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June 22, 2022 | Arcadian Court Toronto | 8:00 am – 5:30 pm ET

Individual Awards

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Excellence in Mentorship Award

Description

This award of excellence goes to an outstanding female who is dedicated to investing both time and heart to the rising generation of insurance professionals, helping to empower others and create opportunities for the continual advancement of women in leadership.

Criteria

  • At least 10 years of work experience in the insurance industry
  • Outstanding role model
  • Advocate for intellectual growth and development
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the insurance industry
  • Consistent outreach toward individuals in insurance
  • Contributed to support or development of mentoring programs/individuals within their company or the insurance community
  • Continually seeking to better themselves

Rising Star Award

Description

This award of excellence recognizes the outstanding young leader in the insurance industry who has shown the highest potential for greater leadership and has exceled at pushing the envelope with innovation and growth, garnering industry’s attention and the respect of peers.

Criteria

  • Open to an insurance professional who has been working in insurance for 5 years or less as of January 1, 2022
  • Must be currently working in the insurance industry
  • Professional accolades and standout achievements in 2020/2021 (business initiatives in which the nominee played a critical role, new business brought to the company, innovative ideas, etc.)
  • Distinctive new business development strategies, including unique ways of utilizing technology
  • Exceptional relationship management
  • Achievements could include: unique ways of utilizing next-generation technology to build and cement client relationships, distinctive new business development strategies, exceptional customer service skills, innovative branding and marketing strategies to attract new clients and/or creative ways of taking the company to the next level

Employer of Choice Award

Description

This award recognizes a company’s commitment to building a workplace that recognizes excellence and supports career growth for all. This award recognizes the company that has won the reputation to be called an employer of choice within the insurance industry.

Criteria

  • Employee value proposition (e.g. business development support, marketing support, education, training, philanthropy)
  • Workplace brand and culture
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Approach to employee recruitment, retention, talent management, learning & development, mitigating employer-related risks, managing changes within the business (i.e. digitalization, customer expectations, compliance)
  • Industry reputation
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Founded in 1944, DGIG is a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, Canada's largest financial cooperative. Through its subsidiaries, DGIG offers a line of P&C insurance products and complementary services to more than 3-million customers across Canada. 

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in North America and the fifth largest in the world, with assets of $397.1 billion. It was ranked one of the world's Top 100 Employers by MediaCorp. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, digital platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Ranked among the world's strongest banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has some of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.  

For more information, visit: https://www.desjardins.com/on/en/insurance.html

NortonLifeLock is a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety. We believe the digital world is empowering when people are confident in their online security. For more than four decades, our experience in cybersecurity lets us help people live their digital lives safely. To safeguard our communities in today’s evolving digital universe, Norton Benefit Solutions supports employers by offering all-in-one protection against threats to employees’ identity, devices, and privacy. 

For more information, visit: https://www.lifelockbusinesssolutions.com/EmployeeBenefits/canada/

TD Insurance is part of the TD Bank Group, one of Canada's largest financial services organizations. We work in two sectors: general insurance and life and health insurance.

We've earned our place as the largest direct-response home and auto insurance group and one of the top three personal home and auto insurance groups in Canada. We're also the national leader in critical illness insurance and a pioneer in affinity marketing, where we work jointly with groups to market insurance to their members.

For more information, visit: www.tdinsurance.com

Sovereign Insurance is a purpose driven organization that is passionate about protecting your business and the communities they serve. Sovereign’s offers comprehensive, flexible solutions designed for the unique, new, and emerging risks to Canadian businesses. Sovereign operates in six offices across Canada and is proud to carry an AM Best A (Excellent) rating.

For more information, visit: www.sovereigninsurance.ca

Aon exists to shape decisions for the better — to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world.

We provide our clients with advice and solutions that give them the clarity and confidence to make better decisions to protect and grow their business.

Aon is in the business of better decisions.

For more information, visit: https://www.aon.com/canada/default.jsp

Crawford & Company® is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment where employees’ unique perspectives and experiences are heard and valued. We value diversity as it fosters innovation, collaboration and new ideas. As a company, Crawford has formalized its commitment to inclusion and diversity with the creation of a diversity council to promote an inclusive culture and focus on achieving the company’s diversity goals.

