As the voice of retail in Canada, the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) advocates on behalf of more than 45,000 independent, regional, national, mass, and specialty retail businesses and online merchants in general merchandise, drug, and grocery operations. With offices in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax, the mission of RCC is to advance the interests of Canada’s retail industry through effective advocacy, communications, and education.
RCC boasts an unapologetic passion for small, mid-sized, and large retailers across Canada. They are proud to represent the country’s largest private sector employer, supporting over 2 million Canadians and contributing to the economic health and well-being of communities from coast-to-coast.
The RCC has a Loss Prevention Advisory Committee comprised of retail, security, and law enforcement professionals from across Canada which meets regularly to identify relevant best practices and coordinated approaches to keep people, property, and assets safe. The committee also helps determine the speakers, topics, and trends covered at the Retail Secure Conference held each year.
The Retail Secure Conference is one of the organization’s key events, a one-day event ideal for retail loss prevention professionals; retail team leaders in IT, e-commerce, and finance; and loss prevention solution providers. This is Canada’s only retail conference developed specifically to address contemporary preventive loss mitigation strategies, providing a robust environment that encourages learning and the exchange of ideas while exploring actionable systems and forward- thinking retail solutions.
Sessions at the conference focus on the most pressing issues facing loss prevention practitioners, to including approaches and best practices on topics such as de-escalating violence in stores, mitigating fraud, responding to security breaches, and future- proofing risk management strategies. Attendees also have opportunities to meet and connect with retail risk management and security vendors and providers in the exhibit hall. What sets RCC’s Retail Secure Conference apart is the distinct retail loss prevention focus. This event allows retailers to closely examine, discuss, and analyze issues and the nuances that retailers experience in the loss prevention and security industry.
To ensure the best experience at RCC Retail Secure, plan to arrive early to participate in the breakfast and continue to network during the coffee breaks, lunch, and at the cocktail reception at the end of the day. With the conference concluding in the late afternoon, there is also time for private meetings, and team building events in the evening.
Retail Secure 2023 will take place next week, March 21, at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information, visit RCCRetailSecure.ca.
Beyond the Conference
To support its members, the RCC offers several resources that further support the retail industry, including:
- Specialized online certification and retail education programs,
- The latest retail industry research, best practices, trends, and statistics,
- Relevant and thought-provoking publications,
- Resources concerning new and emerging health and safety requirements,
- Videos and podcasts to keep you up to date on the latest tech, consumer trends, and legislative issues affecting retail.
Since 1963, RCC has been fighting for every retailer, every retail issue, and every retail job across Canada. They always have your back, and are proud that you are a part of the strongest voice, the strongest promoter, and the strongest advocate for retailers across every region of Canada. Their strong advocacy work pays close attention to concerns that may add cost, affect reputation, establish precedent, and support the growth of Canada’s retail industry. To learn more, visit retailcouncil.org.