Community Involvement

WiDS

Community involvement is at the core of our mission. We actively form strategic and academic partnerships, volunteer time and participate in charitable, academic, and industry organizations. We are dedicated to supporting our communities and giving back to them in the same way that they give to us.


Women in Defence and Security (WiDS)

As the patron sponsor for Women in Defence and Security (WiDS), General Dynamics is proud of the work they are doing to promote and advance the careers of women in the defence and security industries. With over 2,000 members who work across industry, government, military, police services, and first responder agencies, WiDS is creating a powerful community network. Our support helps to ensure the overall success and growth of WiDS programs and initiatives.

Courageous Companions

Here at General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, we feel a special sense of responsibility to members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. We are proud to support Courageous Companions – a national charity dedicated to providing service dogs for veterans, and first responders suffering from physical and/or psychological injuries. Our employees are fundraising in an effort to sponsor a service dog.

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FIRST ROBOTICS CANADA

A central theme of our community involvement is to recognize the importance of engineering and technology education. We're proud to sponsor FIRST Robotics Canada teams in Calgary and Ottawa and a number of our employees are team mentors. First Robotics hosts high school robotics competitions where participants learn work-life skills, such as problem solving, time management, conflict resolution, and communications.

CANADA ARMY RUN

Since the very beginning, we have been proud to support Canada Army Run and over the years, it has become an important part of our culture. Not only do our employees participate in the event, they also volunteer their time to support the General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada water station along the course.

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Team Rubicon Canada

By engaging Canadian veterans in continued service through disaster response, Team Rubicon Canada provides relief to affected communities while helping volunteers regain the purpose and identity that is difficult to find upon leaving the armed forces.

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UNITED WAY

We support the United Way in Ottawa, Halifax, and Calgary to help them make a difference in the communities where we live and work. Thanks to the generosity of our employees, we are helping our communities' most vulnerable including at-risk children and youth, those experiencing mental health challenges, seniors, people with disabilities, and many more.