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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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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...
Top Requested COVID-19 Business Resources
AUG 04, 2020
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. Sell or buy PPE (personal protective equipment)...
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...
COVID-19 Membership Update - Embedded Contractors, Reopening the Economy, Commercial Rent Assistance
MAY 01, 2020
Dear Member,    Please find below CADSI’s latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisionsand newsaffectingyour business during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Embedded Contractor Grant...
COVID-19 Membership Update - Don’t miss our Defence Industry Check-In! PPE & Sanitization Needs, Wage Subsidy & Commercial Rents, BDC & EDC Effectiveness
APR 28, 2020
Dear Member,    Please find below CADSI’s latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisionsand newsaffectingyour business during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Don't miss our Defence Industry Check-In...
COVID-19 Membership Update – CEWS Applications Open Soon, NRC IRAP Assistance Available, Frequently Requested Resources
APR 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.  Canadian Emergency Wag...
COVID-19 Membership Update – Defending Canada against COVID-19, Cargo Challenges, NATO Innovation Hub, CADSI Weekly Check-In Calls
APR 21, 2020
Dear Member,    Please find below CADSI’s latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisionsand newsaffectingyour business during the COVID-19 pandemic.  CADSI launches webpage to highlight Memb...
COVID-19 Membership Update – Physical distancing guidance for manufacturers, more support for small business, cyber update
APR 17, 2020
Dear Member, Please find below CADSI’s latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisions affecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. PhysicalDistancing Guidelines forWorkplaces Our partne...
COVID-19 Membership Update - Connecting PPE supply with demand, funding for innovators to fight COVID-19, new guidance for managing cyber threats
APR 14, 2020
Dear Member, Please find below CADSI’s latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisions affecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you provide PPE or other in-demand supplies? ...
Update on Government of Canada Export Controls and Review Process
APR 09, 2020
April 9, 2020 –Today the Government of Canada confirmed that the review conducted by Global Affairs Canada of export permits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now complete and the Minister of Foreign A...
COVID-19 Membership Update - Government Concludes Export Permit Review, Share Your Contributions to COVID-19, New R&D Challenge
APR 09, 2020
Dear Member, Please find below CADSI’s latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisions affecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government concludes review of exports to Saudi Arabia; ...
COVID-19 Membership Update — CADSI Launches Weekly Check-In Calls, CBRN, U.S. Government COVID Resource Page
APR 08, 2020
Dear Member, Please find below CADSI’s latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisions affecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. CADSI Launches Weekly Defence Industry Check-in Calls ...
COVID-19 Membership Update – CADSI Secures Clear Federal Guidance on Essential Services that Recognize Defence and Security
APR 02, 2020
April 2, 2020 Dear Member, Please find below CADSI’s latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisions affecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. CADSI Secures ClearFederal Guidance o...
Important notice about CANSEC 2020
MAR 31, 2020
Ottawa (March 31, 2020) - Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries, today issued the following statement regarding CANSEC 2020. Good afternoon, It goe...
COVID-19 Membership Update – PSPC Supplier Update, PSPC Procurement Extensions, Improving your Cyber Security
MAR 26, 2020
Dear Member, Please find below CADSI’s latest update as we keep you informed of policy decisions affecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. UPDATE: PSPC’s Calling All Suppliers Yesterday, C...
Essential Services – CADSI advocating for national approach and defence sector to be declared essential
MAR 24, 2020
CADSI is committed to keeping you informed of policy decisions affecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please find below our latest update. Government of Ontario released itslist of essential service...
COVID-19 Mandatory Closures
MAR 23, 2020
Today, the governments of Ontario and Quebec ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In so doing, they have not yet defined what constitutes an essential activ...
COVID-19 Resource Toolkit
MAR 20, 2020
CADSI has been monitoring the development of the COVID-19 outbreak, relaying your business impacts to government, and helping members resolve their challenges as they arise. CADSI is here to help you. We will be regul...
CADSI's operating remotely
MAR 18, 2020
CADSI is following recommendations from health authorities to help flatten the COVID-19 contamination curve. Our offices will be closed to the public until further noticeand our team will be operating remotely. Thi...
Important notice about CADSI 2019 Annual General Meeting
MAR 16, 2020
As a membership organization, CADSI always puts the health and safety of our community first. As event organizers, we are closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and adjusting to its impact hourly. On Su...
CAF Outlooks 2020: COVID-19 Update
MAR 16, 2020
As a membership organization, CADSI always puts the health and safety of our community first. We are currently exploring all options with our government partners on ways forward to deli...
CADSI’s Statement on COVID-19
MAR 14, 2020
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 adjust...
New CADSI Report: What Canada's allies can teach us about government-industry cyber collaboration
JAN 28, 2020
OTTAWA, ON January 28, 2020 – Canada has lagged behind its allies when it comes to government-industry collaboration in the cyber domain, but a new report from the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industri...
Nouveau rapport de l’AICDS : Ce que les alliés du Canada peuvent nous apprendre sur la cybercollaboration entre le gouvernement et l’industrie
JAN 28, 2020
Nouveau rapport de l’AICDS: Ce que les alliés du Canada peuvent nous apprendre sur la cybercollaboration entre le gouvernement et l’industrie OTTAWA (Ontario), le 28janvier 2020 – Le Canada est loin derrièr...
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