Organization continues to tangibly support veterans since 1925
OTTAWA, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - On this solemn occasion of Remembrance Week 2011, Commissionaires wishes
to salute Canada's veterans for their continued courageous, dedicated
and selfless service to the nation. These outstanding men and women
make our world a better and safer place, often at considerable
sacrifice to themselves and their families.
Commissionaires remains steadfast in its support of Canada's veterans
during Remembrance Week as well as throughout the year. Established in
1925 to provide meaningful employment opportunities for former members
of Canada's military, and later the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,
Commissionaires has been, and remains, pivotal in serving those who
have served Canada following their Canadian Forces and RCMP careers. We
are there for those veterans who need or want our support.
"The pertinence of Commissionaires in serving veterans is more important
now in the post-Afghanistan period than in several generations,"
according to Bill Sutherland, Chair of the National Board of
Commissionaires. "Today's veterans, most of whom leave the service
without a military pension, face a daunting challenge in finding
rewarding employment following their service careers. We offer them
viable, gainful employment either as a transition to their future
civilian life or as a long-term career. As veterans ourselves, we
understand veterans and provide them with a supportive, nurturing
Commissionaires is one of Canada's leading security providers and the
largest private sector employer of 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, bylaw enforcement,
identification and fingerprinting services, and security training. The
completely self-funding not-for-profit enterprise generated $500M in annual revenue in 2010, of which
approximately 95% was returned to its employees. Its clients include an
array of public and private sector organizations.
Note to Editors
For more information about Commissionaires, please go to www.commissionaires.ca, which features the tribute to Canada's veterans airing on national
television throughout Remembrance Week.
Commissionaires would be pleased to collaborate with any media
interested in connecting with the organization or its members as part
of Remembrance Week 2011 coverage.
Image with caption: "Commissionaire Riley Clarke (CNW Group/Commissionaires)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111108_C3548_PHOTO_EN_6229.jpg
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