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The CDA represents associations from across the country. Members receive representation to the government on issues of defence and national security.

Regular Member Associations (RMAs)

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Canadian Military Communications and Electronics Network


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Canadian Forces Logistics Association


CIACanadian Infantry Association


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CMIACanadian Military Intelligence Association


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Royal canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers

Naval Association of Canada

Naval Association of Canada


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RCAF

Royal Canadian Air Force

The RCAF Association is Canada’s leading force in aerospace commemoration, education and advocacy. We dedicate ourselves to informing new generations of Canadians about the accomplishments and importance of their country’s air force. We focus on the youngest generation of Canadians, especially those who show interest in an aerospace career, civil or military, by joining the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. And, we support Canada’s aerospace industry representatives across the country, helping them in their mission to enhance national air power for today and tomorrow.

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RCAA

Royal Canadian Artillery Association

The Royal Canadian Artillery Association, founded in1876, represents all members of the Canadian Gunner family in both official languages for teh better good fo the Regiment, its members and the defence of Canada.

RCDCA

Royal Canadian Dental Corps Association

The RCDA is a national charitable organization whose main purpose is to promote the defence of Canada through the Conference of Defence Associations; promote the Royal Canadian Dental Corps (RCDC) as an integral part of the Canadian forces; and promote the esprit de corps of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps Association and the Royal Canadian Dental Corps.


Legion

Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. Our more than 300,000 members in over 1400 Branches across Canada make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families, provide essential services within our communitiies, and remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. Our mission is to serve Veterans, which includes serving military and RCMP members and their families; to promote Remembrance; and to serve our communities and our country.

RCMS

Royal Canadian Medical Services

The Royal Canadian Medical Service (RCMS) Association is an independent, non-​profit organization dedicated to both promoting Canada’s military medical services – past, present and future, and maintaining the RCMS heritage, both the history and the traditions. The Association’s focus is on three main themes: Increasing Public Awareness; Preserving Heritage; and Fostering Esprit de Corps.


Associate Members Associations (AMAs)

Army Cadet League of Canada

The Army Cadet League of Canada


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Army, Navy, and Air Force Veterans in Canada


Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries


CANADA COMPANY

Canada Company

Canada Company is a business-​based, military focused nonprofit, founded in 2006 by Honorary Colonel Blake C. Goldring, CEO and Chairman of AGF Management Ltd. With a deep understanding of the effectiveness of military strategy, leadership and discipline, Canada Company connects the buisness community with military tested resources, and brings veterans together with employers for a seamless transition into the civilian workforce.


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The Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency CFPSA) develops and delivers morale and welfare programs and services to members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their families. These programs and services aim at enhancing the quality of life of the military community and contributing to the operational readiness and effectiveness of the CF.

The CFPSA is comprised of three service divisions: Personnel Support Programs (PSP), CANEX, and the Service Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP). Non-​Public Fund support services such as Human Resources, Finance, and Internal Audit and Review assist the three divisions.


Driving Respect Across Canada

Respect Campaign

In October of 2014 the Canada Company Quebec Chapter members, led by Mr. Doug Bellevue, president of Task Micro-​Electronics Inc., selected a section of the Trans-​Canada Highway in the West Island of Montréal to test a Respect Banner featuring a poppy. The project was well received and the initial participating companies managed to create a significant visual presence along a stretch of the Trans-​Canada Highway.

The test project sparked the founding of the Respect Campaign who with Canada Company and Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services have launched a national banners campaign.


COMMISSIONAIRES

Canadian Corps of Commissionaires

Commissionaires is one of Canada’s leading security providers and the largest private sector employer of veterans. Frounded on the coremilitary values of dedication, responsibility and sense of mission, it employs 20,000 people from coast to coast. It offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, bylaw enforcement identification and fingerprinting services, and security training. The completely self-​funding not-​for-​profit enterprise returns approximately 95 per cent of its annual generated revenue to employees. Its clients include an array of public and private sector organizations.

Dominion of Canada Rifle Association


EUSI

Edmonton United Services Institute

Edmonton United Servies Institute (EUSI) has been established since 1912 with the purpose of furthering the interest of Canadian National Defence and Security. Over the years, it has evolved and strives to educate and inform both the military and civilian communities on current national defence and security issues through high level annual forum disscusions. The EUSI is also mandated to preserve Canadian military history and Canadian values by observing and commenmorating military historical events.

Lethbridge United Services Institute


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The Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project


The Ranger Foundation


Royal Kingston United Services Institute


RUSI

Royal Alberta United Services Institute

The Royal Alberta United Services is located in the City of Calgary. Our vision is to be the premier organization in Alberta linking the public with members of the Canadian military and their role within and beyond the border of Canada. RAUSI provides support to serving military, veterans, youth and serves as a bridge between the uniformed and civilian communities.

RCMI

Royal Canadian Military Institute

Founded in 1890, and celebrating our 125th anniversary in 2015 with new facilities located at 426 University Avenue in Toronto, the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) is a non-​profit private members’ organization that provides a forum to promote education on defence, security and foreign affairs in a unique collegial environment. RCMI publishes a bimonthly journal, Sitrep, of views and opinions on all aspects of defence, international security and foreign relations. The Institute also presents the Peter W. Hunter Award to a participant at the annual CDA Institute Graduate Student Symposium held at Royal Military College.


RUSI REGINA

Royal United Services Institute of Regina

The Royal United Services Institute of Regina was founded December 16th, 1919. It was incorporated as a non-​profit membership corporation of Saskatchewan on January 13th, 1930. The purposes of the Institute include; encouragement of the study of national security issues, promotion of the understanding of the military arts, science and literature, furtherance of our Canadian heritage and traditions, and the support, welfare, recreation and entertainment of its members. There is a primacy of focus on Her Majesty’s Canadian Armed Forces in Southern Saskatchewan, including both the Regular and Reserve Forces of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force.


RUSI NS

Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia

The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia was incorporated in 1928 under the laws of Nova Scotia, and the Lieutenant-​Governor of Nova Scotia is the Institute’s patron. RUSI(NS) supports the advancement of Canadian defence and security affairs, by corresponding with government and the public, educating our communities through publishing and speaking events, and generally raising awareness of the importance of our Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and other defence and security services. The Institute is accommodated at Canadian Forces Base Halifax and has senior officers of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Mounted Police on its board.



Royal United Services Institute of Vancouver

The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia was incorporated in 1928 under the laws of Nova Scotia, and the Lieutenant-​Governor of Nova Scotia is the Institute’s patron. RUSI(NS) supports the advancement of Canadian defence and security affairs, by corresponding with government and the public, educating our communities through publishing and speaking events, and generally raising awareness of the importance of our Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and other defence and security services. The Institute is accommodated at Canadian Forces Base Halifax and has senior officers of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Mounted Police on its board.


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United Services Institute of Nanaimo (North Island) Society


RCMS

Royal Canadian Medical Services

The Royal Canadian Medical Service (RCMS) Association is an independent, non-​profit organization dedicated to both promoting Canada’s military medical services – past, present and future, and maintaining the RCMS heritage, both the history and the traditions. The Association’s focus is on three main themes: Increasing Public Awareness; Preserving Heritage; and Fostering Esprit de Corps.

Contact Us

Conference of Defence Associations
151 Slater Street, Suite 412A
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3
Canada

Telephone: +1 (613) 2361252

Fax: +1 (613) 2368191

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