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Women In Defence and Security (WiDS) 






1. The 2017 WIDS Memorial Scholarship Application is NOW AVAILABLE!

  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. 

2. The WiDS' Monthly 5 a 7 Networking Events are Cancelled for July and August 

We will resume 5 a 7's with a new approach in September! 


3. WiDS to Launch New Web Site this September - Important Member Update

WiDS is excited to reveal our new look and improved website experience for all members and guests. In September, members will receive a request to update their profile and accept reciept of information from WiDS so we can improve our communications with you.  
4. WiDS in the NEWS! 

The 2016 WiDS/CADSI/CANSEC Memorial Golf Tournament took place on Tuesday, May 24th at the beautiful Hylands Golf Club in Ottawa. The event was a great success. Thank you to our sponsors and over 100 golfers who enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and networking.

Check out the Canadian Military Family Magazine's article on the event




Thank You to Our 2016 Golf Tournament Luncheon Sponsors 

 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