"The Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) is composed of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean), the Canadian Forces College (CFC), and the Chief Warrant Officer Robert Osside Profession of Arms Institute; with the mandate to uphold distinction in the Profession of Arms.
The CDA is headquartered at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston, in Ontario.
In accordance with its 2003 Charter, CDA exists to champion lifelong learning, and to promote the professional development of members of the CAF. CDA continues to devote efforts to ensure that the CAF Profession of Arms and Professional Development System remain credible and affordable.
CDA enhances the Profession of Arms and contributes to the defence diplomacy objectives of DND/CAF by creating strategic educational opportunities through effective engagements and partnerships nationally and internationally."