Naval Association of Canada

Ottawa Branch

Upcoming events

    • 4 Feb 2019
    • 19:00 - 21:30
    • HMCS Bytown

    Our Guest speaker for February will be Mr. Gordon Venner, Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of National Defence.

    Mr. Venner will provide an update on the steps that DND is taking to implement the "Stong, Secure, Engaged" Defence Policy.

    Mr. Venner was appointed as Associate Deputy Minister for the Department of National Defence.  Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Venner was Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) from July 2014 to Oct 2017. 

    Previously, he has held the following positions within the Government of Canada: Assistant Deputy Minister, G8 Sous-Sherpa and APEC Senior Official, at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada; Assistant Deputy Minister for the Middle East, Maghreb and Afghanistan in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Foreign and Defence Policy in the Privy Council Office; Director General of the Middle East and North Africa Bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He has also served as Director of the International Economic Relations Division at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade where he was responsible for G8, APEC, and OECD issues.

    From 2004 to 2006, he served as Canadian Ambassador to Iran. From 1996 to 2000 he was Counsellor at the Canadian Mission to the European Union.

    Mr. Venner holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario.

    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

    The Society of Naval Architects and Maritime Engineers (SNAME) and the Canadian Institute of Maritime Engineering are the co-sponsors of the Maritech 2019 conference "Full Speed Ahead: Firing on All Cylinders" 

    This year's conference will be held in the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, and has for its theme the rebirth of the Canadian maritime technology sector.

    More information is available on the conference website at

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