CATA's mission is to move Canada to 1st place or an A grade in Innovation and Competitiveness. We do so under the rubric of the Competitive Innovation Nation Campaign with Core Planks and a Working Agenda for Advocacy Initiatives.

Federal liberals promise better innovation funding but CATAAlliance says the government is really chopping billions

July 23, 2017

What Has Happened to SR&ED in the last Decade? with CATA’s Sr.VP, Russ Roberts from CATAAlliance on Vimeo. In this video, Russ Roberts, CATA’s Sr. VP, Tax, Finance and Advocacy talks about what has happened to SR&ED tax credits in the last Decade (view briefing note) and some of the causes of  the dramatic reduction […]

Call for Community Crowdfunding Support to Help Advance Innovation Advocacy

July 22, 2017

Dear community members, Terry Matthews, Chairman, Wesley Clover International and a CATA spokesperson launched a new crowdfunding advocacy site to get support behind CATA’s community based competitive innovation nation advocacy platform and we would  like for you to register your support today. I know you understand the importance of community and momentum! Have a look […]

The case for the creation of the Next Version of Innovative Solutions Canada: Competitive Innovation Nation Advocacy

From Left to Right: Michael J Kelly, Dean, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Dan Wasserman, CATAAlliance, Procurement Advocate,  Sir Terry Matthews, National Spokesperson, CATAAlliance, and John Reid, President & CEO, CATAAlliance. The case for the creation of the Next Version of Innovative Solutions Canada Live Stream Video Release (Thursday, May 25th at 2 pm EST): […]

CATA Leadership Council member, Alex Braskow, responds to Op-Ed Article on Outsourcing

July 19, 2017

The recent op-ed article – When the public sector is Outsourced, Canadians suffer – has some serious misunderstandings.  It is written by the President of the Union, thinly disguised as a recruitment drive looking for more membership revenue! The premise is that employees deliver better results and more cheaply.  Given that about 40,000 employees work […]

Leverage CATA’s Platform of Resources to Engage & Influence Decision Makers on Key Issues affecting Enterprise Growth, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Leverage CATA’s Platform of Resources to Advance Advocacy today! ++ Action Item: Review the 3 Question communique below and then contact CATA CEO, John Reid at with any issue or topic requiring action by the CATAAlliance team of experts. CATAAlliance ( has created a powerful set of resources, including outreach to a one million […]

Call to SR&ED Claimants: Complete the 2 Question Tax Credits & Innovation Incentives Survey: CATA Tax & Finance Advocacy

July 18, 2017

CATA estimates that in the 7 years between 2009 and 2016 that the Aggregate SR&ED tax credits delivered by the CRA has gone down by $5.3 billion dollars. Take a few minutes to view the video below on what has happened to SR&ED in the last Decade, and then review CATA’s SR&ED briefing note: […]

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