What’s New from the CDA Institute – 27 July 2017

De nos Associations / From our Associations:


Our thanks to the RCAA for pointing out in their last newsletter the posting of the most recent VAC Executive Summary for their Life After Service Survey, which was last conducted in February and March 2016 by Statistics Canada interviewers.  As pointed out in the Summary itself, ” LASS findings have provided evidence to inform the efforts of both VAC and DND/CAF to support transition to civilian life. LASS 2016 findings will continue to contribute to improvements to programs, benefits, communications and outreach, to ultimately improve the health and well-being of Veterans in Canada.”.  With significant place accorded to caring for serving CAF members, their families and ultimately, veterans, these latest LASS results should be expected to play a role in helping craft future personnel and personnel support policies/programmes.



 Upcoming CDA and CDA Institute Events

Vimy Award Gala Dinner
November 3, 2017
Canadian War Museum
Ottawa, Ontario





The Vimy Award Gala Dinner brings together our men and woman in uniform; both past and present, multi-industry leaders, foreign and domestic defence and security representatives, members of Canadian government and Canadian citizens from coast to coast all who wish to be part of this important event and witness the presentation of the Vimy Award.

In 1991, the Vimy Award was established to recognize Canadians who have made outstanding commitments to our national security and defence and towards preserving our democratic values, normally as a life-long achievement and is one of the most anticipated events hosted by the CDA Institute.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Vimy Award Gala Dinner provide to you experience, exposure and return on investment you look for in your sponsorship expenditures. Opportunities will sell out so contact Jennifer Giguere at jennifer@cdainstitute.ca to secure your company’s place at this very important event for Canada.


20th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
October 112-13, 2017
Royal Canadian Military College
Kingston, ON




Celebrating its 20th year, this impressive and well-attended Symposium draws together Canadian and international MA and PhD students; members of the Department of National Defence; members of the Regular and Reserve components of the Canadian Armed Forces including Officer Cadets; as well as scholars, defence industry stakeholders, government officials and leaders, for two days of presentations, discussions, professional development, and networking.

Be seen as the company that supports our industry leaders of tomorrow. By supporting the GSS you are assisting the CDA Institute in our continued efforts in enhancing and expanding educational experiences for students who are investing in the future of the defence and security sector in Canada.  Contact Jennifer Giguere at jennifer@cdainstitute.ca today!

Recent CDA Institute Web Updates/Dernières mises à jour sur le Site internet de l’Institut de la CAD:


The first annual Captain Nichola Goddard “Game Changer” Award

The call for nominations may be found here:




The Annual Vimy Award 

Submissions are now being accepted. Details on the award and how to make a submission may may be found here:


News around the World / Nouvelles dans le monde

CDA Institute contributor Timothy Choi discusses the naval aspects of the new Defence Policy in “Steady as She Goes – But Why?  Assessing the role of the Royal Canadian Navy”  (MLI, 16 June)


International Conference on Veteran’s Issues: VAC announcement on Canadian participation, led by MVA The Honorable Kent Hehr, and the Joint Statement issued at conference end.




The rousing lessons of the Avro Arrow: How Canada can better support science and technology (Globe and Mail, 14 Jul)


Calling in the Army no magic bullet to terrorism threat (ASPI, 17 July)


Moon’s proposed N. Korean talks must not affect partnership (Asahi Shimbun, 19 July)


Libye: Le général Haftar et Fayez al-Sarraj s’accordent sur un cessez-le-feu sous conditions (France 24, 25 July)


CDA Institute Research Fellow Andrea Charron quoted in article on NATO modernisation and cruise missile defence. (CBC, 26 July)


Trump gears up to confront China (Nikkei Asian Review, 26 July)


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