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2018 WINNERS & FINALISTS


We’ve received a record number of nominations from all over the nation in our quest to find the insurance sector’s most dedicated, diligent and diverse organizations, teams and professionals – and now it’s time to reveal the finalists of the third annual Insurance Business Canada Awards.

Want to be there as the lucky winners receive their awards? Join hundreds of insurance leaders and professionals at the awards ceremony itself, hosted by TV celebrity Jessi Cruickshank, on 29 November in Toronto’s Liberty Grand.

Together with our publisher and event organizer Key Media International, we would like to thank both the insurance community and our fantastic sponsors. Your support in the pursuit of insurance excellence continues to make this event a huge yearly success.

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Get a sneak peek of the next issue of Insurance Business Canada magazine where we announce and list the finalists of the 2018 Insurance Business Awards.

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BROKERAGE NETWORK / CLUSTER OF THE YEAR

THE DSB CLAIMS AWARD FOR BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR (10 STAFF OR MORE)

BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR (FEWER THAN 10 STAFF)

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

DIGITAL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE BY A BROKERAGE

THE CANSURE AWARD FOR INSURANCE BROKER OF THE YEAR

INSURANCE INDUSTRY EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURER OF THE YEAR

MGA OF THE YEAR

THE BURNS & WILCOX CANADA AWARD FOR BIG BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR

THE CNA CANADA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHILANTHROPY & COMMUNITY SERVICE

THE CANADA AWARD FOR P&C INSURER OF THE YEAR

THE EMPIRE LIFE AWARD FOR LIFE & HEALTH ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

THE INSURANCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE READERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

THE INSURANCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE READERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST INDUSTRY SERVICE PROVIDER

THE IV3 SOLUTIONS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT

THE PAL INSURANCE BROKERS AWARD FOR YOUNG GUN OF THE YEAR

THE WINMAR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLAIMS SERVICE

THE STEAMATIC AWARD FOR WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

BROKERAGE NETWORK / CLUSTER OF THE YEAR

BrokerLink

Canadian Broker Network

Excel Insurance Group

GTI Broker Group Inc.

Huestis Insurance Group

InsureLine Brokers

Prolink Broker Network - Winner

The InsureBC Group

THE DSB CLAIMS AWARD FOR BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR (10 STAFF OR MORE)

A.P. Reid Insurance

Armour Insurance Brokers

Elevate Insurance Brokers Inc.

ELM Insurance Brokers Inc.

HighStreet Insurance Group Inc. - Winner

KTX Insurance Brokers

McLean Hallmark Insurance Group

Oracle RMS Insurance Risk Management Services Inc.

Sharp Insurance

Surex Direct

BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR (FEWER THAN 10 STAFF)

Canopy Insurance

InSureU! Broker Inc.

KASE Insurance

Levitt Insurance Brokers Ltd. - Winner

Servo Insurance Brokers Inc.

Wells Insurance Services

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Frank Piluso - Aon Canada

Katherine E Ferrante - ARAG Services Corporation

Sheldon Williams - Dream Insurance

Lindsay Donelson - FirstOnSite Restoration - Winner

Julia Fischer - Intact Insurance

Carmen Kehyeian - Intact Insurance

Alan Spruin - RSA Canada

DIGITAL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

April Marine

Economical Insurance

FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada - Winner

InsureLine Brokers

LowestRates.ca

Oracle RMS Insurance Risk Management Services Inc.

Surex Direct

EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE BY A BROKERAGE

Armour Insurance Brokers ltd.

BFL Canada (Kitchener)

Costen Insurance

Gillons Insurance Brokers

KASE Insurance

Leibel Insurance Group

Levitt Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Oracle RMS Insurance Risk Management Services Inc. - Winner

Sharp Insurance

Stanhope Simpson Insurance Limited

THE CANSURE AWARD FOR INSURANCE BROKER OF THE YEAR

Filip Ambroziak - Ambroziak & Rao Insurance Brokers Inc.

Tammy McCarthy - Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. - Winner

Andrea Hadlington - CCV Insurance

Kevin Stedman - Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc.

Jurenda Jacobs - KASE Insurance

Dan Ivans - KTX Insurance Brokers Ltd

Blair Tinianov - Louis Meier Insurance Brokers LTD

Chris Sikorski - Magna Insurance Group

Calvin Lim - UWinsure

Sean McKechnie - Zehr Insurance Brokers Ltd.

