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Paladin partners with Fort McMurray First Nation Group of Companies

By Canadian Security Staff   

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Paladin Security announced a partnership with the Fort McMurray First Nation Group of Companies (FMFN).

According to Paladin, it is now the official security partner for the Fort McMurray First Nation and will provide services for all markets in which they operate. The partnership also provides members of the nation opportunities for training and employment, as well as a path to a career in security.

“Our partnership with the FMFN marks the first official joint venture for Paladin in Northern Alberta. This venture promises to offer incredible customer and employment opportunities throughout the entire Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo while bringing true value to our partner nation’s members,” said Matthew Garcin, Paladin director, in a statement. “We hope to be able to bring meaningful opportunities to our partners and give back to the nation in an impactful way. We aim to work through this joint venture with dignity and respect and be the best industry partner possible for the First Nation.”

Part of the joint venture includes covering the cost of licensing and training for all new security professionals. Further certifications and training, such as Management of Aggressive Behaviour (MOAB) and First Aid courses will also be covered.

Paladin says profits made by the partnership will go back into the nation, funding areas such as schools, community programs, and recreation centres. The partnership also includes an annual scholarship contribution from Paladin of $10,000, which will be awarded to a Nation student yearly.

The Fort McMurray First Nation Group of Companies was created in 1987 and is home to over 400 people.

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