Sponsorship Opportunities

We count on your support

Women in Defence and Security (WIDS) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the defence and security industries.  WiDS supports this mandate through a program of events that contributes to three strategic pillars: scholarship, professional development and networking. To successfully execute these events, WiDS depends entirely on the financial support of organizations through cash and in-kind sponsorships.


Sponsors get significant exposure at WiDS high calibre events, on new updated WiDS’s website, in highly-visible locations at our networking and professional development events and in our monthly email newsletters and on our marketing material.

Our anchor events, such as the WiDS Annual Memorial Scholarship Award Ceremony and WiDS / CADSI Annual Memorial Golf Tournament prior to CANSEC, provide great sponsorship visibility and are considered premier networking events not to be missed.  Participation in WiDS professional development events is also growing and, the calibre of attendees is impressive. The last several events have drawn over 350 members of the defence and security industry together.

Sponsoring a WiDS event pays: Not only do our sponsors solidify their commitment to workplace diversity and gender equality by harnessing the potential of the entire workforce, they ensure their organizations draw out the best of our high quality, high caliber events and activities. With government and industry base that is looking to demonstrate support of these values - the visibility your organization can achieve through support of WiDS activities has never been better. 

How does Sponsorship Work?

There are a variety of sponsorship levels and events available. Some sponsorships can be in-kind. Others start from as little as $500 then move to Bronze, Silver and Gold level sponsorships for individual events. 

We are looking for a Patron Sponsor. The Patron Sponsorship provides significant exposure and aims to support new, longer term WiDS initiatives, including professional development and mentoring programs.

WiDS sponsorship packages are negotiable.

For more information or to discuss in-kind contributions, please contact our VP, Sponsorship and Affiliations.

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