Crawford has long recognized the value of maintaining an inclusive board of directors and management team, proudly celebrating the legacy of Virginia Crawford, the company’s first woman director. In present day, Crawford has over 50% representation of women and minorities on its eleven-strong board and proudly joins other leading companies who have taken the important step of including at least three women directors. In addition, our global senior management team is over 30% women and minorities, and we hope to continue this diverse growth.

For more information, visit: www.crawco.com

Intact Insurance is Canada's largest home, auto and business insurance company, the choice of more than four million consumers coast to coast. Intact Insurance is a member company of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) is the largest provider of property and casualty (P&C) insurance in Canada, a leading provider of global specialty insurance, and, with RSA, a leader in the U.K. and Ireland.

For more information visit: https://www.intact.ca/

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is one of the world's leading insurers for corporate and specialty risks. We offer our clients and brokers specialist local coverage while giving access to the full international Allianz Group network – a network comprised of close to 200 countries and territories. In North America, we can provide unique end-to-end risk solutions for several lines including property, casualty, aviation, energy, marine, entertainment, financial lines and mid-corporate risks as well as international insurance programs. Taken together, our expertise, global reach and superior network make AGCS an industry leader in providing first-class insurance and risk management services to corporate clients and mid-sized businesses with complex and specialized needs.

For more information visit: : https://www.allianz.com/en.html

The Falvey Insurance Group (FIG) represents a consortium of insurance carriers, each with their own core competencies in insurance underwriting across a unique, specialized vertical. FIG is comprised of three niche companies: Falvey Cargo Underwriting, Falvey Shippers Insurance, and Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance. The flexibility, proactive customer service, claims processing excellence, and comprehensive knowledge that FIG companies are known for is unparalleled in the insurance industry.

For more information visit: https://falveyinsurancegroup.com/

A membership-based organization serving over 12,000 independent insurance brokers across Ontario. The company represent their members to government, regulatory bodies and the insurance industry, advocating on behalf of the consumer. They ensure the needs of brokers are taken into account when government or industry seek to introduce policy shifts that affect brokers across the country. They act as consultant on insurance everything, collaborating to define regulation, education and best practice. Inspired by our membership in everything we do, we're unique but we're the same and we're stronger together.

For more information visit: https://www.ibao.org/

In Canada, products and services are provided by Continental Casualty Company, a leading specialist commercial property and casualty insurance provider for clients and brokers in all local geographies, backed by more than 100 years of experience.

For more information visit: www.cnacanada.ca.

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company is a Canadian specialty insurance and surety company with offices across Canada, providing customized solutions and expertise through a select broker network. Trisura Guarantee is uniquely positioned to satisfy Canadian risks in contract, commercial and developer surety, directors’ and officers’ liability, fidelity, professional liability including media and cyber liability, warranty and property and casualty products.

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Trisura Group Ltd., a leading international specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance and reinsurance segments of the market. Trisura has three principal regulated subsidiaries: Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company, Trisura International Insurance Ltd. and Trisura Insurance Company. Trisura is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TSU."

For more information visit: Trisura Group – About | Trisura specialty commercial, general liability insurance company

At Markel, it's their people who make the difference. The company's 70+ years of experience in niche markets enables us to underwrite innovative property and casualty solutions for both standard and hard-to-place risks. They are dedicated to delivering customer service in extraordinary and memorable ways that set Markel apart from our competitors. Their associates represent the Markel Style in their daily work, and their customers are always at the center of everything they do.

For more information visit: https://www.markelinsurance.com/

Arch Insurance is a market-leading insurer, providing a wide range of property, casualty and specialty insurance options for corporations, professional firms and financial institutions across the U.S.

For more information, visit: insurance.archgroup.com

Travelers Canada is a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for home, auto and business across Canada. Taking care of our customers and communities is at the heart of what our 1,400 employees bring to work every day. From protecting the people and things that matter most to Canadians, to helping them recover when the unexpected happens, we will be there when you need us. Afterall, it’s better under the umbrella.

For more information about Travelers Canada, visit our website at www.TravelersCanada.ca.