Mission Statement

“To represent the interests of the unmanned vehicle systems community which includes industry, academia, government, military, and other interested persons” 
“To promote public awareness, education and appreciation for the Canadian unmanned vehicle systems community to itself, to Canadians and worldwide.”

Goals

“To provide a single voice for the Canadian unmanned systems community”
“To promote and facilitate the growth of the Canadian unmanned vehicle systems community through education, advocacy, and exchange of ideas and technologies”
“To assist the Canadian unmanned vehicle systems community to achieve leadership in research, development, application, and operations”.

Who We Are

Founded in 2003 by a small group of entrepreneurs and visionaries, Unmanned Systems Canada is a Canadian-registered not-for-profit association representing the interests of the unmanned vehicle systems community. Our objectives are:
  • To represent the interests of the unmanned vehicle systems community which includes industry, academia, government, military, and other interested persons
  • To promote public awareness, education and appreciation for the Canadian unmanned vehicle systems community to itself, to Canadians and worldwide
  • To provide a single voice for the Canadian unmanned systems community
  • To promote and facilitate the growth of the Canadian unmanned vehicle systems community through education, advocacy, and exchange of ideas and technologies
  • To assist the Canadian unmanned vehicle systems community to achieve leadership in research, development, application, and operations.

Unmanned Systems Canada – What we do

As Canadians, we are blessed with the second largest country in the world while inhabiting only a small portion of it with our 33 million citizens. Unmanned vehicle systems, whether they fly, swim or crawl, have a role to play in aiding us in caring for and getting the most of out of this magnificent country. Unmanned Systems Canada aims to help with that vision.
  • We are intensely focussed on enabling the success of our members in meeting their business objectives
  • We enable a network of national and international participants through a world-leading annual conference, workshops and persistent communication, bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • We help promote Canadian industry through an extensive outreach program and through affiliations with like-minded organizations nationally and internationally
  • We represent the sector to public and private sector decision makers and the media
  • We are the recognized voice of the UAS community to Transport Canada as the co-chair of the UAS regulatory development working group
  • We foster our future through a highly acclaimed annual student UAS competition, open to Canadian universities and colleges, a Student Paper Competition, and the Mark Cuss Scholarship
  • We promote the sharing of peer-reviewed knowledge through the Journal of Unmanned Systems
  • We recognize organizations and individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the unmanned vehicle systems sector with awards presented at our annual conference.

Contact:

Unmanned Systems Canada
PO Box 81055
Ottawa Ontario K1P 1B1
General Enquiries:  admin@unmannedsystems.ca
Phone:  613-526-5487    Fax:  1-613-317-1740 or 1-888-973-7919 (toll free Canada & USA only). 
Additional contact emails for the various committees or services can be found on the Contact Us Tab on the right of this page.