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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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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...
CADSI is hiring an Event Operations Specialist - deadline to apply is April 22
MAR 28, 2022
The Opportunity The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the national and international voice of Canada’s defence, security, and cyber industries. We are expanding our tea...
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...
Partners in Economic Restart: A Fiscally Neutral Agenda Supported by Canada's Defence and Security Industries
SEP 09, 2020
As the Government of Canada seeks ideas and opportunities to drive growth, investment, and employment into the Canadian economy following the COVID-19 crisis, CADSI has proposed four key recommendations ahead of the...
COVID-19 Membership Update: Join the Check-In Call, CERB Extension, CADSI initiatives update
JUN 23, 2020
Dear Member, Please find below CADSI's latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisions and news affecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hearfrom Innovative Solutions Canadathis Thursday, ...
COVID-19 Membership Update: Economic Recovery Planning, PPE Procurements and Accessing Supply, Additional Resources
JUN 09, 2020
Dear Member, Please find below CADSI's latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisions and news affecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Reserve your spot for our DefenceIndustry Che...
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Budget sees defence spending increase

On April 7, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland tabled Budget 2022. CADSI has prepared a detailed member primer.

More CSP changes coming May 2

on May 2, 2022, Canada’s Contract Security Program (CSP) will implement Phase Two of a planned series of changes affecting eligibility for security screenings.

Consulting on Reciprocal Procurement

Global Affairs Canada has launched consultations on reciprocal procurement policies in Canada. Defence procurement is excluded from the scope of this work, but CADSI wants to hear from you if you feel your company should participate.