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Remembering Sloane Newton, 1970 – 2024

Neil Sutton   

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Friends and colleagues of Sloane Newton regarded her as a dedicated security professional with an unwavering commitment to the industry.

Newton spent the bulk of her professional security career with the Government of Canada, including almost 10 years as national security officer, responsible for managing the integrated security program for the Canadian Grain Commission, based in Winnipeg. When Newton left the federal government in 2021, she established her own security firm, sni consulting.

Throughout her professional career, Newton dedicated personal time to security industry associations and causes, and became an integral part of ASIS Canada.

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Among her contributions, Newton served as chair of the Manitoba chapter of ASIS, assistant regional vice-president for ASIS Region 6B, then regional vice-president for Region 6B. In 2020, she achieved the ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation and was acknowledged in 2023 for her contributions to ASIS as the recipient of the Ron Minion Award, ASIS Canada’s highest honour.

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According to Jason Caissie, who currently serves as director of ASIS Canada, Newton “was instrumental in helping to establish standards and policies for governance within ASIS Canada, and was a big champion of the Manitoba chapter golf tournament.”

Caissie added in a LinkedIn post: “Sloane brought warmth, compassion and energy to her volunteer role and helped us to elevate our efforts to support over 2,000 ASIS members in Canada. I will forever cherish the time we spent together and the impact Sloane has had on my life.”

Jonathan Metcalfe, a Winnipeg-based security consultant who served with Newton on the ASIS Winnipeg chapter executive, remembers her commitment to the industry. “Sloane had both a driving force and a passion that was contagious and just having her on our chapter board as well as the regional board just made everything better,” he said.

Sloane Newton, who passed away on May 30 at age 53, is survived by family members including her husband and two children. Funeral services were conducted on June 7 and were so well attended, a second location was added to accommodate mourners. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.


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