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CANASA Update: New initiatives, speakers, standards and more

It’s been a busy time here at CANASA. Just some of the highlights I think you’ll be interested in hearing about include:

July 24, 2018  By Patrick Straw

Security Canada

Security Canada held its Security Alberta trade show in Edmonton on May 30 following a very successful show in Ottawa earlier in the month.

Attendance at all of the Security Canada events continues to be strong as attendees flock to the various venues to see the latest products, services and security technologies on offer from a wide array of exhibitors.

Plus, Security Canada Ottawa presented a keynote address by David Shipley, founder and CEO of Beauceron Security. His detailed presentation explored how the current state of cybersecurity impacts government, military, private-sector organizations and individuals.


David will be presenting his up-to-date findings at Security Canada Central on Oct. 24 in Toronto.

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Bill Moore, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

The CACP is the national association dedicated “to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of the people of Canada.”

Their mandate is to work to pursue the “safety and security for all Canadians through innovative police leadership.” Visit www.cacp.ca for more information on the association.

CANASA is exploring a number of opportunities to work with this important association and I hope to announce my participation on a committee along with Richard McMullen, past president of CANASA.

ULC standards on cannabis

Along with the important opportunity to work with the CACP, CANASA has been approached to participate on a ULC Standards Committee on cannabis. CANASA will bring a unique perspective to this committee owing to the association’s national perspective and wealth of knowledge of security-related issues.

This committee will assist in “the development of a standard for Canada that can be applied across the country to assess the safety and security of buildings, facilities … including devices, equipment and systems utilized in the cultivation, processing and production of cannabis.” Visit www.canada.ul.com for all the details.

Mark your calendars

Security Canada Atlantic takes place in Moncton on Sept. 12. Security Canada Central rounds out the 2018 national trade show program in Toronto, Oct. 24-25. Mark your calendars and please visit www.securitycanada.com for more information on these important security events.

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2018 issue of SP&T News.

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