Cancom Security was founded by Ronald Wells from Wiikwemkoong First Nation Manitoulin Island in 2008. Ronald Wells is a 3rd generation Canadian Military member and MP. Since 2008 Cancom Security has employed hundreds of First Nations people within their own communities, in turn protecting and servicing First Nations communities for over 13 years.
Ronald Wells’ continued efforts and vision was instrumental in the security measures for many at risk First Nations communities during the 2020 COVID 19 Pandemic keeping First Nations borders closed.
I can recall many stories told by my mom, dad, aunts, and uncles about my Grandfather WW2 veteran Elder Pt Dominic Odjig in the First Nations community of Wiikwemkoong, Ontario. I have come across this one famous saying of his time and again, which stuck to me, “If its broken, just fix it.” I try to incorporate this in every aspect of my life and that is how I know that I am keeping the bond alive with him.
The stories I heard about my grandfather spoke about his service with our Canadian Military and local Police service through the RCMP. The importance of Indigenous History Month reminds us to remember where we come from and never forget our roots – preserving our culture, traditions, language, and history.
As the tragic history of our Canadian history unfolds with the 215 children of unmarked graves in Kamloops it’s our duty to push forward and embrace reconciliation and ensure that history never repeats itself. Indigenous history Month is an empowering aid in this endeavour, and it is our responsibility as Canadians to reconcile.
I have been extremely fortunate to have the guidance of my family, elders, chiefs and leaders who have impressed upon me the 7 teachings, (which we call 7 grandfather teachings) and making amends with our past, accepting what was and move forward and never look back. An immensely powerful teaching! The 7 teachings from my grandfather are:
And every day we try to be a better version of ourselves committing to these teachings, it brings us closer to who we are and who we work to be.
Working with CAMSC is greatly appreciated. CAMSC has provided us an opportunity to shine in a world over saturated with competition and over shadowing of larger companies and enterprise driven with older and mature relationships that have spanned over several generations. This network opens many doors, helps connections and provides great exposure for First Nations businesses to shine and grow.