Commissionaires Blog

Welcome to Commissionaires’ blog! As a leading security provider and Canada’s largest private sector employer of veterans, we’ll keep you up-to-date on security industry news, security tips and techniques, and profiles of our team members.

It’s never too late to reward a job well done

June 21, 2017

The International Association of Business Communications (IABC) Canada, Ottawa Chapter, held its final event of the season last night. The event included an award ceremony during which Thornley Fallis received a Silver Leaf award for its work on the Commissionaires’ 2015 Remembrance Day campaign.

The 2015 Remembrance Day campaign was multi-dimensional. It included a national survey, as well as video and infographic elements. The overarching idea behind the campaign was to shed light on both Canada’s modern veteran and the older veterans we typically honour on Remembrance Day.

I have the best job in Regina!

June 16, 2017

South Saskatchewan commissionaire, Norbert Philippe (retired RCMP), won the Deputy Minister’s Commendation Award for his participation in creating a Canada 150 video.

The Agriculture Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Departmental Awards ceremony was held June 15. The program included three categories: Gold Harvest Award, Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Science, and Deputy Minister Commendation Award. 

Thank you, Dan. Welcome aboard, Chris.

June 12, 2017

Dan Popowich, CEO of Commissionaires British Columbia, is retiring Thursday (June 15). Chris Mitchell will take over as CEO and will waste no time transitioning into his role.

Invictus Games Toronto 2017: Our commissionaires have your back

June 7, 2017

Support of veterans is why Commissionaires was founded, and we have never shirked that mission.
--Tom Reimer, CEO, Commissionaires Manitoba

Exciting times are upon us! It’s been just over one-week since I became a commissionaire, and I can’t believe all the interesting activities and initiatives we are participating in, especially those coming in the next few months.

Commissionaires is hosting Canadian Armed Forces Day at the RBC Canadian Open

May 17, 2017

Commissionaires is partnering with Golf Canada to host Canadian Armed Forces Day on Saturday, July 29, 2017, as part of the RBC Canadian Open.

All current and former members of Canada’s Armed Forces can register for a free “military pass” that will provide access to the tournament grounds and upgraded access to venues. We’re also inviting immediate family members of our Forces members and veterans to make this a truly memorable day. 

Greg Noakes' quick-thinking saved a life

May 5, 2017

Our commissionaires are known for being committed, passionate and hard-working individuals. They stand out from the pack due to their desire to be a part of something more significant than that as individuals. They care about the communities they live and work in.

Recently, the quick-thinking of Greg Noakes emphasized the values that define Commissionaires.

Ray Mulholland (aka Tinsel the Clown) receives 70th anniversary award of merit

April 21, 2017

Ray Mulholland is known by his colleagues for his role as a top-notch supervisor at the Chalmers Hospital parking facility in Fredericton.

What many people don’t know is that Ray plays another prominent role in the community.

Ray is Tinsel the Clown, known for his mastery of the magic of balloon manipulation.

In 1966, Ray joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp in New Brunswick and spent the next 29 years serving in the Canadian forces. During this time, Ray was posted in Germany from 1977-81—a time that he recalls as the best four years of his life.

Former commissionaire named one of BC Business' 30 under 30

April 18, 2017

Alistair Vigier, a veteran of the Canadian Army and Commissionaire from 2011-2014 has recently been named one of the BC Business 30 under 30.

Alistair joined Commissionaires Victoria in 2011 where he played a key role on the marketing and business development team until 2014. He had an excellent experience with the team and used the knowledge and insight that he gained to foster his entrepreneurial spirit.

“The Commissionaires were a great stepping stone for me,” said Alistair. “Most of the staff at the office were veterans, so I fit right in.”

Commissionaire Lee Dudas recognized for quick response and attention to detail

April 10, 2017

Commissionaire Lee Dudas was presented with an Administrative Recognition and a commemorative coin for his response to two incidents while working at his site at the Lethbridge Public Library Main Branch.  

Commissionaire Nick Dunning Ensures Veterans Won’t Be Forgotten

April 5, 2017

Even for busy Commissionaires, there is always time to take up a hobby.

Deciding to forgo stamp-collecting and knitting, Nick Dunning creates incredibly lifelike and historically accurate depictions of military battle scenes to honour Canada’s veterans.

Nick’s passion and hobby is fitting. His father spent time with the Royal Canadian Air Force and his mother mastered the fine art of copper-working in India.

But when it comes to his inspiration, Nick finds motivation through his appreciation for Canadian military efforts.

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