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Beyond Service: Jim Merritt (Edmonton)

June 03, 2018
Jim Merritt followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfathers when he enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1979. His 34-year career took him down many routes, starting as an air frame technician, then switching gears to become a cook. He retired in 2013 as a Chief Warrant Officer. Two

Ontario Police Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance 2018

May 17, 2018
The 19th annual Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario’s fallen police officers took place at Queen's Park in Toronto on Sunday May 6. Police officers from across Ontario, the United States and Europe gathered in Toronto on Sunday to be part of the commemoration. This year, the Commissionaires Great

Beyond Service: Bruce Riopelle (Ottawa)

May 14, 2018
Bruce Riopelle has been a commissionaire with the Ottawa Division for 23 years, nearly matching his 24 years served in the military. Though he had earned a Canadian Forces Decoration medal and a rosette, colleagues noticed his decorations didn’t match his service history; he was missing a second

Commemorating the Battle of Atlantic, 6 May 2018

May 07, 2018
The Battle of the Atlantic service is held annually on the first Sunday of May. It remembers the sacrifices of the brave men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and Canadian Merchant Navy whose lives were lost during the Battle of the Atlantic, as well as all

Beyond Service: Gerry Blais (Ottawa)

May 04, 2018
After 36 years with the military, seven ribbons, and three rosettes, joining Commissionaires was natural for Gerry Blais. In fact, he credits his career in the military as being the reason he joined the Federation. Gerry, who joined our Ottawa Division in 2016, stressed two things when he spoke with

Spring awards season is upon us!

May 04, 2018
Annual recognition of exceptional and long serving employees is important for every organization. It’s crucial to recognize individual efforts and commitment to the organization. Most importantly, annual awards ceremonies and banquets give employees a much needed opportunity to get together and

Imagine being beaten by someone for doing your job

May 03, 2018
Security work is not as simple as many people would have you believe. Our uniformed commissionaires must be alert, constantly assess situations for potential issues, position themselves accordingly, and respond as necessary. While most people respect and appreciate the services we deliver (guarding