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At CANASA, we have identified a number of initiatives for 2019 that will see the association increase our influence and efforts within the profession and the public as we continue to build awareness of the issues revolving around all things security.


February 7, 2019
By Patrick Straw

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Recent initiatives have been put in place as CANASA expands the focus on providing security professionals with the tools to assist them in their day-to-day operations.

The following information is an outline of the services provided to assist industry professionals:

Advocacy: CANASA participates in a number of industry-related organizations ensuring that members are up-to-date on the latest issues. Some of the organizations where CANASA participates includes the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, ULC, ASIS, Crime Stoppers and fire and safety associations across Canada.

Security Canada: The country’s leading security shows will look to continue the growth experienced in 2018 by once again producing six shows in major centres across the country: Laval on April 24; Ottawa on May 8; Edmonton on May 29; Richmond, B.C. on June 19; Moncton on Sept. 11 and culminating with the largest security show in Toronto for two days on Oct. 23 and 24. Information on all of the Security Canada shows is available at www.securitycanada.com.

Council events: Members are encouraged to attend the important industry events held throughout the year organized by the various CANASA regional councils.

In 2018, we saw a number of important events designed to provide relevant information to members’ businesses. Key experts and leaders in their respective fields participate throughout the year. Watch for all the details at www.canasa.org.

Education: This is a vital component, ensuring that our members stay competitive. CANASA offers a number of courses that provide insight and guidance into how to grow and maintain members’ businesses, such as the Alarm Technician Course.

In addition, CANASA offers opportunities through the Professional Security Knowledge Network; Safety Culture and STAM interactive training courses via our Affinity Partners. More information can be found at www.canasa.org.

Not a member of CANASA?

For more on membership and how to join Canada’s national security association, please contact erepper@canasa.org or call at 1-800-538-9919 extension 223.

Patrick Straw is the executive director of CANASA.

This story appeared in the January/February 2019 edition of SP&T News Magazine.