The Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA) is a collaborative SME-focused organization representing the interests of the aerospace, defence, and security industries in Atlantic Canada. ACADA is comprised of approximately 170 industry members and organizations.
ACADA works collaboratively with industry members, provincial and federal government agencies, and other key stakeholders to facilitate strategic industry development on behalf of the region while promoting the Atlantic Canada brand locally, nationally, and internationally.
ACADA members are delivering products and services to the global marketplace in land, marine, air, and space domains for both commercial and defence applications.
ACADA is nationally recognized as the catalyst for the enhancement of Atlantic Canada’s position in the global aerospace, defence and security industry.
We support the Atlantic Canadian aerospace, defence and security industry’s access to current and future opportunities, leading to long-term business success.
We do this by:
ACADA has a mandate to promote and facilitate the growth of our Atlantic Canadian aerospace, defence, and security industries.
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.
ACADA focuses on a number of key initiatives and priorities on behalf of our membership: