CANASA continues to move forward: Expect 2017 to be memorable with 40th anniversary

Steve Basnett, Danielle Paquin and Stéphanie Roy
Monday December 19, 2016
Written by Steve Basnett, Danielle Paquin and Stéphanie Roy
It has been another productive and memorable year for the Canadian Security Association.

We hosted over 50 member meetings, events, golf tournaments and trade shows from coast to coast. Our membership has grown, as have the Security Canada trade shows with four of the six shows setting new attendance records. In fact, many trade show exhibitors were pleased to see the growth in new attendees and potential customers this year. Be sure to visit www.securitycanadaexpo.com to save the dates for 2017. Media coverage included features in CBC, SP&T News, the Vancouver Sun and the Toronto Star. We also re-established partnerships with important industry stakeholders, introduced new offerings to our affinity program and strengthened our relationship with local police services.

Next year is shaping up to be just as exciting! CANASA will be commemorating its 40th anniversary by reminiscing on all of the association’s achievements and celebrating with members throughout the year. The final celebration will take place at Security Canada Central, where we will be proudly co-hosting the 2017 Monitoring Symposium with the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA).

Following the departure of CANASA’s Executive Director in early October, the National Board of Directors mandated the senior leadership team to deploy an innovative action plan for 2017 that will take us into the next 40 years of representing the security industry in Canada. As a team, we eagerly accepted this challenge and look forward to accomplishing strategic goals, while finding new and inventive ways to serve members.

As 2017 is an election year, we look forward to welcoming new volunteers as well as a new Executive Director who will help us to challenge the status quo in an industry that is in constant evolution. In the meantime, we will continue to deliverer quality events, enhance our value proposition, provide our volunteers with greater support and tools, and together we will work tirelessly on raising the standards for our industry.

On behalf of the CANASA staff, we thank members and volunteers for your generous support and we look forward to working with you and celebrating CANASA’s 40th anniversary at events across the country!  


Steve Basnett is the director of trade shows and events; Danielle Paquin is the director, of governmental affairs – Québec; and Stéphanie Roy is the director of marketing, communications and membership for CANASA.

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