News articles feature Commissionaires and our staff as they appeared in local or national newspapers or websites.
Good neighbours: Airport security workers honoured
The Times Columnist - Pedro Arrais: 4 May 2013 - Al Paterson recently accepted the Commissionaires Governor General award on behalf of the Airport Security Department of Victoria International Airport.
Security Company Training Standards not Uniform
The Daily Gleaner - Michael Staples: 8 April 2013 - Canada’s Corps of Commissionaires is pushing for standardization of training for security companies in the province.
The organization believes a standardized policy is needed to ensure clients that members are trained to an appropriate level.
The Right Stuff: How does the guarding industry draw – and keep – the best people for the job?
Canadian Security Magazine - Vawn Himmelsbach: January / February Issue - The guarding business has always been tough, from attracting and retaining employees to competing with new technology. And last June, when a G4S guard allegedly turned on his co-workers at the University of Alberta, killing three and injuring one in a foiled heist, it pointed to some of the industry’s concerns.
Security training in Thompson
Thompson Citizen - Matt Durnan: 7 November 2012 - The Commissionaires security group paid a visit to Thompson the week of Sept. 17 through 21 to provide security officer training to a group of individuals young and old, male and female.
Commissionaires on Campus Security
University Manager Magazine: Fall 2012 - There’s little argument that today’s colleges and university campuses have changed. The advent of emerging technologies, the introduction of sustainable practices and the push for greater student autonomy have had a tremendous impact on shaping the new landscape. Yet perhaps the biggest change has come in the form of increased campus safety and security.
Esprit de Corps: Changing With the Times
Esprit de Corps: September 2012 - For 87 years, Commissionaires has had the mandate of providing meaningful employment for the men and women who have served the Canadian military and moved on to civilian life. It’s a mandate they continue to live by. “Because our social mandate is employing veterans, we think we fit very nicely in that continuum of opportunity for veterans when they transition out of the forces,” explained Bill Sutherland, chairman of the national board of directors for Commissionaires.
Commissionaires: Changing One Uniform for Another
Shoulder to Shoulder: September 2012 - “Commissionaires actually do a lot more than just pass-control, which is what most veterans would know us for,” says Julie Graveline, who heads up Business Operations for Commission- aires Manitoba. The former naval officer waited five years before making the short jump from a Canadian Forces (CF) career to a position with Commissionaires. After a career spent watch-keeping on the bridge and specializing as a Sensor and Weapons Controller in the navy, Graveline decided that when she got back into the workforce she wanted a career with an organization she was familiar with. She says she found it in Commissionaires.