Advocacy / CADSI News
March 24, 2020

CADSI’s Statement on COVID-19

As a membership organization, CADSI always puts the health and safety of our community first. That is our commitment to you.

As event organizers, we are closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and adjusting to its impact hourly. On March 13, 2020, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer recommended the immediate suspension of all large events and public gatherings of over 250 people. This will have an impact on our plans – and yours. As these types of recommendations may continue to evolve as the crisis continues to unfold before us, we are assessing what this means for upcoming events, including the CAF Outlooks and CANSEC, in consultation with our government and military partners, service providers and board of directors. 

Given the complexity of these productions, the number of partners involved, and the scheduled dates of each of our events, it may take us time to reach clarity. CADSI will have updated information on the status of our upcoming events, including CANSEC, on April 1st. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging and unprecedented time and assure you that we will always put your health and safety above all else.

We will be sharing updates via email, our website, and CADSI’s twitter account (@CADSICanada).

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Read our CAF Outlooks Update:


The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the national industry voice of more than 650 Canadian defence, security and cybersecurity companies that produce world-class goods, services and technologies made across Canada and sought the world over. The industries contribute to the employment of more than 78,000 Canadians and generate $12.6 billion in annual revenues, roughly half of which come from exports. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter at @CadsiCanada .

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