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4th Annual Security Career Expo
8:00am – 9:00am
Check in at the registration desk, located outside Salons 1 & 2 to pick up your name badge and agenda. Coffee, tea and water are available throughout the day.
9:00am – 9:15am
Welcoming Remarks
Speaker: Neil Sutton, Editor, Canadian Security
9:15am - 10:00am
Career Paths: Where did you start and how did you get to where you are today?
Security industry professionals share how they have built their careers and achieved success. These experts will tell us how they came to security, what particular talents and skills they had to develop, as well as their education and work history.

  • Mark Cousins, Chief Special Constable, Toronto Transit Commission
  • Jason Ball, Manager, Security Technology Solutions, Purolator Inc.
  • Dan Hutt, General Manager, Locus Plus (former Director, Campus Police Services, University of Toronto)
  • Robert Davidson, Operations Security Support Manager, Ontario Power Generation
10:00am - 10:45am
What I have learned so far?: Advice from recent grads and security professionals just entering the workforce
A panel of relative newcomers to the security world share their experiences from their first few years in the field. Find out how their education prepared them for the “real world” and what they had to learn on the job.

Also: what looks good on a resumé and how should you prepare before meeting with a prospective employer?

Moderator: Shannon Toomey, Senior Fire Safety Coordinator, Paladin Security Group

  • Lindsay Redgate, Intelligence and Security Analyst, Planning and Support, Global Security & Investigations, Financial Crimes & Fraud Management Group, TD Bank Group
  • Ted Domanski, Security Services, Fairmont Royal York Hotel
  • Markus Hebblethwaite, Technician, Profile Security Integrated Services
  • Margaret Goodwin, Front of House Manager, Toronto Centre For The Arts
10:45am - 11:15am
Coffee Break / Networking / Job Fair
11:15am - 12:30pm
Mentoring Time
Students will visit a variety of security professionals in this 75-minute mentoring session. Every 10 minutes, students will be asked to visit another mentor's table to ask questions and to seek career advice, not to mention learn insights into the current state of the security industry in Canada.

  • Carmela Demkiw, Senior Director Security Services, Rogers Communications
  • Dan McAlister, Director of Security, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
  • Brian Claman, Director, National Security & Life Safety Services, GWL Realty Advisors
  • Dan Hutt, General Manager, Locus Plus
  • Matt Robertson, Corporate Manager, Loss Prevention, Inventory/Investigations and ORC, Sears Canada
  • Joey Burgoin, Sr. Consultant, Corporate Security, CIBC
  • Ken Close, Manager Security & Parking Services, Trillium Health Partners
  • Robert Davidson, Operations Security Support Manager, Ontario Power Generation
  • Walter Chan, Supervisor, Corporate Security, City of Toronto
  • Imran Hassan, president, TSOC
  • Janice Holmes, Security Manager, CN Tower
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch / Networking / Job Fair
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Careers in Public Safety & Security: A World of Opportunity
Keynote Speaker: Mark Lalonde, Chief Safety Officer, Simon Fraser University
Students with an interest in policing, public safety and security often have little idea of the vast number of career options, let alone what paths to follow. For every police officer in Canada there are at least three people employed in some role in security, loss prevention, investigations, risk management or intelligence analysis — all in the private sector. While some of these roles are highly visible in shopping malls, airports and sporting venues, others are far less visible, pay a professional salary and require unique knowledge, skills and education. Some of these professionals sit behind desks most of the time, others lead specialist teams in the field and a few travel frequently outside of Canada to support client security and risk mitigation needs. This interactive session will help introduce the audience to career options that guidance counsellors and college faculty are largely unaware of. Come and learn about formal and informal paths leading to a wide range of public safety and security careers you may not be familiar with.
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Closing Remarks / Networking / Job Fair