CANASA recommends constitution changes

Friday, July 1, 2005

MARKHAM, Ontario--The Canadian Security Association proposed changes to its national constitution as part of a five-year strategic development plan--an initiative that will continue to make CANASA the voice of Canadian security professionals.
The association proposed four components to include in its constitution to further reflect membership, leadership, professionalism and growth. The association will vote on the modifications made to the constitution in October.
The first change would reclassify associate members who are typically manufacturers and distributors and give these members an opportunity to hold a seat on the executive committee. The next suggestion is to create committees for all membership categories. This would encourage communication and all members to have a voice in the association, said Tracy Cannata, executive director of CANASA. The third is to add a second vice president to alleviate the association's volunteer workload, and facilitate the executive committee.
These changes, if approved, would complement the association's strategic plan and help mold and reach it's goals, Cannata said.
In April, its members approved this strategic development initiative. The plan will outline the ever-changing industry and better position the association to expand membership, increase national awareness, grow revenues and encourage active participation, Cannata said. "CANASA is like an umbrella. All Canadian associations are under one association, making it very diverse and unique from our sister associations in the states," she said.