The Western Canadian Defence Industries Association (WCDIA) was
formed to promote and foster business growth for Western companies
in the defence industry. The focus of developing strength and opportunities
for small to medium enterprise (SME’s) is at the core of the
Originally underwritten by VariSystems Military Inc., it has now
turned a corner and boasts a new Board of Directors, a new home
and a new web presence. Anchored by Canada’s 3rd Largest Defence
Event – WestDef provides value to members by attracting prime
contractors, integrators, defence personnel, government representatives
and fellow SME’s.
Looking forward, WCDIA plans to launch a series of networking events
across the west. These “Rendez-Vous” are meant to share
best practices, showcase capabilities and provide quality networking
while bringing together members and attract new ones. The year will
draw to a close as members and guests gather together at the “Final
Rendez-Vous” in Ottawa at CANSEC 2013.
WCDIA would like to thank Kevin Pelletier, Kres Slattery and Norman
Leach for their participation and contributions throughout the inaugural
building of the Association.