Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association


The issues surrounding COVID-19 have created unprecedented situations for all of us. Our thoughts and efforts are focused towards the membership, especially those who have been advised of temporary layoffs. To this end, in addition to correspondence from your Local Council Executives and processes contained within your collective agreements, please ensure you read the following link:

We will get through this and have some normality returned to our lives

You are welcome to email me anytime at my address below



Click - CALDA National Home/Blog (above) - updated March 23rd, 2020

Email contact: National President (Russ Williams) -


Who are we:

CALDA is a professional association representing the Flight Dispatchers of eight (8) airlines in Canada. Our membership groups include Air Canada, Jazz Airlines, First Air, Air Transat, Sunwing, WestJet, Canadian North and Encore.

What we do:

As Transport Canada certified Flight Dispatchers, our primary responsibility is to ensure that airline flight operations are conducted to standards that meet or exceed government regulations. Priority is always given to safety above all else.

Dispatch Career:

If you are interested in pursuing this rewarding career, there are excellent opportunities for certified Flight Dispatchers. The last few years has seen significant change in the airline industry and certified Dispatchers are in demand. Please see the Dispatch Schools page for more information.

About This Site:

This website is a private site for CALDA association members. A valid account is required. Any inquires or account issues can be addressed to



Mission Statement:

To foster the professional and labour interests of Canadian Flight Dispatchers, while supporting our members in providing a safe Operational Control environment.