Young Insurance Professionals of Ottawa

About Us

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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

C.A.R.E.

In fulfilling its mission, YIPO believes in the following values:

COLLABORATION

Working together with our stakeholders, we challenge each other, thrive on our diversity, and work to leverage our strength in making a difference.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

We take responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to our supporters, members & partners.

 

RESPECT 

We are always respectful of others, and their opinions and ideas.

 

EXCELLENCE

We maintain high standards of quality and professionalism in all that we do.

What We Do

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COMMUNITY

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CHARITY

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DEVELOPMENT

Meet The Team

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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President & Co-Founder

ANDREW DE RUITER

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Director

JENNIFER DERBACH

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Director

MORGAN BUCH

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Chair of the Board of Directors

CHRIS FAWCETT

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Director

STEPHANIE BANNING

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