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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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New Virtual Collaborative Environment Will Foster Security Materials Innovation
NOV 24, 2016
Ottawa, 24 November 2016 – The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) today launched a new virtual collaborative environment w...
Statement by CADSI on the Replacement of the CF-18 Fleet
NOV 23, 2016
Ottawa, 23 November 2016 – Christyn Cianfarani, President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), today issued the following statement: CADSI, as the national voice of Canada’s de...
Appointment Opportunities: Members, Veterans Review and Appeal Board
NOV 04, 2016
Veterans Review and Appeal Board Canada is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal where Veterans can appeal benefit decisions made by the Department of Veterans Affairs. They have an opening for a Member, Veterans Revi...
Government of Canada's Clarification regarding advertising and the Canadian Surface Combatant Request for Proposals
OCT 28, 2016
The statement below was released on the Government of Canada websiteand is being shared for informational purposes only. Any enquiries in its regard should be made through the contact information listed below forPublic ...
Statement by CADSI on Procurement for the Canadian Surface Combatant
OCT 27, 2016
Ottawa, 27 October 2016 – Christyn Cianfarani, President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), today issued the following statement: CADSI, as the national voice of the defence an...
Canadian Defence Industry Calls for Defence Industrial Policy to Drive Innovation-led Growth in Canada
OCT 25, 2016
Ottawa, 25 October 2016 – In an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s pre-budget consultations today, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) urged the Go...
Hill Times Opinion Editorial by CADSI President: Defence Review and Defence Industrial Base, an opportunity to enhance sovereignty, drive innovation-led growth
OCT 03, 2016
This is a government that seems to want to do things differently to advance the economy and Canada’s role in the world. The defence review can be an important element of that agenda, particularly if it breaks with the...
Global & Mail Opinion Editorial by CADSI President: Defence R&D key to Canada's innovation solution
SEP 28, 2016
This article was first published intheGlobe and Mail's Report on Business. ------------------------------------------ Innovation might be the latest buzzword in Ottawa, but it is so much more than that. It is a ...
Violations of Control Laws and Sanctions Unacceptable
SEP 23, 2016
Ottawa, 23 September 2016 – Christyn Cianfarani, President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), today issued the following statement: CADSI takes the recent accusations of violat...
Canadian Defence Industry a Driver of Innovation-led Growth and Key to Successful Inclusive Innovation Agenda
AUG 30, 2016
Ottawa, 30 August 2016 –At the Inclusive Innovation Agenda roundtable hosted in Toronto today, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) has proposed concrete ideas for the Government of Cana...
Canadian Space Agency Seeks More Female Applicants for Astronaut Recruitment
AUG 04, 2016
The Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) call for Astronaut applications closes on Aug. 15 and the national agency is seeking to increase diversity within its pool of potential candidates. The CSA has received 3,300 appl...
New Report Highlights Critical Economic Impact of Canada’s Defence Industry
MAY 25, 2016
Ottawa, Ontario, 25 May 2016 –Canada’s defence industry contributed $6.7 billion in GDP, $10 billion in revenues and 63,000 jobs to the Canadian economy in 2014, according to a new report developed by Science, Innov...
Un nouveau rapport met en évidence l'impact économique de l'industrie de défense du Canada
MAY 25, 2016
Ottawa, le 25 mai 2016 –L’industrie canadienne de la défense a contribué pour 6,7milliards de dollars au PIB, a généré des recettes de 10millions de dollars et a employé 63000Canadiens en 2014, selon un rappor...
CADSI Partners with CAE and Air Canada for CANSEC 2016
MAY 05, 2016
Ottawa, 5 May 2016 –The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) welcomes CAE and Air Canada as partners for CANSEC 2016, Canada’s premier global defence and security tradeshow hosted at the E...
Defence Industry Calls for Made across Canada Defence Industrial Policy
APR 27, 2016
Ottawa, 27 April 2016 –At the Defence Review roundtable consultation hosted in Vancouver today, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ (CADSI) has called on the Government of Canada to work wit...
CADSI Opening – Corporate Comptroller
APR 26, 2016
The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is seeking to recruit a Corporate Comptroller. Reporting directly to the President, the Corporate Comptroller oversees the financial team and is respon...
Global & Mail Opinion Editorial by CADSI President: Military procurement can help break Canada’s innovation logjam
APR 21, 2016
This article was first published inthe Globe and Mail's Report on Business. ------------------------------------------ Stimulating innovation in the Canadian economy has proven to be one of the hardest things fo...
Article d'opinion dans le Globe and Mail par la présidente de l'AICDS: Approvisionnement militaire peut nous sortir de l'impasse sur l'innovation
APR 21, 2016
Cet article a été publié à l’origine dans leGlobe and Mail's Report on Business. ------------------------------------------ Stimuler l’innovation dans l’économie canadienne s’est avéré être l’u...
CADSI Offers Transitioning Canadian Armed Forces Members Complimentary Entry to CANSEC 2016
APR 07, 2016
Ottawa, 7April 2016 – As part of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ (CADSI) ongoing support of transitioning Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, the Association is pleased to announce that...
CADSI Extends Support and Expertise to Canada’s Defence Review
APR 06, 2016
Ottawa, 6 April 2016 – Christyn Cianfarani, President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), today issued the following statement regarding Canada’s Defence Review: The Canadian ...
CADSI Supports Canada’s Accession to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
MAR 09, 2016
Ottawa, 9 March 2016 – Christyn Cianfarani, President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), today issued the following statement regarding the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UN ATT...
CADSI Budget 2016 Submission to Finance Minister Morneau
FEB 10, 2016
CADSI President, Christyn Cianfarani, wrote to Finance Minister, The Honourable Bill Morneau,on behalf of the Canadian Association of Defence and Secur ity Industries (CADSI) and its one thousand member companies, to hi...
CADSI Congratulates Canadian Armed Forces Staff Appointees
JAN 19, 2016
Ottawa, January 19, 2016 – Christyn Cianfarani, President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of the Canadian Armed F...
Three Steps Toward Better Defence Procurement: Policy Options article by CADSI President Christyn Cianfarani
JAN 12, 2016
This article was first published in Policy Options magazine. ------------------------------------------ With a new government in office, one file that needs attention is how to improve defence procurement. The p...
Trois étapes vers un meilleur processus d’approvisionnement en défense : article de la présidente de l’AICDS, Christyn Cianfarani, paru dans Policy Options
JAN 12, 2016
Cet article a été publié à l’origine dans le magazine Policy Options. ------------------------------------------ Avec l’arrivée d’un nouveau gouvernement, un des dossiers qui nécessitent de l’atten...
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