Consultation 2022:
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

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About the initiative

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is pleased to launch a series of nationwide consultations to determine a long-term vision, strategy and plan for a collaborative aerospace innovation network in Canada.




Have your say and help shape the future of Canadian aerospace innovation!

Join us, as we develop a plan for a Pan-Canadian innovation network that will be responsive to the opportunities and needs of each region. With a plan and model in place, the industry will be well-positioned to strategically leverage investments, as is being done in other jurisdictions including France, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Who Can Be Involved

AIAC is hosting consultations open to all those with a stake in the future of the industry – AIAC members and beyond.

Our Steering Committee and Working Groups for Consultation 2022 are industry-led, with some of the top industry leaders playing leadership roles.

Shape the Future of Aerospace Innovation in Canada

Join our consultations and provide your input and feedback on these important questions:

• What are the main barriers you face today related to innovation and competitiveness?
• What opportunities would a cohesive, integrated aerospace ecosystem unlock — for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and growth beyond?
• Where are the biggest gaps right now when it comes to aerospace innovation in Canada?
• What are the biggest strengths to be leveraged? Where are the greatest opportunities?
• From your perspective, what would be the single most powerful enabler of the sector’s transformation?

This is YOUR plan

We need your input as we define the next 50 years of Canadian aerospace innovation.

Join a Consultation Session

Register now for one of the consultation sessions happening this April.

Peter Hall, Chief Economist, Econosphere Inc. and former Chief Economist at Export Development Canada, will be moderating the conversations.

Register today

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April 13: 10 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Small & Medium Enterprises

April 13: 2 pm – 4:30 pm EDT


April 14: 10 am – 12:30 pm EDT

British Columbia & Alberta

April 14: 2 pm – 4:30 pm EDT

Atlantic Canada

April 26: 10 am – 12:30 pm EDT



April 27: 10 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Join a Working Group

There are opportunities for industry members to participate in working groups around the following topics:

• Network Strategy & Governance
• Business Model & Sustainability
• Intellectual Property Policies

Please contact us for more information about how to get involved!


Complete the Survey

It’s not too late to have your say as we develop our pan-Canadian strategy. We have a generational opportunity to develop a plan to strategically leverage investments across the sector.

Why Participate?

If you didn’t attend one of the consultation sessions this is your chance to provide feedback as we develop a plan for a Pan-Canadian innovation network;

If you did attend a session, we’d like to hear from you again, even if you think your ideas have already been raised. We’re tracking the number of times each issue is mentioned so all feedback helps.

We want to hear from you! Your feedback is important and we need it to provide a thorough report for release late this summer.

Our work continues on the development of our strategy as Working Groups will begin to meet in the coming weeks to delve deeper into three key aspects of the plan: the Business Model & Sustainability; the Network Strategy & Governance Framework; and IP Policies.

The valuable consultation and survey feedback will play an important part in this work.


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About AIAC
For 60 years, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada has worked with its members to develop what is today the ninth-largest national aerospace industry in the world. By collaborating with industry and with government to develop products, services, programs and policies that enhance Canadian aerospace companies, AIAC helps the industry to invest, innovate, and develop best-in-class capabilities in the civil, defence and space sectors. Learn more about us here.