The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is a not-for-profit national business association that represents the Canadian defence and security industries. Formerly the Canadian Defence Industries Association, CADSI represents over 945 member companies selling to the defence and public security markets. The industries employ over 109,000 Canadians and generate $12.6 billion in annual revenues, roughly 50% of which comes from international sales. CADSI member companies are of all sizes and offer a wide spectrum of goods and services to its customers, and to business partners in Canada, the United States, and internationally.
CADSI is recognized as the national business association that represents the Canadian defence and security industries in Canada and globally .
Our business is national defence and security.
Our mission is to foster an environment for member firms to thrive in the domestic and international defence and security marketplaces, thereby contributing to Canada's defence and security goals.
To achieve this mission, CADSI supports its member firms through:
* Advocacy - Representing the interests of industry to the federal government, opinion leaders and the general public.
* Business Development - Facilitating access to decision makers in Canada and internationally, researching industry trends, trade missions, trade shows, and a defence and security almanac.
* Networking - Providing monthly networking events for members to develop teaming, subcontracting and customer relationships.
* Member Services - Offering educational seminars, website profiling, access to the most current defence and security intelligence, affinity programs and group insurance.
CADSI is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by a professional staff at the Association's headquarters in Ottawa.