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About

About

The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) is Canada’s national trade association space.

We represent

  • industry
  • academia
  • government
  • professionals
  • young professionals
  • all stakeholders in the space industry, locally, nationally and internationally.

CSCA purpose is to support the economic, legal, political and educational interests that advance the Canadian Space and Defence sector.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • The Regulatory Environment:Including legislation and policy development affecting the Canadian space industry. These include Government financial instruments such as tax relief, grants, loans and other economic incentives.
  • Access to Investment Capital:Including the realization of expanding commercial opportunities in space development for Canadian companies.
  • Canadian Space Program Priorities:Including funding programs and direction.
  • Facilities: Including existing infrastructure, potential test ranges, launch sites and others.
  • Building International Interest:Helping Canadian companies in the export market including dissemination of commercial space opportunities.
  • Professional Education and Assistance: For business planning, funding mechanisms and appropriate government and private assistance programs.
  • STEM Education for all ages to grow the workforce of tomorrow and establish a robust pipeline of highly qualified Canadian professionals.

The CSCA is a registered not-for-profit industry organization.

The Space Sector in Canada

There are over 200 companies and organizations actively involved in the Canadian commercial space sector. According to the Canadian Space Agency revenues in 2012, were $3.3 billion, however, the CSCA estimates that grew to $4.2 billion by 2013 primarily through the acquisition in 2012 of U.S. based Space System Loral by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

Canada’s place in the global space ecosystem is growing and we at the CSCA believe the best chapters are yet to be written. Join the Canadian Space Commerce Association today and be a part of Canada’s future in space.