Manuel Parreira recognized for Lifetime Achievement - Retail Council of Canada

Manuel Parreira recognized for Lifetime Achievement

September 11, 2017

Bank of Canada’s Manuel (Manny) Parreira named recipient of the prestigious 2017 Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award.

TORONTO, September 11, 2017

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) announced today it is honouring Manuel (Manny) Parreira, Bank of Canada’s Regional Director (Ontario), as the 2017 Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

The award will be presented to Mr. Parreira during Retail Council of Canada’s Loss Prevention Conference on September 19, 2017 in Toronto. Several hundred loss prevention professionals are expected to attend the special ceremony.

Previous recipients of this esteemed recognition include Stephen O’Keefe, President, Grist Mill Solutions and Canada Post’s Director, Enterprise Security Development, Rita Estwick.

Mr. Parreira is a 37 veteran of the financial services Loss Prevention industry, where he is a leading authority in currency and anti-counterfeiting of Canadian bank notes. He is especially recognized for his work with financial, retail, law enforcement and government stakeholders.

“Throughout his career, Manny has been a passionate advocate for protecting retailers against criminal activity,“ said Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO of Retail Council of Canada.  Ms. Brisebois added that “Manny is a dedicated professional and retail is stronger because of his contribution.”

Loss prevention peers are especially appreciative of Mr. Parreira’s unwavering dedication to the retail Loss Prevention industry and his continued participation in various committees and networking groups.

“Manny is well deserving of this recognition. He is best-in-class, a true professional, and always available to his peers in a time of need,” said Stephen O’Keefe, the 2016 recipient of the Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rita Estwick, receiver of RCC’s inaugural Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award added, “This award exemplifies Manny’s steadfast commitment and leadership to the Loss Prevention industry!”

Retail Council of Canada’s 2017 Loss Prevention Conference during which Manny will be honoured will also bring together 26 leading Loss Prevention professionals who will present at the day-long event. Topics that will be covered include:
• organized retail crime networks and how they are gaining power with today’s hyper connectivity;
• eCommerce and how it is making fraud easier and further victimizing retailers;
• the “executive criminal” mindset and motivation;
• legal access to marijuana and its management;
• whether “shrinkage” continues to be the right measurement;
• phishing & ransomware attacks;
• privacy and security

The full 2017 Loss Prevention Conference agenda can be viewed at:

To purchase tickets to attend Mr. Parreira’s celebration and participate in the 2017 Loss Prevention conference, please visit #RCCLP17


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Retail is Canada’s largest employer with 2.1 million Canadians working in our industry, which annually generates over $73 billion in wages and employee benefits.   Core retail sales (excluding vehicles and gasoline) were $353 billion in 2016.  Retail Council of Canada (RCC) members represent more than two thirds of core retail sales in the country. RCC is a not-for-profit industry-funded association and represents small, medium and large retail business in every community across the country. As the Voice of Retail™ in Canada, we proudly represent more than 45,000 storefronts in all retail formats, including department, grocery, specialty, discount, independent retailers and online merchants.