Women in Defence and Security (WiDS) aims to promote and support the advancement of women in careers related to Canadian defence and security.
WiDS is developing a community that works together to transform culture.
A powerful network with three strategic pillars:
Investment in our future leaders
The WiDS Scholarship & CGAI Fellowship are awarded annually in recognition of outstanding students pursuing higher education related to Canada’s defence and security.
WiDS Scholarship Breakfast
Talent is universal - Opportunity is not
WiDS’ professional development events are well-designed, high-value learning sessions. Bringing role models to the table, developing leadership skills and enabling opportunities for growth at all stages of your career.
WiDS Speed Mentoring
WiDS Workshops & Sessions
A network for transformation
WiDS enables networking and mentoring opportunities for both men and women at all stages of their careers. Our members care about diversity and want to enable positive change.
WiDS Membership Composition
In 2005, WiDS was initiated by a small group of women from industry and the military. They aimed to build a network to support and promote the advancement of women leaders in defence and security professions.
Today, WiDS has over 2,000 members who work across industry, government, military, police services and first responder agencies. Members include men and women at various levels of their career.
PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.
LEADERS WHO ACTIVELY MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE.
Membership is free and offers many great benefits, so come join us!