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CANASA recognizes achievements in a difficult year

We may not be able to celebrate their accomplishments in person, but we applaud their dedication and service


December 1, 2020
By Patrick Straw

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Each year, CANASA presents awards to the exceptional people who contribute to our association, and more importantly to the standards and integrity of our industry in Canada.

In my almost four years here, I am still overwhelmed by the amount of time and dedication that these people commit. From our board of directors, our team at the CANASA head office and from all of our members across Canada: THANK YOU!

R.A. Henderson Award: Don Budden, Atlantic Security Automation Partners Canada Inc.

This award is given to a member of CANASA who has demonstrated extraordinary achievements in the security industry. Don has been a champion of our industry for decades and his dedication and commitment are unmatched.

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President’s Award of Excellence: Neil Jones, TycoSecurity Products

I think it goes without saying that Neil’s support, time and overall dedication to the association have been integral to the continued success of CANASA.

Outstanding Contributor Award: Gordon Hebb, Wilson Security Ltd.

Gordon’s initiatives on the National Board reflect an open-minded view and willingness to bring our association to the next level through leveraging technology and the combined experiences of our volunteers.

Outstanding Contributor Award: Patti Jones, Telsco Security Systems Inc.

Since Patti began her term as president of the Northern Alberta Regional Council, not only have the region’s member meetings been some of the best attended across the association, she has managed to repair and improve the relationship between the association and the Edmonton Police Service.

Outstanding Contributor Award: Michael Polo, Hall Telecommunications Supply Ltd.

Mike has been a resource for fellow CANASA members and staff and we are thankful for his dedication to the association.

Regional Council of the Year: Eastern Ontario Regional Council

The Eastern Ontario Regional Council has showcased what CANASA is all about. Thank you, Chris Izatt, and the rest of your council for such outstanding dedication and engagement.

Public Service Partner: Wendy Drummond, Toronto Police Service

With many Ontario police services investigating best practices for alarm response programs, Wendy went out of her way to share the experience with the TPS. She participated in our Monitoring Symposium and is still active with her new role in human resources and recruitment.


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