Who We Are

For more than 75 years, the CDA is still the leading national voice on security & defence issues, which have expanded to include national sovereignty, individual liberty and freedom, and developments around the globe which affect the peace and security of Canada.

Member Associations

The CDA is the oldest and most influential advocacy group in Canada’s defence community, consisting of associations from all parts of the country. The CDA expresses its ideas and opinions with a view to influencing government security and defence policy. It is a non-partisan, independent, and non-profit organization.

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Your organization can join today. Become an integral part of our mission in advocating for the best possible security & defence policies for Canada. You will receive the latest news, get to attend topical roundtables and conferences, and engage with a wide range of members from across Canada.

Announcements / Annonces

Welcome to our New Website!!

The CDA has been working for some time to create a website that is more timely, more accurate, more relevant and useful, and easier to read.  It has proven harder than we expected, but we are beginning to see the results of our work, and now you can start to see those...

Celebrating Canada’s Best

To commemorate the service and sacrifices made by Canadian veterans at home and during international conflicts, the Nepean Museum is issuing plaques to Celebrate Canada’s Best. To be eligible, recipients must meet the following criteria: Must have served with the...

VAC Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund Grant

Did you know that VAC, through The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund, provides grants and contributions to private, public or academic organizations to conduct research and implement initiatives and projects that support the well-being of Veterans and their families?...

Please send any information about events to sean.mcgrath@cdainstitute.ca

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Halifax, Shearwater 100th Anniversary (RUSI NS)
Halifax, Shearwater 100th Anniversary (RUSI NS)
Aug 1 all-day
Go to: http://www.shearwater100.com/ 3 Day event, 1-3 Aug
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Halifax, Shearwater 100th Anniversary (RUSI NS) 12:00 am
Halifax, Shearwater 100th Anniversary (RUSI NS)
Aug 2 @ 12:00 am – Aug 4 @ 12:00 am
Go to: http://www.shearwater100.com/ 3 Day event, 1-3 Aug
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Kingston: RCR Reunion 2018: Celebrating 135 Years of Service to Canada (CIA)
Kingston: RCR Reunion 2018: Celebrating 135 Years of Service to Canada (CIA)
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day
Kingston: RCR Reunion 2018: Celebrating 135 Years of Service to Canada (CIA)
Contact: kingstonrcr@gmail.com See: https://thercr.member365.com/public/event/details/0fdbfc5733f332719a03862f223e00fb03f20de3/1
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Ottawa, Canada at War, 1918 – J Granatstein & Tim Cook on the Closing Months of WWI (CWM) 7:30 pm
Ottawa, Canada at War, 1918 – J Granatstein & Tim Cook on the Closing Months of WWI (CWM) @ LeBreton Gallery, Canadian War Museum
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On the 100th anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Amiens, two of Canada’s foremost experts on the First World War offer fascinating insights into the last months of the conflict. Award-winning author J. L.Granatstein reveals[...]
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Montreal, CF and Veteran’s BBQ & Picnic (CC)
Montreal, CF and Veteran’s BBQ & Picnic (CC) @ Petty Estate
Aug 18 all-day
Montreal, CF and Veteran's BBQ & Picnic (CC) @ Petty Estate
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-canadian-veterans-family-picnic-pique-nique-familial-des-veterans-canadiens-46718950639
Valcartier, Journée Portes Ouvertes (CFMV)
Valcartier, Journée Portes Ouvertes (CFMV)
Aug 18 all-day
Valcartier, Journée Portes Ouvertes (CFMV)
Go to: https://www.quebecregion.com/fr/quoi-faire/evenements/journee-portes-ouvertes-base-militaire-de-valcartier/
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The Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence

SAVE THE DATE 12-13 February, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario ~ Fairmont Château Laurier Join decision makers from the Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence, Public Safety, business, defence and security industry and Academia at the 2019 edition of the Ottawa...