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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

Seitelbach: Sur les interventions Françaises au Sahel

  French President Emmanuel Macron visits French troops in Africa's Sahel region.   Deux semaines après son élection à la Présidence de la République Français, Emmanuel Macron s’est rendu le 19 Mai 2017 à Gao au Mali, en tant que chef des armées, pour rencontrer les...

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The Asia Foundation: 2017 Afghan Survey Results

Dr. André M. Levesque, CDA Institute Research Fellow, attended the 20 November presentation on the findings of The Asia Foundation's 2017 Survey of the Afghan People and the associated discussion of the trends in citizens' views over time. This annual nationwide...

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2017 Vimy Award Gala Dinner

The 2017 Vimy Award Gala Dinner was nothing short of a success! Annually, the Vimy Award Gala Dinner brings together those who wish to celebrate the lifelong achievements of a deserving Canadian who has made a significant contribution to Canadian security & defence...

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Overton: On The Canadian UN PK Pledges

The CAF will be looking for many more Canadians like Lt(N) Anne-Marie Day for the full suite of missions that the CAF will be conducting in the future, UN or otherwise. Photo: DND/LS Dan Bard, FIS "Getting it": What "Being Back" with UN Peacekeeping Means Matthew...

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Law: On America’s Next Terror Attack

David Law   The likelihood of a serious terrorist attack on the United States or its assets abroad has significantly increased with the most recent political developments stateside.  In particular, the ongoing controversy about the travel ban for nationals of several...

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