Recently, our Winnipeg branch held its annual celebration for its Officers, where we gathered to recognize and thank our staff for another great year in 2018. The evening consisted of delicious food and included several fun games, as well as a raffle draw which raised $460 for the Winnipeg Harvest (a local food bank)!
We are very proud of the entire Winnipeg team and would like to recognize the following staff members for all that they do!
Professional Development Awards:
These awards are given to those who have completed at least 45 Learning Management System courses. Professional development is an important component of career growth within Paladin and we encourage and support all our staff to take advantage of the varied and diverse offerings that are made available through the employee portal.
Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Professional Development Award:
- Rob Andrews
- Mo Suarez
- Hannah Sherwood
- Lorraine Phelan
- Lee Kozak
- M’Baye Toure
- Spencer Cooper
- Michal Boniecki
- Maria Baumann
- Franklin Hudson
- David Serduk
- Dennis Ellis
- Chana Wielinga
Paladin Difference Award:
This award is given to an Officer who truly embodies the Paladin values. This Officer is always reliable, a team player and goes above and beyond the call of duty. This Officer has also been recognized by the client for their commitment and dedication.
We are proud to announce this year’s recipient is Stephen Cantor! Stephen has worked with Paladin since 2013 and is a member of our Health and Safety committee. Anyone who knows Stephen can tell you that he embodies the Paladin Difference each day and is a pleasure to work with. Congratulations, Stephen!
Performer of the Year (2018):
This award is presented to an Officer who always goes the extra mile. Congratulations to Lee Kozak who is our performer of the year. Lee has been with us since 2015 and is truly committed to making the world a safer and friendlier place.
Performance of the Year (2018):
This award is presented to an Officer who the client always has positive things to say about. This Officer has a great working relationship with the client and has been with Paladin since 2017. Congratulations, Florent Bahizi Semugono! Florent is a dedicated employee whom we are very lucky to have!
Unsung Hero of the Year (2018):
This award is for the steady, hardworking, reliable, stable and loyal individual. Congratulations to our Supervisor, Dennis Blanchette on being this year’s recipient! Dennis has been with us since 2015 and is actively involved in every aspect of this site. He is very well liked by the client and has a wonderful attitude about everything he does. We are so fortunate to have Dennis on our team!
Branch Manager Commendation:
Congratulations to Jay Panas! Jay has been with Paladin since 2010 and has moved up in the organization from Site Officer to Mobile Officer to Field Supervisor and now to his current role, as Field Manager. Jay has shown a true dedication to Paladin and is always committed to improving Officer experiences at the sites. Thanks, Jay, for all you do!
Congratulations, Mohammad Ali! Mohammad is a site manager at a high-profile downtown site. He has been with us since 2010 and is very well respected and liked by the client, his team and everyone in the office. Mohammad shows true leadership every day in managing his team. He works very closely with our client and makes himself available whenever his site or client needs him. We were pleased to present this award to Mohammad!
Thank you to all our amazing and dedicated Paladin family who embody the Paladin Difference every day!