2022 Scholarship Award Winners Announced

CANASA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Scholarship Program.

CANASA continues to recognize the importance of a post-secondary education and looks forward to continuing to grow this important program. Details will be available on the eligibility and criteria for 2023 in the near future.


Shelby Armour
British Columbia



Balraj Dhaliwal



Emma Clark
Eastern Ontario



Moaiz Javed
Central Ontario



Shane Renolds



Scott Opichal
Northern Alberta


Quentin Hickey


Michel Deveault-Labelle


Samantha Edwards
Southwestern Ontario



"I have had the opportunity as an installer out in industry to get a hands-on approach at how various systems work and the important role they play. Security, surveillance, and access systems work hard and timelessly in the background to provide us with safety and security which we take for granted.

"I had the privilege of attending my community college and completing electronics engineering technician diploma and getting a design and newest technology approach to learning these systems.

"Looking back at how the security industry changed, and where we are today, I can say with confidence that the future looks exciting as far as opportunities are concerned. I very humbly thank CANASA very much for the opportunity to be accepted as a recipient and will do my best to continue my studies into the science and technology behind it."

- Quentin Hickey, 2022 Nova Scotia Community College Winner

"As a child of someone in the Security Industry, I have been indirectly involved my entire life and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the Scholarship Program. I would like to thank CANASA for this scholarship that will help me to continue my studies at the University of British Columbia."

- Shelby Armour, 2022 BC Regional Winner

"Completing the CANASA Scholarship application this year allowed me to explore the safety and new technology of our society, while also reflecting on how this industry plays a role in my area of study going into the Social Work Program. This scholarship is a great help to support me in my education. This opportunity has allowed me pull focus onto my studies and relieve worries about secondary education finances. I am so thankful for this opportunity and I know this will lead to my future success."

- Samantha Edwards, 2022 Southwestern Ontario Regional Winner

"CANASA’s scholarship fund has given me the opportunity to use my experience in the security industry to support my education, and in time help future generations reach their potential. - Scott Opichal, 2022 Northern Alberta Regional Winner Security Systems have always fascinated me. This scholarship has helped me in building more interest and gaining more knowledge about its implementation in real world"

- Balraj Dhaliwal, BCIT 2022 winner