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The CADSI News page provides links to the latest new releases, announcements and think pieces from the Association and its representatives on a wide range of security and defence issues.

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Here are our must-attend events for 2023
DEC 06, 2022
Want to discover exclusive updates on the Canadian Armed Forces' procurement priorities and project planning or consult with our policy advisors and experts in ...
Canada's Cybersecurity Industry Sees 30% Growth
OCT 17, 2022
​FRENCH FOLLOWS BELOW OTTAWA –Canada’s cybersecurity industry has grown and thrived during a time of serious uncertainty, and is well-positioned to help defend Canada and protect Canadians in cyberspace as new...
Statement on the Death of Queen Elizabeth II
SEP 08, 2022
OTTAWA - We join with all Canadians and the entirety of the Commonwealth in mourning the death of our longest-reigning monarch and Commander-in-Chief of our Canadian Armed Forces, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. ...
ISED & CADSI Release the State of Canada's Defence Industry Report
MAY 24, 2022
​OTTAWA – Canada’s defence industry continues to be a key driver of innovation and economic growth, new data suggests, and is well-placed to help Canada recover from the pandemic through the creation of high-wage ...
CADSI Reacts to 2022 Federal Budget
APR 07, 2022
OTTAWA, April 7, 2022 – Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), issued the following statement in response to the 2022 federal budget: “Toda...
Top Requested COVID-19 Business Resources
MAR 24, 2022
***UPDATED March 24,2022*** We've curated thetop requested resources to help companies navigate the business implications of COVID-19. This page is updated as new resources become available. COVID-19 daily epide...
CADSI op-ed: New Cyber Strategy must prioritize industry
MAR 09, 2022
The following op-ed appeared on March 9, 2022 in The Hill Times. OTTAWA -"This has been a land, sea, air, cyber, space, and information operation," an official with the Canadian Joint Operations Command summed upo...
New report: CADSI calls for government-industry forum on military cyber procurement
FEB 24, 2021
A government-industry forum is critical to defending Canada from state-sponsored cyber-attacks, particularly when it comes to modernizing the military procurement system for today's digital era, according to a new rep...
2021 CANSEC Update
FEB 09, 2021
February 9, 2021 Dear Members, Aswe continue to find ourselves in the throes of this pandemic, I am writing to you with an update on CANSEC.With consideration for the needs of our members and stakeholders, ...
COVID-19 Membership Update: Ontario issues State of Emergency, stay-at-home orders; CADSI to host industry check-in call
JAN 13, 2021
Join our COVID-19 Defence Industry Check-In Call on Jan. 21 Given the recentCOVID-19 restrictionsannounced in Ontario and Quebec described below, CADSI wants to know howthese measures are impacting your b...
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CADSI addresses committee on cyber

CADSI recently appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence as it carries out a study on cybersecurity and cyberwarfare.

Mandatory survey landing in inboxes

Statistics Canada will begin reaching out to companies this month to secure their participation in the mandatory Canadian Defence, Aerospace, Space, Marine and Cyber Industries Survey.

Defence policy consultation underway

On March 9, the government unveiled a public consultation portal linked to the ongoing Defence Policy Update. Learn more about CADSI's feedback.