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Canadian Security announces Security Director of the Year for 2023

By Canadian Security Staff   

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Canadian Security is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 Security Director of the Year award, Joey Bourgoin.

Bourgoin is the senior director of enterprise physical security at CIBC. Recognized for his leadership and strategic mindset, Bourgoin recently orchestrated a comprehensive update of CIBC’s physical security program, fostering a seamless balance between business enablement and risk mitigation.

Bourgoin’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, Bourgoin’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.


Bourgoin 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. Bourgoin was previously recognized by Canadian Security with a Top 10 under 40 award in 2019.

You can learn more about Joey Bourgoin in the fall issue of Canadian Security. He will also participate in the Canadian Security Honours event on Oct. 17, where he will receive his Security Director of the Year award.

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 an ongoing recognition program under the Canadian Security umbrella. Canadian Security will host an awards gala on Oct. 17 to acknowledge this year’s winners as well as the 2023 Security Director of the Year, our longest-running award program (17 years and counting), which recognizes senior security leaders across Canada. For more information on how you can attend CS Honours, please visit

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