Who we are.
The Conference of Defence Associations Institute is a non-partisan, registered charity organization that conducts research and education programming on defence and security.
We host major events including the Ottawa Conference on Security & Defence (est 1932), the Montreal Climate Security Summit, and the Vimy Gala.
A Voice of Reason.
Through our flagship events, fellowships, awards, scholarships and other activities, we sustain a community of experts and practitioners who care about Canada’s role in the world and we foster a facts-based, peer-reviewed, and rational approach to Canadian defence and security policy. We field experts in the media and as witnesses to Parliamentary committees.