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News and updates from the association

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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Top Requested COVID-19 Business Resources
AUG 20, 2021
***UPDATED September 8,2021*** 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. Canada's Vaccinat...
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...
COVID-19 Membership Update – Business Resumption Planning, New IDEaS Challenges, Resources for Businesses
MAY 26, 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...
COVID-19 Membership Update – Defence Spending, Controlled Goods Update, PPE Needs
MAY 12, 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.   Join us Thursday, May 14to learn ho...
COVID-19 Membership Update – NEW! Public Health Measures and Personal Protection at DND Facilities
MAY 06, 2020
Dear Member, Today, DND released a Directive regarding the use and requirements of non-medical face masks for CAF members, DND staff, contractors and visitors.To prevent the transmission of COVID-19, non-m...
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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.

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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.

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CMMC and a Quantum Leap!

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has launched public consultations to develop a National Quantum Strategy.