Ottawa Conference

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.

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