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The Industry Dispatch
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CADSI fights security clearance changes
Public Services and Procurement Canada is making changes to the Contract Security Program effective Sept. 1, 2021. Neither industry nor CADSI was consulted ahead of this announcement, and CADSI strenuously objects to them.
Mandatory Vaccines by October
The government will require all federal public-service employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by late October. This may affect some defence companies.
CMMC and a Quantum Leap!
The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has launched public consultations to develop a National Quantum Strategy.
My North, My Home
Meet the Industry
From remotely operated vehicles that keep our soldiers out of harm’s way to cyber technologies that protect our national interests online, Canadians who are passionate about this country - its people and its future - are creating innovative solutions to make our world safer.
"Defending our future.
Our North, Our Home."
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Your CADSI membership gives you a voice
Our experienced team monitors policy developments as they happen, advocates for the industry's best interests, 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.
Members have a seat at the table on CADSI Operating Committees. Join to connect with other industry leaders, help shape the future of CADSI, and advise the association on key issues facing industry.Learn more
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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.
My North, my Home
This national storytelling campaign highlights the people of Canada's defence and security industries and their world-leading talents and capabilities. Read their stories and see their passion for keeping people safe.Learn more
The Impact of Defence & Security Industries
The Canadian defence and security industries are an essential service and a critical sector in Canada’s economy. Across Canada and around the world, CADSI member companies are highly innovative, export-intensive, and provide high-wage employment.
publications & Research Reports
CADSI is a highly respected source for industry perspectives and data sought-after by government, industry leaders, and media. Read the latest reports prepared by or with the support of CADSI. .
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Join leading Canadian organizations who trust in CADSI, grow with us.
CADSI is an active business partner to more than 900 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.