Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association

Our Mandate

The ACADA has a mandate to promote and facilitate the growth of our Atlantic Canadian aerospace, defence, and security industries.

The ACADA plays an important leadership role as the regional voice and facilitator for strategic industry engagement and has a proven track record as an effective vehicle for harmonizing national and global promotion and advancement of the sector in Atlantic Canada.

The organization has been an instrumental contributor to the exponential growth of the SMEs involved in the industry, growing the sector (both directly and indirectly) by 150% over the last 12 years.

Our Focus

ACADA focuses on a number of key initiatives and priorities on behalf of our membership:

  • Workforce & Talent Development – Support member needs by advancing workforce capacity development in the region to build the skills of a 21st century A&D workforce.
  • Enhanced Competitiveness – Promoting and facilitating business excellence approaches to help member companies become more competitive.
  • Business Development – Improve economic impact of business development opportunities through effectives preparation and market access.
  • Industry Promotion – Serve as a collective voice to champion Atlantic Canadian interests in the A&D sector.


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