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Our History

Since it was founded in Ottawa in 1967, ADGA has been a proud provider of technology solutions and expertise to the Canadian government, Canadian Armed Forces, and other organizations in the public and private sector. 

From its roots as a diversified engineering company, ADGA quickly acquired an international presence as it delivered on critical projects across the globe, from the St. Lawrence Seaway and Port of Hong Kong to transportation infrastructure in Ireland, and the design and install of airport telecommunication systems throughout the Caribbean and Central America. But our closest partners have always been the Canadian government and armed forces, and we are proud of the role we have played in doing the behind-the-scenes work that matters to Canadians. 

In a sector largely dominated by foreign multinationals, ADGA remains family-owned and 100% Canadian to its core. Our client base spans Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the military, public utilities and hospitals, and an array of private sector companies. Our work has even taken us into the stars, with our Space Division providing 100% Made-in-Canada expertise in project management, space engineering, space specialty services provision, and systems for space-based data delivery in near real-time.

Backed by our exceptional people, ADGA takes great pride and responsibility in the role we play in securing, maintaining, and supporting some of our country’s most critical assets.

1967 ADGA Incorporated as a professional engineering firm
1970 Focus on high end satellite communications
1980s Significant International contracts in Ireland, France, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia focused on telecommunications engineering
1986 Expand to Western Canada
1990 ADGA named one of top 25 Consulting, Technology and Staffing vendors to the Canadian Government
1991 Acquisition of AEPOS Technologies
1997 Systems and Software Engineering (WSM)
Early entry into C4ISR Systems
2004 Space Engineering Expansion
European Space Agency
2010 Acquired ADGA IT Systems
Toronto, Canada
2012 ADGA named one of top 10 Consulting, Technology and Staffing vendors to Canadian Government
2014 Ownership of ADGA transferred to Françoise Gagnon
2015 Kingston Software Development Facility
2016 Launch of Converged Security Practice
2017 Strategic Advisory Council
2018 Acquisition of Presidia Security Consulting
2019 ADGA named one of top 10 Consulting, Technology and Staffing vendors to the Canadian Government
2021 ADGA is ranked 31 of 100 top defence companies in Canada

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