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The Industry Dispatch

The most important policy news impacting defence and security firms, delivered straight to your inbox.

NATO Summit Debrief

What you need to know coming out of the annual meeting of NATO allies, held this year in Washington, D.C.

New NATO DIANA challenges

NATO's Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (NATO DIANA) is now accepting submissions for 2024.

SME Consultations: What Members Said

Officials heard directly from CADSI members recently on a proposal to legislate procurement targets for SMEs and innovative firms.

Every Bit Canadian

This is boots on the ground

Canada's defence industry is everywhere. In our homes and at work, in our schools and in hospitals. Discover a network of opportunities and a community with real purpose.


Our members are standing at the leading edge of Canada's new front lines and protecting our country from cyber aggression.

Support and Services

We're engaged in logistics, training and so much more - helping to shape, support and maintain our country's national security.


World-class companies are building Canada's defence from the ground up, contributing to complex supply chains that help secure our country.


Stronger together.
Stronger than ever. 

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A seat at the table

Your CADSI membership gives you a voice

Our experienced team monitors policy developments as they happen, advocates on industry's behalf, and keeps our members informed. With expertise ranging from defence and cyber procurement to exports and international affairs, CADSI is the national association you can trust to make your voice heard where it counts most.

Operating Committees

Members have a seat at the table on CADSI's Operating Committees. Join to connect with other industry leaders, help shape the future of CADSI, and advise the association on key issues.

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Industry dispatch newsletter

Sign up to get the most important policy news impacting defence, security and cybersecurity firms in Canada delivered straight to your inbox.

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Access to policy experts

From conventional defence to cutting-edge cyber, CADSI is dedicated to the success of our industries and stands ready to help members tackle policy challenges.


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Advocacy in action

CADSI is the leading national voice of hundreds of defence, security and cybersecurity companies. We regularly engage with Parliamentarians on issues of importance to our sector.

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Our Industry's Impact

The Canadian defence and security industries are an essential service and a critical sector in Canada’s economy. Across Canada and around the world, our member companies are highly innovative, export-intensive, and provide high-wage employment.




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growth in revenues and employment 2018-2020

Learn more about the industry in the State of Canada's Defence Industry, 2020.

publications & Research Reports

Tracking and Advocating

CADSI is a highly respected source for industry perspectives and data sought after by government, industry leaders, and media. Read the latest reports and publications prepared by or with the support of CADSI. 

advocacy in action

Join leading Canadian organizations who trust in CADSI, grow with us.

CADSI is an active partner to hundreds of Canadian defence and security companies that produce world-class goods, services and technologies across Canada. From SMEs looking at growing within the defence and security supply chain, to cyber and high-tech startups looking at entering the defence sector, to OEMs building their contract-winning strategy, CADSI is the national voice representing industry to government and a key platform connecting industry with customers.

CADSI members benefit from exclusive access to advocacy and policy experts, a longstanding relationship with the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces leadership, and a gateway to market opportunities across Canada and our allied nations.