YIPO has started as an informal Monthly Mingle providing an avenue for Ottawa's insurance professionals to connect and network in a fun and collegial atmosphere. Fueled by the passion of our co-founders, the Monthly Mingle evolved into a partnership with the Young Insurance Professionals of Toronto (YIPT) to create a subsidiary chapter, the Young Insurance Professionals of Ottawa (YIPO).
Through our affiliation with YIPT, we have joined a non-profit network with over 1,300 insurance members in Ontario. This diverse group of members consists entirely of insurance industry professionals at varying stages in their careers ranging from entry-level to seasoned. Sharing its mandate, the vision for YIPO is to be more than just a forum for bringing together professionals in our industry. We aspire to be a platform for insurance industry professionals to engage, grow and give back to the Ottawa community.
To build, connect and inform Ottawa’s insurance community by providing a platform for individuals to enhance their leadership skills through YIPO's three organizational pillars: community enhancement, professional networking, and educational outreach. We aim to become the catalyst for individuals to stand out within the insurance industry and build their networks.
Through a strong, engaged and connected community, our vision is to grow and evolve as Ottawa’s leading networking and career development hub for insurance professionals.
In fulfilling its mission, YIPO believes in the following values:
Working together with our stakeholders, we challenge each other, thrive on our diversity, and work to leverage our strength in making a difference.
We take responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to our supporters, members & partners.
We are always respectful of others, and their opinions and ideas.
We maintain high standards of quality and professionalism in all that we do.