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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind)

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) grows the revenues of its members by creating a collaborative edge — a chain of expanding value that ripples across Canada’s Innovators, Commercializers, Users, and Professionals.

The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector, so that we can all do business together. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies.

Through its competitive Innovation Nation advocacy, CEOs come together to catalyze the development of the Canadian business environment. CATA is the foundation for commercialization, market research, networking, events, access to other associations, and professional development, across the nation.

Add your strength to the collaborative edge — we would like to connect with you!

Support Industry Advocacy and Business Development: Apply for membership today.

How to Join CATAAlliance

Welcome and thank you for your interest in CATAAlliance. Please take a few minutes to read an Open Letter from CATA’s National Spokesperson, Terry Matthews, including a short video from CATA CEO, John Reid, on Why Join CATA.

Now here is a simple four step process to be first in line to receive benefits and opportunities offered through our expanding business networks.


Take a few minutes to review the CATA Advocacy Mandate and Business Resources for a full understanding of the scope, reach and value of our activities. We have set up multiple ways that you can support us financially from crowdfunding options to membership and sponsorship.


Determine from the Membership categories below, where your organization fits.

  • CORPORATE Membership
    For corporations with Canadian offices, typically engaged in research and development activities or selling technology solutions to the Canadian private and/or public sector market.
  • INTERNATIONAL Membership
    For corporations outside of Canada, engaged in a strategic partnership or business collaboration with CATA designed to advance mutual interests.
    (E.g. technology searches, trade and investment promotion, service offering etc.)
  • ASSOCIATE Membership (User Industries)
    For corporations committed to the adoption and use of advanced technology to achieve operational excellence. (E.g. automotive, natural resources, retail etc.)
  • ASSOCIATE Membership (Service Companies)
    Solely for corporations engaged in supporting the technology industries.
    (e.g. financing, consulting, accounting, and legal, etc.)


Call our Membership Co-Coordinator Cathi Malette to discuss financial support options at 613-236-6550, or send her an email with New Membership in the Header and with contact details to We will then have one of CATA’s membership Executives call you to discuss your interests, any special requirements you may have and fee level.


Your application for membership will be sent to the CATA Innovation Leadership Council for approval and within forty eight hours your company can start benefiting from your CATAAlliance membership.