INSURANCE INDUSTRY EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

BFL Canada

Bryson Insurance

Burns & Wilcox Canada

Cansure

CNA Canada

Economical Insurance

Nacora Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Sharp Insurance

Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd.

Surex Direct

The Great-West Life Assurance Company

Trillium Mutual Insurance Company - Winner

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company

Wynward Insurance Group

LIFE & HEALTH INSURER OF THE YEAR

Empire Life - Winner

Foresters Financial

Industrial Alliance

SSQ Financial Group

Sun Life

The Great-West Life Assurance Company

MGA OF THE YEAR

ABEX Affiliated Brokers Exchange Inc.

April Canada

Burns & Wilcox Canada

Cansure

CHES Special Risk Inc.

Encon Group

K&K Insurance Canada

PAL Insurance Brokers Canada

Ridge Canada

Signature Risk Partners Inc.

Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd. - Winner

THE BURNS & WILCOX CANADA AWARD FOR BIG BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR

Aon Canada

Archway Insurance

BFL Canada

CapriCMW Insurance

HUB International Limited

McDougall Insurance & Financial

Navacord Inc.

Rogers Insurance

Western Financial Group

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. - Winner

Willis Towers Watson

THE CNA CANADA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHILANTHROPY & COMMUNITY SERVICE

BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd.

Burns & Wilcox Canada

Nacora Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Oracle RMS Insurance Risk Management Services Inc.

Sharp Insurance

Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd.

Sun Life Financial

The Great-West Life Assurance Company

Trillium Mutual Insurance Company

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company

Truman Insurance Agency Inc - Winner

THE DKI CANADA AWARD FOR P&C INSURER OF THE YEAR

Aviva Canada

CAA Insurance

CNA Canada - Winner

Economical Insurance

Intact

Liberty International Underwriters Canada

Markel Canada

Northbridge Insurance

Portage Mutual Insurance

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company

Wynward Insurance Group

THE EMPIRE LIFE AWARD FOR LIFE & HEALTH ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

Joshua Krenus - Alteri Insurance

Andrew W. Bradley - AndrewWBradley.ca Financial Services

Chris Gory - Insurance Portfolio Financial Services

Ryan Riffel - KnightArcher Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Samuel Waxman - Milliennial Financial Group - Winner

Gavin Mosley - Gallagher Benefit Services (Canada) Group Inc.

Jason Pereira - Woodgate Financial Inc.

THE INSURANCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE READERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

Aviva Canada

CAA Club Group

Cansure

Economical Insurance

Kanetix.ca

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company - Winner

THE INSURANCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE READERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST INDUSTRY SERVICE PROVIDER

ClearPay Corp. - Winner

Goose Digital

iv3 Solutions

Keal Technology

Kronos Technologies

Opta Information Intelligence

ProNavigator

Trufla Technology

THE IV3 SOLUTIONS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT

City of Brampton's Risk & Insurance Team

City of St. John's

Intech Risk Management

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. - WINNER

Trillium Mutual Insurance Company

THE PAL INSURANCE BROKERS AWARD FOR YOUNG GUN OF THE YEAR

Cole Leitch - Avant Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Ryan Burns - Cowan Insurance Group

Mitch MacLellan - Founders Insurance Group

Thomas Watson Jr. - Guardsman Insurance Services Inc

Matthew Studley - HUB International

Dina Godinho - Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc. - Winner

Arian Ebrahimi - KASE Insurance

Daniel Italiano - Oracle RMS Insurance Risk Management Services Inc.

Mike Boynton - PBL Insurance

Victoria Stanhope - Stanhope Simpson Insurance Limited

Imran Pira - Willis Towers Watson

THE WINMAR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLAIMS SERVICE

ClaimsPro LP

Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

DSB Claims - Winner

Louis Meier Insurance Broker LTD

The Co-operators

Trillium Mutual Insurance Company

Wynward Insurance Group

THE STEAMATIC AWARD FOR WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Jo-Anne MacDonald - ARAG Services Corporation

Sukhdeep Kang - Armour Insurance Brokers ltd.

Tracy Makris - Bryson Insurance

Jodie Kaufman Davis - Burns & Wilcox Canada

Heather Matthews - Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

Alice Keung - Economical Insurance

Marilyn Horrick - Senior Insurance Executive & Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade

Monica Woldring - InsureLine Brokers

Dianna Fioravanti-Ashikwe - Nacora Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Cathy Lipe - Sharp Insurance

Heather Masterson - Travelers Canada - Winner

Loris Clarke - Whitley Insurance & Financial Services

Mclean Hallmark Insurance Group