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Canada enacts legislation to fight modern slavery in supply chains – Will Be In Force Jan 1, 2024!!!

Implementing The National Indigenous Economic Strategy (NIES) in your Organization!
Webinar, August 31, 2023 1:00 PM EDT

Authored byJ.C. McKissen
4 Tips that will make you a better sales negotiator!

Optimizing Ship Safety & Lifecycle  Maintenance Using Structural Health Monitoring
Whitepaper – Light Structures AS

On December 5th, Vice Admiral Angus Topshee, Commander of the Royal
Canadian Navy made a presentation for the Naval Association of Canada.
Here is a recording of his speech, for your information

Vice Admiral Angus Topshee, Dec 5 speech

WINDExchange – U.S. Department of Energy – Controlled Goods Program: A new web-portal for online registration

– WorkBoat + Wind Presents post-webinar materials
Power Point presentation
Link to audio presentation
** If the video does not open immediately press play (bottom left corner)

– Seizing Opportunity: Developing a winning proposal
Seizing Opportunity: Developing a winning proposal

– Beyond Defence: Securing opportunities for all kinds of Canadian businesses with the U.S. Department of Defense
Beyond Defence: Securing opportunities for all kinds of Canadian businesses with the U.S. Department of Defense

– Marine Industry Supply Chains of Canadian Shipyards in the Era of the National Shipbuilding Strategy
Supply Chain Presentations

– Terrestrial Energy and L3Harris Technologies to Develop IMSR Generation IV Nuclear Power Plant Simulator
Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®)

T&T press release

– Defense, Transportation, and Infrastructure Opportunities in Canada’s Arctic
Free Webinar

– Vestdavit Newsletter Edition May 2020
Vestdavit designs, supplies and supports tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea.

– WIF 2020 Participants, Here are some key things you should know to plan for you day at the Western Innovation Forum.
WIF 2020 National Defence Procurement

BDC Overview

Innovation Canada

ITB Policy

Defence Procurement

– Canadian Navy’s Innovation Platform, Planbox.
Send them your idea, they might fund it and be your first customer!

– Grow your business.
Find programs and services that could help.

– COVID-19 Business Support Information

– Business Opportunities Conference & Networking Reception –

Controlled Goods Program: a new web-portal for online registration
Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster
Good Afternoon Colleagues,

We are happy to advise you that today we joined Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, the “Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster (NGen)”.

It helps by:

Matching companies.
Big and small.

We promote technology adoption, skills improvements and greater collaboration between technology and manufacturing to help Canadian companies of all sizes navigate the global shift to advanced manufacturing.

Technologies That Will Shape The Future

Do you know the three BIGGEST mistakes companies make when they want to win business from the U.S. federal government at its fiscal year-end – September 30th?
You will learn:

How to avoid the three biggest mistakes can that hurt your chances of winning work from the U.S. federal government
How to get U.S. federal Contracting Officers to return your call
What kind of things they buy easily at FYE
When federal small business certification suddenly makes a difference
And the 3 easy steps you can take right now to drive more business before September 30th
Join Judy as she brings you all this and more with our special guest, Emily Harman
Former Director, Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs
Principal at Emily Harman Coaching and Consulting LLC
Host, ONWARD Podcast

This is one complimentary webinar you do not want to miss. Click below to register!
BONUS: Want time in the hot-seat to talk about your situation, live? Email

Boeing: Commercial Market Outlook

How to Write LinkedIn Lead Generation Messages That Command a Response

4 ways women can set themselves up to become a future CEO

Now featured on – Tenders from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

State of Canada’s Defence Industry 2018


State of the Canadian Aerospace Industry 2019

Understanding the Space Economy

The Canadian Government recently held an information session on the major expenditures it plan on making in the next few years in the marine sector. Here is a copy of the presentations made that day:

Cdn. Coast Guard 10 Year Vessel Maintenance, Refit, and Vessel Life Extension Calendar

Information Source on Canadian Grants and Contributions

The Canadian Space Agency Awards 31 Grants for its FAST Program – SpaceQ

Chamber of Marine Commerce Launches New Website

Fundnews. Federal Budget Funds $11.7B Increase in Grants and Incentives

Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan

CADSI Report: Greater collaboration on military cyber-defence essential for keeping Canada safe from foreign attacks

New Canadian Space Strategy Released 

Government of Canada selects design for Canadian Surface Combatants

Maritime 2050: navigating the future
The government’s vision and ambitions for the future of the British maritime sector.

