Our story

About Calian

At Calian, how we do business is just as important as the business we do. This is reflected in our values—the principles that guide the decisions we make every day.

Our story

Calian was formed more than 40 years ago in Ottawa, Canada, on September 27, 1982. The company went public in 1993 and became Calian Group Ltd. on April 1, 2016. The company stock is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGY.

In 2019, Calian announced a four-segment structure—Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning and IT & Cyber Solutions—to better represent our diverse set of solutions.

Calian has a long-standing history of financial stability—a feat that has been enabled by our corporate culture and overall commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations. The company’s continued growth has been both organic and through acquisition.

Our value principles

At Calian, how we do business is just as important as the business we do. This is reflected in our values—the principles that guide the decisions we make every day.


We hold ourselves accountable for the actions we take. Our duty is to help the world move forward. We place our customer interests first and deliver on the promises we make. We empower our customers, partners and employees to succeed.


Effective collaboration delivers better solutions. We embrace our diversity and collective experience—and put it to work on behalf of our customers. We work effectively together, providing our customers with quicker problem solving and more innovative and effective solutions.


At Calian, solving complex problems is our passion. We engineer innovative, creative solutions to difficult, complex challenges that affect us all. We solve customer problems by bringing the right solutions, technology, people and partners together.


Respect is a fundamental pillar that underpins our success. It’s the glue that holds our diverse fabric together, enabling us to work cohesively towards common goals that benefit our customers. We value everyone and treat people with dignity and professionalism, which also helps us attract and retain top talent.

Customer commitment

Business problems are ultimately human problems. Everything we do is measured against the confidence, progress and success of our customers, our partners and our employees. We are honest, work hard and are a pleasure to deal with.

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Partner and innovate with Calian

Join us to help the world communicate, innovate, learn and lead safe and healthy lives.


Social responsibility at Calian

Committed to social responsibility.

ESG—more than a buzzword.

Our vision builds on our mission, values, historical commitment to social responsibility and key competencies. It provides a framework and focus for our activities and corporate communications related to ESG (Environmental Social Governance).

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Your service inspires us.

Proudly welcoming  100+ veterans to our team every year

Their expertise enriches our solutions, and hiring military spouses is our heartfelt way of giving back to the defence community. We’re committed to being there for you, in and out of uniform.

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Relocating? We’ve got you covered.

3,700+ family members connected with family doctors

Our partnership with the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services ensures that military family members are connected with family doctors, hassle-free.

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Building a resilient defence community together.

$650,000+ in corporate giving

We are woven into the military community’s fabric, our support extending to renowned organizations and causes. We’re not just about business; we are about building a supportive and resilient defence community together.

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Engaging in research that matters.

Our contributions to significant research projects and our focus on environmental safety are unwavering. We’re front-runners in compliance with environmental laws and continually innovate to lessen our ecological footprint.

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Committed to exceeding expectations.

30+ Indigenous community engagements

With a published Indigenous engagement policy, Calian sets out the framework and guidelines for all Calian business activities while being wholly committed to meeting—even exceeding—the five per cent Indigenous participation requirement on all federal contracts.

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Global innovation for connected, safe and healthy lives

Explore Calian's four business units below.

Advanced technologies

Stay innovative and future-ready with adaptive technological strategies.

IT and cyber solutions

Guard your digital assets with state-of-the-art security solutions.


Navigate healthcare with solutions that prioritize your community's well-being.


Empower your team to achieve with targeted training solutions.