About Us

CFN works as a team, pooling its expertise. All members of the team are committed to serving clients to enable successful business solutions, and our clients have full, unrestricted access to the entire team, thus ensuring that a full range of expertise is available to deal with any particular issue.

The Partners and Associates are acknowledged experts in understanding the issues, opportunities, and risks involved in competing for major government projects. They know from firsthand knowledge and experience how risks can be minimized and problems solved.

The Ottawa office focuses on the federal government departments and agencies headquartered in the nation’s capital. The Ottawa-based team provides well-informed advice and targeted assistance that can best be derived from this central location, given the proximity and access to government information sources and events on a daily basis.

The CFN presence on the East and West coasts has developed to meet the demand in these regions. More specifically, in Halifax, our subsidiary firm, CFN Consultants (Atlantic) Inc, services the aerospace and defence industry in Atlantic Canada. It is also well-connected with the governments of the Atlantic provinces and has expertise in areas beyond the traditional defence and security focus of the Ottawa office. These areas include ocean technology and environment, and involve work to assist with policy development, program evaluation, legislative reviews, research and development opportunities, and the overall innovation agenda. In a comparable manner, our associates in the CFN satellite office in Victoria BC have developed a network of companies, and can also draw upon assistance from Ottawa as needed.

Throughout the CFN network, the broader team pulls together to coordinate activities and share information, all with the goal of better serving our clients.

 CFN approach

Experience

The extensive experience which the members of the CFN team have gained through previous senior government, military, and industry appointments is formidable. This depth of knowledge enables CFN to interpret government requirements accurately in terms of operational need, limitations of budget, areas of flexibility, options available, and potential trade-offs.

CFN can help devise a winning strategy including teaming and consortia arrangements that will provide clients with an edge on the competition.

CFN knows the government bureaucracies well and can refer clients to the key policy formulators and decision-makers most relevant to a given project.

Extended Relationships & Affiliations

Through direct association with other firms, CFN can tap into a wider network of highly professional consultant groups to assist clients, particularly in the area of new business development.

For example, CFN has developed close working relationships with firms providing highly specific, in-depth expertise on political lobbying or public affairs. Similarly, CFN works with affiliates who specialize in the mechanics of successful proposal writing in a Canadian context. Such affiliations increase the depth and breadth of services that can be offered, and these relationships extend the CFN team's ability to address client needs even further.

Proven Record

Over the years, CFN has established itself as the premier government security and defence consultancy in Canada, with a proven record of success working with both Canadian and international companies. The constant evolution and refreshment of our expertise keeps CFN on the leading edge of new developments.

The Partners and Associates of CFN are well known to the leaders of both industry and government and have earned the respect of both for their capabilities, judgment, integrity, experience and discretion.