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Canadian Security announces 2021 Community Leader Award winner

By Canadian Security Staff   


Canadian Security is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Community Leader Award: Ronald Wells, founder of Cancom Security.

Wells is a member of the Wiikwemikoong First Nation located on Manitoulin Island, Ont. He has more than 26 years of experience in professional security and is a former Canadian Military Police Officer, Toronto Special Constable, Provincial Offences Officer, and Bylaw Enforcement Officer.

Wells founded Cancom Security in 2008. The company provides a range of security services — including security guards, close protection, private investigations and loss prevention — and is based in Toronto with offices in Ottawa and Kelowna, B.C.

Wells has a vision for community-based security services by employing First Nations people to serve in their own communities. He was also instrumental in the provision of security measures for many at-risk First Nations communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Earlier this year, Wells established the Cancom Foundation as a charitable organization. Via the foundation, Cancom Security is hosting a charity golf tournament on Aug. 21 at the Rainbow Ridge Golf Course in Assiginack, Ont. Proceeds will be donated to Wiikwemikoong Hawks Minor Hockey, the Wikwemikong Board of Education and the Angel Project, which provides assistance and support to patients in complex care hospital units.

Cancom is also a sponsor of the Oshawa Vikings Rugby Club’s mixed abilities program, and a sponsor of the Saugeen First Nation Domestic Violence program through the donation of portable home alarm systems which provide end users with immediate access to security and police services.

Wells will receive his award at the Canadian Security Honours virtual event, which will take place Oct. 7 at 1PM EST. You can read more about Wells and Cancom in the fall issue of Canadian Security, available in October.

About Canadian Security Honours:

Canadian Security first launched its awards program honouring lifetime achievers, community leaders and emerging professionals in 2018 to help celebrate the magazine’s 40th anniversary. The program, known today as Canadian Security Honours, is now an ongoing recognition program under the Canadian Security umbrella. Canadian Security will host a virtual awards program on Oct. 7 to acknowledge this year’s winners as well as the 2021 Security Director of the Year, our longest-running award program (15 years and counting) which recognizes senior security leaders across Canada. For more information on how you can attend CS Honours on Oct. 7, please visit

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