SNAME – The International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals: Eastern Canada Section
Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers 

Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers 

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects 

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology 

Naval Officers Association of Canada – Ottawa Branch 

Submariners Association of Canada 

Chamber of Marine Commerce 

Chart of the Week: “Global Risks in 2019”
Rich Visual Content for the Modern Investor. 

Parcel Courier Service Could Use Winged Boats

New funds at Regional Development Agencies across Canada 

Cyber Security – High Stakes for the Space Sector

Federal Marine Procurement Outlook presentations (FMPO decks Nov.2018)
“Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), with the support of the Department of National Defence (DND), the Department of Fisheries and Ocean (DFO) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Transport Canada (TC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) will be presenting a content update to the federal marine procurement outlook session presented last April during Mari-Tech 2018 in Victoria. Building upon the information presented, the WebEx will provide the very latest update on upcoming procurements in areas such as small vessel construction, vessel repair, refit and life extension, in-service support, sustainment, vessel chartering, disposal and other special projects in the realm of marine equipment. It will also provide an update on proposed and ongoing actions resulting from the four regional industry engagements sessions.” The WebEx was carried out November 20th, 2018.<
Capital Investments in Transport Canada’s Ferry Vessels and Terminals, November 20, 2018
RCMP Marine Procurement Fall 2018
Canadian Coast Guard Procurement Outlook Update, November 2018
Federal Marine Procurement Outlook – Department of National Defence
Marine Commodity Management – Marine Industry Consultation Update

Tips for Presenting to the Federal Government – 2 very interesting articles

Knowing Canada’s Regional Differences For Those Planning On Doing Business 

The new NAFTA: This is every chapter in the agreement
The new agreement between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico includes 34 chapters and 12 side letters. There’s lots of fine print.
by Maclean’s Oct 1, 2018

Canadian Conference Board of Canada
Building Cyber Resilience

Eight ways to prepare your organization for the legalization of marijuana 

JWM Consulting LLC Cyber Hygiene for Executives and the Impact on Corporate Finances.

ISED & CADSI Release the State of Canada’s Defence Industry Report of Canada’s Defence Industry Report

Future Fighter Regional Forum Presentations
Future Fighter Regional Forums

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military. DARPA has been responsible for funding the development of many technologies which have had a major effect on the world, including computer networking, as well as NLS, which was both the first hypertext system, and an important precursor to the contemporary ubiquitous graphical user interface. For more information visit and check out the Opportunities/Solicitation for the latest request for information.

Foreign Comparative Testing Program (FCT)

The FCT is a US DoD program to test and evaluate foreign defence equipment to determine its suitability for U.S. Special Operations or any of the Armed Services requirements, or for mission area shortcomings. Projects are nominated annually by Special Operations and the Armed Services to the Office of the Secretary Defense (OSD). After a congressional review, the OSD provides funding to relevant Project Managers for testing and evaluation. FCT funds are used for leasing or purchasing and testing of foreign equipment. After successful testing, the sponsoring Organisation provides funds for production procurement. The FCT program is managed and administered by the Foreign Comparative Office located at:
1931 Jefferson Davis Highway
Crystal Mall 3, Suite 101
Arlington, VA 22202
Visit the US DoD Website:





Budget 2018: Learn more about the Top 3 funds in play

How are AR and gamification reshaping the learning and development journey?

More information on The IDEaS Program

Summary of the 2018 US National Defense Strategy>

ABCMI Supplier Development Day, Nov. 2017. Presentations delivered on the day by Thales Canada, BC Ferries and Seaspan.
Thales Canada
Seaspan: Victoria Shipyards
Seaspan: Vancouver Shipyards

When Corporate Innovation Goes Bad — The 110 Biggest Product Failures Of All Time

Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s Defence Policy 

Defence Acquisition Guide 2016 

Defence Acquisition Guide 2015 

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How To Impress Your Boss When You’re Not Receiving Feedback

Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online for first time

These Five Cognitive Biases Hurt Investors the Most

Summary of provincial and territorial research & development (R&D) tax credits as at June 30, 2017. 

The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program will create more work-integrated learning placements for students
The program will focus on occupations in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and business 

Thales Canada Seeking New Suppliers for $5.2 Billion Canadian Navy Project 

Seaspan Shipyards Supply Chain Conference
Download the presentation materials from Supply Chain Conference in Halifax on 5 September 2017. 

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
(CETA) is a progressive trade agreement that upholds and promotes the values that Canada shares with the EU. Canada looks forward to implementing this landmark agreement with its European partners in 2017.