Executive Director’s Perspectives

CANASA's first quarter of 2018 is flying by with exceptional turnout and support coming from our Members at CANASA hosted events. Securing quality speakers focusing on timely topics along with the opportunity to network is a winning formula. Topics covered to date included Communication Technology in Policing; Cyber Security and Cannabis in the Workplace which explored the associated health and safety risks for employers. Attendees all agree that these meetings are a “must attend”. I encourage you to visit www.canasa.org for upcoming events in your area.

The CANASA team continues to reach out to relevant and interesting guest speakers across the country. Here are the highlights of upcoming events:

Sylvain Brouillette, Montreal Director of Airport Security will be the keynote speaker at Security Canada East held in Laval on April 25.  Mr. Brouillette will provide a unique perspective on the Montreal Airport Authority and its role in the security sector.

Security Canada East will come to a close with Casino Night – one of our signature events of the year. We urge all of our members and guests to attend on the evening of April 25th in Laval. 
David Shipley, CEO of Beauceron Security is one of Canada’s leading cyber security experts.  David is frequently called on to comment through various news organizations and has been a frequent guest on Global News. He will be speaking at both our Security Canada Show in Ottawa on May 9th and at Security Canada Central in Toronto on October 24th focusing on the rising threat against smart devices, hacking democracy and the critical need for a 21st century Geneva Convention. Please visit www.securitycanada.com for registration information on these and all 6 of our Security Canada Trade Shows.

Stephen Sayle, CEO of SayleGroup Inc. and SayleSafety Inc. will provide attendees with insight into how his team started a “Safety Culture movement” by launching online Safety Culture training and digital safety apps.  Stephen will be speaking to our Atlantic Council in Dartmouth on April 18.

  And if golf is your game, the CANASA B.C. Regional Council has been hard at work long with the B.C. ASIS chapter to organize the first joint golf event in Richmond, June 14. Space is filling up quickly so please visit www.canasa.org for registration information.

  Finally, membership in the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) has tremendous benefits from industry education to scholarship programs; from networking opportunities to discounts on a host of services. Join today and help support Canada’s not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the Canadian security industry. Visit www.canasa.org for all the membership benefits.