What We Do

We provide Canadians from all professional backgrounds with leading Security & Defence policy analysis. Be sure to read our publications, and feel free to contact us should you wish to contribute to our vast library!

Encouraging Canadians

We encourage Canadians to learn more about and support Canadian Security & Defence. We welcome you to join us at one of our many premier events. Through attending, donating, or sponsoring, your contributions fuel our extensive annual program.

Recognizing Excellence

We annually recognize great Canadians through our Awards Program, which includes the Vimy Award, the Ross Munro Media Award, and the Nichola Goddard “Game Changer” Award. Learn more about the recipients and how to nominate a deserving Canadian.

Recent News

CAHIER VIMY no. 35 – Capc Lafontaine sur L’Arctique

L'Institut de la CAD est très heureux de publier la prochaine édition de notre série de Papiers Vimy, cette fois le travail du Capitaine de corvette Jonathan Lafontaine. Avec sa discussion de la représentation du Nord dans le contexte de la défense, il a gagné le prix...

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CDA Institute welcomes Eva Luc

The CDA Institute is pleased to welcome Eva Luc, the first of two interns who will work at the National Office until the end of this academic term in the March/April time frame.  Over the coming months, she will write a number of blogs and a more in-depth paper, as...

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An Out-of-the-Blue Icebreaker Opportunity

The following article was originally published by The Maritime Executive (2 Jan 18) and is reproduced here with kind permission; it can be found here. ~ ~ ~ By Colonel (Retired) Pierre Leblanc I recently attended the Maritime and Arctic Security & Safety Conference in...

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February 22-23, 2018
Chateau Laurier, Ottawa ON


The Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence is largest public conference of its kind in Canada addressing security and defence policy, military capability planning and analysis.

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