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Commissionaires NB/PEI Division Receives Award from Canadian Forces Liaison Council

March 20, 2015

The New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Division of The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires received a Best Practices in Employer Support:  Large Organization award from the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC), presented by New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor Jocelyne Roy Vienneau.

The Commissionaires Division was nominated for the award by Major Andy Royer, a full-time Commissionaire Sergeant, part-time reserve officer, and Officer Commanding B Squadron, 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) in Sussex, New Brunswick.  After serving 35 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, Major Royer transferred to the Reserve Force and joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires.  Commissionaires granted him the extended leave necessary to proceed on his Army Operations Course and his Squadron Commanders Course, which resulted in his promotion from Captain to Major.

Colonel Peter Kramers, Chief Executive Officer of the N.B. and P.E.I.  Division of Commissionaires received the award on behalf of the organization.  “The Corps of Commissionaires fully supports our members who serve in the Reserve Forces by granting extended leave for service abroad or at home, as well as for professional training,” said Kramers.  “They deserve recognition for managing the demands of their civilian work, family life and their service as reservists in times of peace and in conflict.  We are proud to be able to help our men and women in uniform, and we are extremely proud to receive this award,” said Kramers.

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About Commissionaires

Commissionaires is Canada’s premier security provider and the largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded on the core military values of dedication, responsibility and sense of mission, it employs 20,000 people from coast to coast to coast. It offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting, criminal and employee background screening, investigations, and security training. The completely self-funding, not-for-profit organization generates more than $500M in annual revenue, of which approximately 95% is returned to its employees.  Its clients include a diverse range of public and private sector organizations.  

About Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC)

The Canadian Forces Liaison Council is a group of civilian business leaders and educators who volunteer their time and effort to promote Canada’s Reserve Force by highlighting the benefits of Reserve Force training and experience to the civilian workplace.

To arrange for an interview, please contact:

Mandy Chepeka
Communications and Marketing
Commissionaires National Office
T 613 688 0714
mchepeka@commissionaires.ca