Cfn consultants

Founded in 1983, CFN is Canada's leading consultancy specializing in aerospace, defence and public safety procurement. CFN's Partners and Associates have particular expertise in dealing with the Canadian Armed Forces and the departments and agencies of the Government of Canada that are involved in aerospace, defence and public safety procurement.

With experts in defence requirements, government procurement, contracting, Socio-Economic and Industrial and Technological  Benefits (offsets), and the defence industry, CFN can assist your company to successfully engage with the federal government.  In this regard, CFN assists clients with their engagements with National Defence, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard, Canada's regional development agencies, the RCMP, and other departments and agencies.

Who we are

  • Strategic Advisors

    CFN provides advice and counsel on current policy, government processes, financial plans, technical requirements and government priorities to promote clients’ products and services.

  • Facilitators

    CFN assists with the realization of business objectives and linkages among stakeholders through our extensive network and knowledge of government procurement.

  • Analysts

    CFN employs the extensive experience and expertise of its consultants to conduct strategic business analysis in support of advancing clients' interests.

  • Solution Providers

    CFN provides expert guidance to clients in resolving and over-coming challenges to achieving their goals.

  • Consultants to Governments

    CFN conducts studies for and provides analytical expertise to government departments on a broad range of defence and security issues. We are the experts in defence and security related government procurement.  We have a proven track record of helping our clients – large and small – to win defence and security business.

  • Consultants First

    CFN focuses on providing excellent consulting advice to both our private sector clients as well as the government.  We are not political lobbyists, however, some support requested by our clients does involve activities defined as ‘lobbying’ in Canada, and we therefore comply strictly with the requirements of the Lobbying Act. Throughout, our focus is on ‘navigating’ the bureaucracy of government, from which requirements and projects most often evolve.

About Us

Since its founding in 1983 a talented group of Partners and Associates have contributed to CFN's growth and success. In addition to our main office in Ottawa, CFN has an Atlantic presence in Halifax, CFN Consultants (Atlantic) Inc., and a Pacific coast office in Victoria. CFN offers services that cover the full range of requirements in the defence and security environment. The CFN team offers clients a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience gained from our background in senior positions with the Canadian Armed Forces, the Government of Canada and the aerospace and defence industry.