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Women In Defence and Security (WiDS) 




Announcing the

WiDS 2016 Annual Memorial Scholarship Award Ceremony

In honour of Sergeant Margaret Joan Eve, Ontario Provincial Police

(July 29th, 1962 - June 9th, 2000)

Join Us: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 – International Women’s Day - at 0730 hrs

WiDS is honoured to be remembering Ontario Provincial Police Officer, Sgt Margaret Eve through the WiDS 2016 Annual Memorial Scholarship. In June, 2000, Sgt Eve made the ultimate sacrifice. While responding to an incident, she was struck by a transport truck while standing on the shoulder of the Highway 401. Sgt Eve, her two colleagues and the civilians present were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Margaret died from her injuries - the first female OPP officer to die in the line of duty.

Due to the continued support of WiDS members and sponsors, this year’s scholarship will award $10,000 to 2 deserving women studying and pursuing careers in field of the defense and security.

Thank you to our Gold Event Sponsors: CAE and Thales Canada

For more details and registration click here or select on the menu to the left.

 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