Retail Council of Canada honours Rita Estwick of Canada Post with Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) announced today that Rita Estwick, Director of Security Strategy at Canada Post, will be the recipient of the inaugural Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award.

Throughout her career at Canada Post, Rita has established strategic partnerships with both the business and law enforcement communities. She has placed an important focus on information-sharing and preventative strategies to support risk and fraud reduction. Highly regarded for her ground-breaking efforts in the retail LP community, Rita is a frequent speaker at educational conferences. She has been twice recognized on the cover of Canadian Security Magazine.

"We are proud to present our inaugural Retail Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award to Rita Estwick. Rita is not only a true pioneer and mentor within the loss prevention community, she is also a highly engaged member of Retail Council of Canada," said Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO, Retail Council of Canada. "Throughout her career, Rita has proven to be a visionary leader, dedicated to fighting fraud and educating both the public and the retail industry. I can think of no one more deserving of this special honour."

"I am delighted to recognize my peer Rita Estwick for her commitment to fostering education and innovation in the LP community.  Personally, I have long regarded Rita as a trusted advisor," said Rui Rodrigues, National Director of Loss Prevention at Staples Canada and Chair of Retail Council of Canada's Loss Prevention Advisory Committee. "The recipient selection process was completely peer-driven, and I could not be more thrilled with the outcome."

This special presentation will take place at Retail Council of Canada's 2015 Retail Loss Prevention Conference, September 16th at the International Centre in Mississauga. Media are invited to attend the conference. For full agenda information, visit

About Retail Council of Canada
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is the Voice of Retail in Canada representing more than 45,000 store fronts of all retail formats, including department, specialty, discount, and independent stores, and online merchants in general merchandise, grocery and drugs.  Its membership represents over two thirds of all retail sales in Canada.  RCC is a strong advocate for retailing in Canada and works with all levels of government and other stakeholders to support employment growth and career opportunities in retail, to promote and sustain retail investments in communities from coast-to-coast, and to enhance consumer choice and industry competitiveness. RCC also provides its members with a full range of services and programs including education and training, benchmarking and best practices, networking, advocacy, and industry information. @RetailCouncil #RCCLP15

SOURCE Retail Council of Canada

For further information: Colin Asuncion, Retail Council of Canada,, 416.467.3782


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