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Commissionaire prevents wanted man from fleeing the country

Commissionaire John Hutchison has been awarded a CEO Commendation for his composure and vigilance. Thanks to him, a wanted man was kept from boarding an aircraft until police arrived.


Halifax Port Authority Awards Multi-Year Security Contract to Commissionaires

Halifax, NS – Commissionaires Nova Scotia has been selected by the Halifax Port Authority for the provision of security-related services, including surveillance monitoring, patrolling, and access control. The initial term...

Hidden Risks in a New World: Assess Your Business’ Security for Today’s Threats

By Stephen Grant, Risk & Resilience Advisor, Commissionaires

“Masks camouflage the faces of good and evil. Keeps hidden what is a truth and what is a lie.” - Patti Roberts...

Holiday Greetings to our Commissionaires

A Message from the Board Chair

2020 has been a challenging year for us all, and particularly for the fine commissionaires that report for duty across the province and at...

The pandemic gave two commissionaires the time to write and illustrate their first book

‘The Story of Santa’ children’s book tells the tale of how Santa came to be.
By David Whittaker

Dean Forrest has been meaning to finish his children’s book for years...

Situational Awareness in the Era of the Mask

By James Taylor, Commissionaires Nova Scotia

Situational awareness is the act of being aware of everything around you at a moment in time. It is your internal skill set that...

Commissionaires Welcomes New Board Chair

Commissionaires Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the two-year appointment of Deputy Commissioner (Ret’d) Steve Graham, OOM, BA, MBA, as Board Chair.

We thank our outgoing Chair, Cdr (Ret’d) Hickey...

The Lonely Security Guard

By Stephen Grant, Risk & Resilience Advisor, Commissionaires Nova Scotia

Resilience has become a watchword of our times. It captures our desire to overcome our current dilemma through positivity, hope...

Shining a Spotlight on the Women of Commissionaires

October is Women’s History Month in Canada. According to the federal government, it’s a time to "celebrate the women and girls from our past, and our present, who are contributing...

Securing a Brave New World

By Stephen Grant, Risk & Resilience Advisor, Commissionaires Nova Scotia

The world will change. Whether for good or for bad is yet to be determined and rests largely in our...

Forbes recognizes Commissionaires as one of Canada’s best employers for the fifth consecutive year

Ottawa, ON (February 7, 2020) – For the fifth year in a row, Commissionaires has been named one of Canada’s top 300 employers by Forbes Magazine. Commissionaires is the only security...

Three Commissionaires receive Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

The Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Hon. Lawrence MacAulay presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to 29 recipients at a special ceremony in Hamilton on July...

Chris Lythgo confirmed Commissionaires National Chair

Retired Col. Chris Lythgo, CD was confirmed National Chair during the Commissionaires’ Annual General Meeting held today in Winnipeg. He replaces retired Vice-Admiral Duncan (Dusty) Miller, CMM MSC CD RCN whose three-year term had concluded.


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Corps Rapport

The annual publication that celebrates achievements and stories of our commissionaires, and the continued support we provide veterans and communities across the province.

Stakeholders Report

The annual public report of Commissionaires Nova Scotia’s activities in support of its mandate.