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Women In Defence and Security (WiDS) 



This year’s Memorial Scholarship application process is now closed. 
Please check back in mid-2016 for information on applying for next year’s scholarship.


Thousands of women are working at all levels of Canada's defence and security industries in the public and private sector including command management and executive level positions.

Are you one of them? Do you aspire to joining the rapidly growing ranks of women and men who have discovered the excitement and challenge of working to keep Canada and the world secure?

 Then Women in Defence and Security Canada (WiDS) is an exciting new organization for you:

  • WiDS promotes the advancement of women leaders in defence and security professions across Canada;
  • WiDS provides its members with a forum and activities for professional development, exchange of ideas and experiences, and expanding networks;
  • WiDS supports women pursuing careers in defence and security through the annual WiDS - FeDS Memorial Scholarship and Events, both formal and informal, offering networking and mentoring opportunities for members.  

WiDS is affiliated with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), an industry-led association of more than 550 member firms in the defence and security industries in Canada.

Who you'll meet:

WiDS provides an opportunity to meet interesting people, entrepreneurs and innovative leaders of today and tomorrow including:  

  • Presidents
  • CEOs
  • Sales and marketing execs
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Police officers
  • Government officials
  • Military personnel

WiDS is also for men.

If you’re interested in recruiting some of the brightest and most talented women in the world of security and defence to your company or department, then WiDS is the place to be.

The WiDS network.

WiDS is a forum for women to network across the entire defence and security spectrum. Our networking activities include:

  • Business luncheons
  • Golf tournaments
  • Charity events
  • Conferences
  • Receptions
  • Workshops

Contact the President or any member of the Executive or wids@wids.ca for more information.  Tel: 613-235-5337, ext 30.


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Women in Defence & Security   wids@wids.ca   Tel: 613-235-5337   Fax: 613-235-0784