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Invictus is more than an event; Invictus is a mindset

October 05, 2017
“I am.” That’s a very powerful phrase. These two words, “I” and “am,” together, followed by specific characteristics, give people the power to define themselves. The effect of this kind of mind-over-matter is not to be downplayed. It can deliver the strength you need to stand up when the world seems

Podcast: Commissionaires and Invictus Games a natural fit

October 01, 2017
The eight days of Invictus Games Toronto 2017 were packed with action, inspiration and emotion. It's hard to believe the 2017 edition of the Games is now over. The crowds gathered to see the competitors arrive at the Air Canada Centre and the sold out stands inside the arena were loud and proud

Podcast: Transitions and purposeful work

September 28, 2017
This episode features excerpts from an interview with commissionaire Russ Treadwell, and a speech delivered by Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan. Russ Treadwell has been a commissionaire for three years. He joined our Northern Alberta Division after seven years of service, leaving because, as

Podcast: It takes a village

September 27, 2017
It's hard to believe we're already half way through #GuardingTheGames. It turns out that many months of careful planning and coordination is critical to ensuring everything runs as smoothly as possible with 1,500 volunteers, 550 athletes (from 17 countries), plus family, friends and the public

Podcast: Finding perspective while #GuardingTheGames

September 26, 2017
Welcome to episode 4 of the Commissionaires podcast! We had the pleasure of chatting with Jermaine Griffith, a commissionaire on site at the Pan-Am centre who has been profoundly impacted by The Invictus Games Toronto 2017. Additionally, you'll hear from a few more commissionaires and their

Podcast: Meet some #IG2017 commissionaires

September 25, 2017
It's day 3 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 and competition is in full swing. We're thrilled to share some stories from our commissionaires #GuardingTheGames. We've spoken with new and long-time commissionaires, both veteran and civilian about how their experience with #IG2017 has been, and what

Podcast: You will be inspired

September 24, 2017
General (Ret'd) Walt Natynczyk, Deputy Minister of Veteran Affairs, kicks off this show. For this episode, we recap the first day of competition with a focus on the powerful statements made at the kick-off press conference. Included excerpts from the press conference (in order) are: Melanie Harris

Podcast: The Pilot

September 22, 2017
In addition to sponsoring and providing security for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 (#IG2017), we're trying something new and launching our own podcast! Brought to you by CNO's public affairs team, you will be exposed to the soothing voices of podcaster extraordinaire, Mark Blevis, and podcaster

Commissionaires Recognized with Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

September 14, 2017
Commissionaires is more than a security company. A large number of commissionaires across the country volunteer their personal time to help improve their communities in one fashion or another. A few commissionaires with our Great Lakes Division were recently awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for