Home | Email Us
Join today! WIDS Home
  Contact Us  
  Sponsorship Opportunities  
  Mentoring Program  
  Career Focus  
User ID:
Forgot your password?
Not registered?


Women In Defence and Security (WiDS) 





WiDS - Event Update 


Lunch with The Veteran, The General, The Chief, and The Commissioner.

Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series, in conjunction with Women in Defence and Security (WiDS), honours women as nation builders in defence and security.

Celebrate our inspirational speakers at a luncheon on

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa from 11:45 am-1:30 pm.
Shaw Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa), Trillium Ballroom
Buy your tickets now @ famous5ottawa.eventbrite.ca
Sponsored by ENBRIDGE in conjunction with the Professional Development Series provided by WiDS.

Lunch with The Veteran, The General, The Chief, and The Commissioner

Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament and Vetran (Moderator)                

Christine Whitecross, Lieutenant-General, Canadian Armed Forces            

Greta Bossenmaier, Chief, Communications Security Establishment             

Jody Thomas, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard

Visit the Events Page for more Information. Registration Link Coming Soon! 

WiDS - Fall Activities

The WiDS' October 5 a 7 Networking Event will take place this Thursday, October 6th

Look forward to seeing you at the Pour House (62 William Street) in the Byward Market in Ottawa for an evening of conversation, informal mentoring and networking. As always, this is a free event and everyone is welcome! 

Our special guest this week is Ottawa Police Service Inspector Sandra McLaren. Insp McLaren has a wealth of professional and volunteer experience who has been recognized for her bravery in the line of duty, her performance excellence and her many volunteer commitments. Prepare to be inspired in this informal network setting. 

Apply Now - WiDS is Accepting Applications for the 2017 WIDS Memorial Scholarship

Do you know a women who is interested in persuing studies and a career in defence and security? Since 2006, the scholarship has awarded funding to female students ranging from $1,000-10,000. Click on 'Scholarship on the left hand menu to review the application criteria and download the application form. 

WiDS to Launch New Web Site this Fall - Important Member Update

WiDS is excited to reveal our new look and improved website experience for all members and guests. Coming soon you will experience a much improved web site with new features including easy member profiles and registration capability for our high value, professional events! We will let you know when it it here. Then, please take a few minutes to update your profile and accept reciept of information from WiDS so we can improve our communications with you.  
WiDS in the News! 
WiDS was pleased to support The National Capital Open to Support Our Troops - PGA Tour! The event took place August 15 - 21st at the Hylands Golf Course in Ottawa. The same course that has been the home of the WiDS / CADSI / CANSEC Memorial Golf Tournament! While WiDS raises funds for our memorial scholarship, we were happy to give back to our community and Support Our Troops fundraising efforts to help mitigate vetran's homelessness. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) as they continue to serve those who serve. 


Explore Our Web Site to Learn More and Become a Member! 


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