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Dec 5, 2023

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga

Focus On Healthcare Security event returns Dec. 5 in Mississauga, Ont.

Join us for thought leadership and education from leading security professionals working in health-care environments, and meet with vendors and sponsors who will be available to showcase technology solutions.

Focus On Healthcare Security is an ideal environment to network with your peers, exchange information and meet new contacts. You will come away with knowledge and best practices you can apply in your own organization. Focus On Healthcare Security is grateful for the support of our industry partner, The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

Check back soon for agenda information and updates.

Event Venue

2023 Schedule

  • 8:30 am – 9:15 am
  • 9:15 am – 9:20 am
    Opening remarks
  • 9:20 am – 10:05 am
    Tools and tech session 1
  • 10:05 am – 10:15 am
  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am
    Tools and tech session 2
  • 11:00 am – 11:15 am
  • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
    Tools and tech session 3
  • 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
    Lunch and networking
  • 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    Future of drainage session 1
  • 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
  • 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
    Future of drainage session 2
  • 3:00 pm – 3:10 pm
  • 3:10 pm – 3:55 pm
    Future of drainage session 3
  • 3:55 pm – 4:00 pm
    Closing remarks

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast


9:30 AM – 9:40 AM
Opening Remarks

Speaker: Neil Sutton, Editor, Canadian Security

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM
Session 1: De-escalation Training: A Means to Diffuse a Crisis

Speaker: Steve Summerville, President, Stay Safe Instructional Programs

This session will centre on current de-escalation strategies when dealing with crisis situations within a healthcare setting and include the following topics of discussion:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Act considerations
  • Workplace Violence – Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA)
  • Conflict prevention and de-escalation methods
  • The components of a crisis
  • The power of empathy

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Case Study 1: GardaWorld

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Session 2: A multi-layered approach to effective cybersecurity in healthcare

Speaker: Lyndon Dubeau, Vice President of Innovations for Connected Health, Ontario Health

Now more than ever, the healthcare sector is being targeted by cybercriminals. With the rise in attacks, providing good patient care and safeguarding important digital assets becomes predicated on having a collective, multi-layered cyber security approach.


11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Case Study 2: Milestone Systems

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Panel Discussion: Career opportunities, skills development and finding mentors in healthcare security

Moderator: Neil Sutton


  • Paul Nicholson, Program Director, Security & Emergency Preparedness, Baycrest 
  • Fayez Bilal, Security Manager, Black & McDonald Limited
  • Dave Pym, Manager, Occupational Health, Safety and Security, Quinte Health

Featuring some of Canadian Security’s recent Top 10 Under 40 recipients from the healthcare security community, this panel will focus on thought leadership, best practices, career development, and how to find mentors and be an effective mentor yourself.

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Coffee Break & Networking

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Panel Discussion: Succession planning and managing transition in the security department

Moderator: Neil Sutton


  • Noreen Milne, Manager of Security Services, Unity Health Toronto
  • Todd Milne, Director of Security Services and Emergency Disaster Management, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Martin Green, Manager, Asset Security, Information Technology, Greenwin
  • Steve Harvey, Manager, Security & Emergency Preparedness, Lakeridge Health (retired)

This panel discussion will address a topic that all senior security leaders will face during their careers: Onboarding new staff; managing transition; and helping to select new leadership and transfer a security portfolio in the event of a planned retirement.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Speaker: Neil Sutton, Editor, Canadian Security

Event Venue / Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga

1870 Matheson Blvd, Mississauga, ON L4W 0B3


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