CATA is a trusted industry alliance with a mandate to help Canadian innovation thrive. We focus on commercial capabilities and market access for Canadian HQ small and medium technology businesses. The alliance brings together industry thought leaders with academe and policy makers to advocate for Canadian competitiveness. We’re amplifying a bold, confident podium culture amongst Canadian innovators. CATA is home to the National Innovation Leadership Council, a joint body with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police - the CACP/CATA E-Crimes Cyber Council, and is launching a President's Council this Fall. Call for applications open now.

Fast track Canadian small business tech funding to save the economy.

May 6, 2020

President of the first Canadian owned computer systems manufacturer and a Founder of CATA in 1978, supports CATA’s proposal to fast track Canadian small business tech funding to save the economy. To read Bill Hutchinson’s full letter to the Prime Minister click this link.  

Government urged to fast track small tech businesses funding to save economy

May 5, 2020

SUBJECT: Government urged to fast track small tech businesses funding to save economy Earlier this month, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) wrote to you proposing ways to immediately help Canadian owned small business tech companies affected by COVID-19.  My name is Danny Ladouceur and I am writing to you today in full support of CATA’s […]

We’ll need the capability to restart economy once pandemic fades

April 27, 2020

This means ensuring that we have the companies ready to drive future growth—ensuring they survive the pandemic world to help lead growth and job creation in the post-pandemic world. The post-pandemic world will be difficult and there will be no overnight recovery—it won’t be V-shaped. But one thing we can do now is to make […]

Small tech firms urge Ottawa for aid amid pandemic

April 15, 2020

Suzanne Grant, CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), discusses why the group is urging the federal government to create a $3.6-billion emergency fund that would provide zero-interest loans to “innovative companies.”    

Auto tech sector wants financial aid from feds during COVID-19 pandemic: Rob Bostelaar, Automotive News Canada

April 14, 2020

A fast-growing part of Canada’s auto industry is at risk unless the federal government broadens financial aid in the Covid-19 pandemic, a trade group has warned. “What we see is that daily, companies are dropping. And once they drop they’re gone,” Suzanne Grant, CEO of the Ottawa-based Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) told Automotive News […]

Masters Certificate in Innovation Leadership

20Leadersin20Days - Virtual Shift on The Business Leadership Podcast

Weekdays at 0900

We are working with CATA community members and partners to share insight and reassuring guidance for leading virtually through a crisis. We have invited the 20 leaders to be the face of the Virtual shift social media and podcast series. Each weekday, for 20 consecutive days, advice and inspiration for today’s challenges, and an outlook for the other side of COVID-19 will be shared by technology leaders.
Masters Certificate in Innovation Leadership

Masters Certificate in Innovation Leadership

Next session April 27, 2020 to November 27, 2020

The Masters Certificate in Innovation Leadership provides business and public-sector leaders with the critical innovation strategy leadership competencies to help their organizations execute creative responses to tough business challenges. (CATA Members save 10% on program fee.)
READ MORE We want to hear from you
Have your say - moving to a growth culture
Canada's Thought Leaders in Tech and Business...
READ MORE Tax Reform
Call for Priority ACTION ITEMS Re: Tax Reform
Please help CATA put together a list of priority tax reforms; legislative clarifications and modifications to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on tax reform. We need a short list of your thoughts on critical improvements to the tax system that will assist you in capitalizing on your firm’s innovations; and promote your firm’s growth as an internationally competitive, viable Canadian business.

Send ideas, comments and lists for reforms to with Tax Reform as the subject...