February 18th, 2016
February 17, 2016 marks the beginning of a 3-year hospital security contract with Island Health awarded to the Corps of Commissionaires (Victoria, the Islands and Yukon Division), Vancouver Island’s largest and most experienced security company. The Commissionaires will provide static and mobile security, alarm response and patient watch services to 21 Island Health facilities across the South, North and Central Island territories. Commissionaires Victoria the Islands and Yukon is one of the 15 private, not-for-profit Divisions that form the Canadian Corps of the Commissionaires across Canada, whose mandate is to provide meaningful employment to military and RCMP veterans, as well as other Canadians of good character.
The Island Health contract will create meaningful full and part-time employment for over 60 commissionaires annually for each of the three years in the contract term, which also has provision for up to four one-year extensions by the agreement of both parties.
John Dewar, CEO of the Commissionaires, “We are particularly pleased to partner with Island Health because this contract provides engaging security work for our employees and an opportunity for them to serve the Island communities in which we live”.
With about 1000 employees, CVIY is the largest, most experienced security company on Vancouver Island, providing peace of mind to government and private sector clients since 1937.