The wait is finally over for all of the finalists of the Insurance Business Canada Awards. The winners of the 2019 awards show were unveiled last night at a gala event held at the Liberty Grand ballroom in Toronto, as insurance professionals from across the country came together to celebrate top achievers from their industry.
The fourth annual Insurance Business Canada Awards show was a star-studded event, complete with gowns and tuxes, victory speeches, high spirits, and, of course, the coveted Insurance Business trophies, which recognized winners from 21 categories this year. The gala event was produced by Key Media – the organization behind Insurance Business magazine and insurancebusinessmag.com – which has seen interest in the awards show grow tremendously since its inception.
“It’s exciting how much the awards show has grown over the past four years,” said Jessica Duce, Key Media’s project director for the Insurance Business Canada Awards. “It is now a sold-out event with over 600 industry professionals in attendance, and the winners represent the best of the industry. It takes determination, innovation, and teamwork to build a thriving business and their contributions have helped make the Canadian insurance industry what it is today.”
The full list of winners includes…
THE INSURANCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE READERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
Aviva Canada – “Ovation”
THE INSURANCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE READERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SERVICE PROVIDER
THE VERSATURE AWARD FOR DIGITAL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
THE iv3 SOLUTIONS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT
THE PAL INSURANCE BROKERS AWARD FOR YOUNG GUN OF THE YEAR
Cole Leitch – Avant Insurance Brokers Ltd.
THE BURNS & WILCOX CANADA AWARD FOR BIG BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR
THE CNA CANADA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHILANTHROPY & COMMUNITY SERVICE
THE EMPIRE LIFE AWARD FOR LIFE & HEALTH ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
Joshua Krenus – Alteri Insurance
THE STEAMATIC CANADA AWARD FOR WOMAN OF DISTINCTION
Anna McCrindell – Travelers Canada
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Jill Fratpietro – Canada Life
INSURANCE INDUSTRY EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada
THE DKI CANADA AWARD FOR P&C INSURER OF THE YEAR
THE WINMAR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLAIMS SERVICE
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
THE TRAVELERS CANADA AWARD FOR BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR (FEWER THAN 10 STAFF)
Fuse Insurance Ltd.
THE FIRST INSURANCE FUNDING OF CANADA AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Bob Tisdale – Pembridge Insurance Company
THE DSB CLAIMS AWARD FOR BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR (10 STAFF OR MORE)
The Storm Insurance Group
THE ARMOUR INSURANCE AWARD FOR MGA OF THE YEAR
UNDERWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jason Court – Intact Insurance
THE ADVOCIS AWARD FOR LIFE AND HEALTH INSURER OF THE YEAR
THE LOWESTRATES.CA AWARD FOR CEO OF THE YEAR
Lynn Oldfield – AIG Canada
THE CANSURE AWARD FOR INSURANCE BROKER OF THE YEAR
Rupinder Hayer – Armour Insurance Brokers Ltd.