Welcome to the Conference of Defence Associations
Who we are.
Established in 1932, the Conference of Defence Associations is an umbrella organization for 36 member associations who represent over 400,000 active and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
We are a connector in the defence & security community in Canada that provides influence and visibility for member associations towards national engagement, as well as a hub where Canadians interested in matters of security & defence can converge for events, research, and analysis, as well as mentorship opportunities and job searches.
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Partnering with the CDA Institute means positioning your business at the centre of Canada’s defence and security community and engaging proactively in thought leadership and solutions thinking on defence and security policy. Our events and articles attract defence & security decision-makers and thousands of practitioners throughout in Canada and internationally.