Canadian Infantry Corps Association
The Canadian Infantry Association, a Defence Association, was formed in 1912 to promote the best interests of the Canadian Army by representing the infantry (later (Royal) Canadian Infantry Corps) through:
The CIA has concentrated on influencing political, public and military affairs through the processes of resolutions, position papers and strategic lobbying.
The Association created Branches across Canada, and was one of the 12 constituent member associations of the Conference of Defence Associations.
The stated objective of the CIA is: "to promote and improve the esprit-de-corps and general efficiency of the Infantry Arm of the Canadian Armed Forces and to cooperate with other arms of the service for the promotion of general efficiency."
The Canadian Infantry Corps Association (CIA) remains active in the 21st Century.1
1. Thank you to Major P.F. Dawson, CD, AdeC, Vice-President (Atlantic) for his correspondence in February 2024 to suggest corrections to this page.