On The Night


Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm: Dinner Banquet and Awards Ceremony

11:00 pm - 2:00 am - After-Party




Jessi Cruickshank is back!

Called “the funniest woman on TV today, period”, by The Province, Jessi Cruickshank is the host of CBC TV’s Canada’s Smartest Person, and the co-host of the network’s new daytime talk show, The Goods, where her self-deprecating humour, irreverent interview style, and eclectic flair for fashion has quickly made her a fan favourite. Jessi’s ease in front of an audience and her personable demeanour make her a natural choice for a wide variety of events — from hosting and moderating, to keynotes and endorsements.

Jessi broke into comedy as the only female in an all-male improv troupe alongside Seth Rogen. She soon became a household name as the face of MTV, hosting MTV Live and The Hills After Show, which was syndicated in ten countries and generated record-breaking ratings in Canada and the United States.

Jessi went on to host Live from E!, Oh Sit!, Jerseylicious, Olympic Morning, and recently wrapped six seasons as the Los Angeles-based host of Canada’s #1 entertainment show, eTalk.

Jessi also travelled the world as an ambassador for Free the Children, now known as We.org.



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Devah Quartet

A multi-genre (note: not cross-genre) string quartet, Dévah has held residencies at the University of Toronto’s New Music Festival performing works on both acoustic and electric instruments, and at San Jacinto College in Texas as visiting artists, where they provide masterclasses and composer workshops with both sets of instruments. Dévah’s Progressive Rock alter-ego has resulted in being featured in the UK magazine PROG and notable performances including Canada Day at Yonge and Dundas Square, the 3-year countdown launch for the Pan Am Games, and featured guest artists at Interprovincial Music Camp’s CAMP ROCK. When in Progressive Rock mode, Dévah performs high energy sets on electric instruments with effects pedals and wireless cables, enabling them to encourage interaction with the audience through movement. Dévah Quartet’s shows are performed by memory and backed by a drummer, and at times even accompanied by a projection artist. No stranger to multi-disciplinary collaboration, Dévah has performed live with dancers, including Toronto’s A2D2 Aerial Dancers, and a special collaboration with ballet dancers for the Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange installation party during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Classically trained, Dévah Quartet’s members are active principal players in Toronto-based ensembles. Violinist Emily Hau is Principal Second of Sinfonia Toronto, violinist Sharon Lee is Concertmaster of Toronto Concert Orchestra, cellist Liza McLellan is cellist of Quartetto Gelato, and violist Moira Burke plays for Mirvish productions. Dévah Quartet became Yamaha Canada Artists in 2011, and D’Addario Canada Artists in 2013.



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The Liberty Grand in Toronto has become home to the Wealth Professional Awards for 5 years. As one of Toronto's few traditional ballrooms, The Liberty Grand is the perfect location for groups of one hundred and fifty to three thousand people. The Liberty Grand boasts three impressive grand ballrooms, decorated in a traditional early 1900's elegance, and one open concept room. With crystal chandeliers, twenty seven foot ceilings, iron-laced balconies and arched windows, you will enjoy a luxurious feel of understated elegance. These rooms adorned with fine imported period furnishings, magnificent domes and columns bring back memories of an authentically historic atmosphere.

Address: 25 British Columbia Rd. (Exhibition Place) Toronto ON M6K 3C3



Why Attend

This is the third year we’ve had the privilege of organizing the Insurance Business Canada Awards. With over 20 separate categories – recognizing the success of insurance companies, teams and individuals alike – we’re proud to keep handing out well-deserved awards and nominations across the entire spectrum of the insurance industry. We’re determined to keep upping the scale and ambition of the Insurance Business Canada Awards. The industry we celebrate – one fostered on leadership, service, innovation, support and principle – deserves nothing less. Those who propel the industry forward inspire us all to achieve greater things.


✓ Join a stellar community of 500 top industry players and insurance professionals for an unparalleled opportunity for you to support Insurance Business excellence in Canada.

✓ Associate with Insurance Business Magazine, the top and most-trusted information resource among today's sophisticated insurance brokers and advice professionals.

✓ Maximize your brand and public relations exposure through various Insurance Business magazine and nationwide media outlets.

✓ Validate your company mission, vision, values and marketing message with unique and national distinction.

✓ Network with senior-level insurance professionals, young guns, and rising stars in the industry.



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