Founded in 1955, ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets — people, property, and/or information.
Represented in Canada by 11 Chapters serving over 2,000 individual members, there are more than 100 Canadian volunteers who work to bring members and non-members alike access to local education and networking, and provide a vital connection to programs offered by ASIS International globally.
For 2022, we are welcoming some new leaders in various chapters across Canada, from East to West:
|Atlantic Canada #202||Sean Scrivener, PSP|
|Quebec City #281||Jean-Benoit Bolduc|
|Montreal #196||Denis Bourget, CPP|
|Ottawa #140||Dan Corriveau, PSP, CPP|
|Toronto #193||Rick Snook, PSP|
|Southwestern Ontario #241||Brandon Partridge|
|Manitoba #198||Josh Ewatski|
|Saskatchewan #275||Chris Anquist|
|Calgary / Southern Alberta #162||Matt Vallis, CPP|
|Edmonton / Northern Alberta #156||Brent Bauman, PSP, CPP|
|Canadian Pacific #190||Brian Ison, CPP|
ach chapter runs their own calendar of events throughout the year – from lunch meetings to golf tournaments – and most have sub-committees dedicated to initiatives like Certification, Women in Security and Young Professionals. You do not need to be an ASIS member to attend a chapter event, and many are hosting free virtual events, so get in touch with your local chapter and see if they are hosting something that might appeal to you.
Supporting the chapters are a team of regional leaders under the ASIS Canada umbrella:
|Senior RVP, Group 6 (Canada)||Jason Caissie, PCI, PSP, CPP|
|Regional Vice President, Region 6A (East)||Chris Clarke, PSP|
|Regional Vice President, Region 6B (ON & MB)||Sloane Newton, CPP|
|Regional Vice President, Region 6C (West)||Jody Reid|
|Assistant RVP, Region 6A (East)||Stephane Veilleux, CPP|
|Assistant RVP, Region 6C (West)||Helen Perry-Raycraft|
|Assistant RVP, Region 6C (West)||Sam Stephens, CPP|
|Assistant RVP, Canada Night||Marc Courville|
|Assistant RVP, Certification||Al McDougall, PCI|
|Assistant RVP, Communications||Kristina Dudumas, PSP, CPP|
|Assistant RVP, Finance||Jacques Gagne, PSP, CPP|
|Assistant RVP, Women in Security||Terri Govang, CPP|
|Assistant RVP, Young Professionals (East)||Kyle Klein, CPP|
|Assistant RVP, Young Professionals (West)||Ian Henderson, PSP|
Of course, the crown jewel of ASIS Canada is Canada Night, a networking event hosted on the eve of the GSX conference each year in the United States. We are excited and optimistic that Canada Night will make its post-pandemic return to GSX this year, on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 in Atlanta, Ga. Venue details will be announced this summer, but we are currently seeking sponsors. Visit the ASIS Canada website for more information and to get in touch about sponsoring Canada Night 2022!
And lastly, we are excited to be working alongside the brand new North American Regional Board of Directors, which was just formed in January 2022 as part of ASIS International’s five-year commitment to a new, more transparent governance structure. We are fortunate to have three Canadians on that board in Mark Folmer, CPP; Susan Munn, CPP, and; Marti Katsiaras, PSP. And we are looking forward to 2023, when we welcome Tim McCreight, CPP as Global ASIS President – the third Canadian to hold that office since 1955.
Jason Caissie, CPIO-MI, CISSP, PCI, PSP, CPP
Senior Regional Vice President, Group 6
*This article was originally published on Canadian Security Magazine*
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