Commissionaires British Columbia (CBC) is a member division of Commissionaires, Canada's premier security services provider. We serve the mainland of BC, including the southern interior and northern communities, with a network of five local offices and over 1,250 well trained, dedicated employees. CBC utilizes our deeply rooted knowledge of the communities we serve to provide each client with highly effective security solutions. We provide guarding and related security services to our many high profile, diverse clients, such as ports, airports, courthouses and state of the art commercial facilities. We also offer enforcement services to RCMP and municipalities throughout the province, as well as identification and training to government, corporate clients and individuals. Drawing on 87 years experience protecting Canadians and their property, our unique combination of knowledge and integrity has made us the region's most trusted security partner.
CEO, Commissionaires BC
Chris Mitchell spent his formative years growing up in West Africa, returning to Canada in 1998. From there, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces, Infantry Corps, and enrolled in the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), where he first completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Business Administration. He later went on to receive a certificate in Health Services Management, a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, and finally his Masters in Health Studies – Leadership. In 2010, Chris was awarded the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation by the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).
Chris’s strong leadership foundation was established throughout his infantry experience. He later transitioned into military healthcare administration where he lead non-clinical operations and emergency support for the military’s busiest medical clinic. In 2010, Chris transferred out of the military to a new role with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, where he lead a team that developed, administered, and evaluated chronic disease programming. In 2012, Chris moved to Revera Inc. as the Executive Director for the Capilano Care Centre, where he was responsible for leading a blended clinical and administrative management team in delivering exceptional care to residents. He later transitioned to the Provincial Director and was accountable for the strategic direction, performance and welfare of eight Revera long-term care homes in BC.
Chris recently served as a board member of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA), and had the pleasure of working with a team that developed strategies aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of provincial health systems.
His diverse experience spreads over multiple provinces with government, non-profit, and private healthcare organizations, and has established him as an expert in people-leadership and Canadian business.