Gaming Security Professionals of Canada ▪ Professionnels en Sécurité du Jeu du Canada
We Create Safer Gaming
We help ensure the safety, security and integrity of the Canadian gaming industry.
2021 AGM: Thank you!
The Gaming Security Professionals of Canada (GSPC) Board would like to thank our membership for another successful virtual AGM. We would also like to thank all our corporate members for their continued support of the Association as well as Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) and Genetec for sponsoring the 2021 AGM. Although meeting in person is most favourable and a great way to continue to network, the virtual environment (that we have all become so comfortable with) has worked well for us. The success of the AGM could not have been achieved without the efforts of so many people and the board is very appreciative of the team effort.
We did see some leadership changes to the board as a result of this AGM. We congratulate Kevin Sweeney (BCLC) for his successful election to a 3-year term to serve as the President of the GSPC Association as well as congratulate Richard Paris (Niagara Casinos) and Benoit Filiatreault (Loto Quebec) for their 3-year term appointments as Vice Presidents. A special thanks and acknowledgement to Angela Swan (Parq Casino/Resort) and Bob McDonald (River Cree Casino/Resort) for their continued efforts as board members/Vice President of the Association.
We look forward to continuing to provide a forum, network to share ideas, information and educational content throughout the next year to assist you and your organizations with challenges, issues and opportunities that may face you. We are also very excited about meeting in person at next year’s AGM at the beautiful Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec; May 31 to June 2 2022. We hope to see you all there!
Who We Are
The GSPC is a not-for-profit organization representing major gaming organizations from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Our goal is to facilitate the safety, security and integrity of the Canadian gaming industry as well as to provide a forum and platform for members to communicate, educate and share best practices.
The GSPC is the voice of the gaming industry with regard to matters falling within its mandate. GSPC’s advice and leadership has been sought out in numerous venues, including appearances before the Senate Committee on the subject of Single Event Sport Wagering, representation on the federal Department of Finance’s Public/Private Sector Advisory Committee with regard to Anti-Money Laundering regulation, the Canadian Gaming Summit’s Security and Surveillance Education Program, cooperative efforts with the Canadian Gaming Association, and contributing articles to the Canadian Gaming Business Magazine on security, safety and integrity related matters.
Our commitment to excellence and leadership has resulted in significant advances in gaming security and operational efficiencies that are sure to continue into the future.
Become a Member
In order to become a member of GSPC, a person must be employed in a security-related function by a provincial governmental gaming organization, or by a commercial gaming operator under contract to a provincial governmental gaming organization. A security-related function includes, but is not limited to: Physical; Information Security; Surveillance; Investigations; Compliance; Risk Management.
Membership may also be granted to a person who is employed in a security-related function who works for commercial operators· licensed by a provincial gaming regulator to operate gaming premises and/or deliver gaming products.
Gaming fields are generally recognized as being: Casinos, Lotteries, Video lottery terminals, On-line gaming, Slot operations, or any other activities related to gaming.
New members must be nominated by a current member of the GSPC.
Join our team of senior managers and executives from virtually all of the major gaming jurisdictions as we aim to enhance casino gaming, lottery ticket systems, video lottery networks and internet gaming.
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