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Women In Defence and Security (WiDS) 



WiDS News and Event Information

Mark Your Calendar for the WiDS Annual General Meeting & Winter Warm Up reception


Details: Wednesday, January 11th @ The Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa. AGM from 5 to 6 pm with reception to follow.

This important meeting reviews accomplishments over the year and highlights future goals. Members will vote for open WiDS executive committee positions and recruit committee volunteers. Please attend, we want to hear suggestions and feedback from our members. The winter warm up reception will recognize members of our executive, advisory board and community in general who have made important contributions over the years. The event is free. Hope to see you there.

Thank you for attending our December 5 à 7! 

Thank you to our special guests from Public Safety Canada: Director General, Cybersecurity Branch, Colleen Merchant and Diector General, National Cyber Security Directorate Suki Wong. Everyone enjoyed the excellent networking and the business card prize draw. 

Esprit de Corps Magazine is looking for a few good women

Nomination deadline: January 9, 2017. More info: espritdecorps.ca/women-in-defence-2016

Following up on two previous special editions, Esprit de Corps magazine continues to help break down the barricades by introducing readers to the high calibre of talent women bring to the defence community. Over the past years, forty women have been recognized, not only for what they’ve done professionally, but for who they are personally. Nominations for 2017 are now open. If you know someone who deserves to be profiled, whether they are serving soldiers, politicians, journalists, advocates, academics or industry executives, send a note to: nominations@espritdecorps.ca

Heads Up! WiDS will be holding a special professional development - speed mentoring event in conjunction with the Esprit de Corps Breaking Down the Barricades award reception in April 2017.  

Still Working On It! New Web Site Coming Soon. 

WiDS is excited to reveal our new look and improved website experience for all members and guests. We are a little behind with this launch but it is coming soon! The new site will provide great opportunities for sponsors and other supporters to be profiled more professionally and with more impact. 


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