Canadian Security Honours 2023
CS Honours is an annual must-attend event for members of the security industry. The awards ceremony celebrates security professionals in Canada who have made a difference in the world of corporate security.
The gala event will comprise a luncheon, keynote address and award presentations:
- Security Director of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Community Leader Award
- Emerging Leader Award
This is an ideal opportunity to engage with thought leaders, network with your peers, and celebrate the accomplishments of security professionals who are shaping the industry and its future.
Sandman Signature Toronto Airport
55 Reading Ct, Toronto, ON M9W 7K7
55 Reading Ct, Toronto, ON M9W 7K7
|11:00 am - 11:50 am
Registration and Networking
|11:50 am - 12:00 pm
|12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Enemies at Our Gates: Surviving and Thriving in A Chaotic Decade
Cameron's keynote presentation will be a reflective look at the state of threats facing private and public sector entities. From state actors, state-sponsored actors, remarkably well equipped criminal groups that prey on entities and people, the threats by volume and velocity are daunting. Cameron will take a look at informing philosophies for the future and the heavy lifting needed to meet the challenges we collectively face as nations, public and private sector entities, and as individuals. Partnerships and courageous leadership, as demonstrated by today's honourees, must lead the way.
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch and Networking
|1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Emerging Leader Award: Chris Anquist
He is a board-certified protection professional, and holds a master’s degree in global security from the University of Sheffield, as well as a certificate in Leadership & Applied Public Affairs. He has also completed coursework including Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), incident command systems, harmonized threat vulnerability risk assessment, violence threat risk assessment, traumatic event systems, public engagement and community mediation.
He currently serves as the ASIS International Chapter Chair for Saskatchewan and volunteers on several boards and committees. Chris was previously acknowledged by Canadian Security with a Top 10 Under 40 award in 2022.
Community Leader Award: Hi Nguyen
Hi first got involved in policing as a direct response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and from a desire to get involved and do more. Now, as a corporate security professional, he focuses his attention on team-building, teaching leadership skills, and encouraging frontline security and police to develop professionally and build their confidence.
During the pandemic, Hi, still a relative newcomer to campus security, created a leadership network for other campus security professionals to share best practices, connect with peers and problem-solve together. Hi was recognized for his contributions to campus security by the Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators (OACUSA) with an Award of Excellence earlier this year.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Martin Green
Martin has spent more than 45 years working in professional security with a focus on the health-care sector. He has designed and implemented security programs at several health-care locations in Ontario and across Canada. He also co-developed the Emergency Colour Code system that is now used in every health-care facility across Canada.
Martin has been an active member of the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) for many years. He obtained his professional designation as a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) from IAHSS in 2008. He has sat on several IAHSS committees and the board of directors, and also served as association president in 2017.
In addition to Canadian Security’s Lifetime Achievement accolade, Martin has been recognized with the Award of Merit from the Canadian Society for Industrial Security, the IAHSS Presidential Award, and he was also recognized by the International Fire and Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) as a Global Influencer in Security in 2022.
Security Director of the Year: Joey Bourgoin
Joey’s strategic guidance helped integrate modern technologies, such as automation and cloud infrastructure, within the physical security program, resulting in an increased recovery on investment and heightened efficiency. His collaborative approach has enabled CIBC to explore new initiatives while safeguarding team members and assets.
Notably, Joey’s foresight extends to an ongoing deployment of a new physical security platform across CIBC’s global footprint, underscoring his commitment to align physical security with the organization’s overarching strategy.
Joey has been in the corporate security field for more than 15 years. Prior to joining CIBC in 2014, he worked on the global safety and security team at Starbucks Coffee. Joey was previously recognized by Canadian Security with a Top 10 under 40 award in 2019.
|2:00 pm - 2:15 pm