Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for the CSC program, and for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) as a whole. CADSI firmly believes, as we always have, that this is a nation-building program that will bolster Canadian industry, lead to more high-wage, high-skilled jobs…

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ISED & CADSI Release the State of Canada’s Defence Industry Report

CADSI, in partnership with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and Statistics Canada, have just released the highly anticipated State of Canada’s Defence Industry Report. The State of Canada’s Defence Industry Report provides important insights into the economic and innovation performance of the industry, the geographic distribution of firms and related industrial capabilities. Because the report offers a comprehensive picture of the industry, it is a key source of data that helps government make better informed policy decisions. The 2018 report clearly reflects a sector steeped in innovation, evidenced by high R&D…

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State of Canada’s Defence Industry 2018

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) joined forces with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) to publicly release a new report on Canada’s defence industry for decision makers. Features of the report include building analytic capacity through collaborative research, economic impact, innovation, exports, and supply chains analysis.

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Government releases Key Industrial Capabilities (KICs) as important tool for defence procurement

On April 23, the Federal Government announced that the government will use its ITB Policy to motivate defence contractors to invest in Key Industrial Capabilities (KICs). As part of the announcement, the Minister included five areas of Canadian industrial strength in emerging technologies, which have the potential to grow quickly, and 11 established industrial capabilities where Canada is globally competitive or where domestic capacity is essential to national security. These areas include: Emerging technologies Advanced materials Artificial intelligence Cyber resilience Remotely piloted systems and autonomous technologies Space systems Leading competencies and…

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