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Partners & Sponsors


Worldwide Connections

YIPT is proud to partner with like-minded organizations across the world. In our efforts to foster a global community of young insurance professionals, our goal is to connect YIPs while travelling or working abroad. Should you wish to connect with some of our counterparts in other countries, we encourage you to visit their websites and get in touch with us if you would like YIPT to facilitate a connection. Below are some of our associated organizations, with similar goals to ours.

Meet Our Partners & Sponsors




The Commonwealth Mutual

The mutual insurance business began in the late 1800s with the particular need of farmers to protect their
property from fire. Mutual insurance grew steadily over the next century, surviving the setbacks of two
world wars, the Great Depression and other fluctuations in the market from the 80s through to today.
Insurance products were added – residential, automobile, commercial and watercraft. One thing remained
constant, though, for the now 40 mutual insurance companies in Ontario – their value of personal service,
of human interaction and their passion for dealing with like-minded people.



Gowling WLG is a law firm with over 200 professionals in our Ottawa office. Our insurance defence team
handles a wide range of insurance matters for domestic and international insurers and other members
of the insurance industry. We represent insurers, reinsurers, brokers, other intermediaries and insureds.
We are experts in handling the defence of liability and property claims, as well as dealing with coverage
issues when they arise. Our expertise includes all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation,
arbitration, ADR and mediation services. Our clients value our practical, efficient and cost-effective




The Insurance Institute

The Insurance Institute is an educational community empowering you to take your insurance career exactly where you want to go.  We connect you to industry change makers and thought leaders and help you build the knowledge you need to succeed.



The BrokerLink companies, including BrokerLink and MCT Insurance, a division of BrokerLink,
constitute one of the largest property and casualty insurance brokerages in Canada. Providing
insurance solutions to community members since 1991, the BrokerLink companies now consist of over 140 branches supported by more than 2,000 employees across Ontario, Alberta and Atlantic
Canada. The BrokerLink companies, subsidiaries of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC), are recognized as a Kincentric Best Employer in Canada. For more information, visit: or
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Totten Group

Totten Insurance Group was founded in 2002 and specializes in providing solutions for challenging accounts as well as specialty risks. With offices across Canada, Totten supports the broker
community in key segments, including Commercial Property and Casualty, Healthcare, Hospitality,
Forestry, Mining, Professional Liability and Personal Lines.
Working with the majority of Canadian-licensed insurance carriers, located both domestically and internationally, our underwriters have well-developed professional underwriting and technical
experience. Collectively, our underwriting team has decades of experience working with hard-to-
place risks. We have particularly strong expertise in placing coverages in the hospitality,
construction (wrap ups, COC, & professional indemnity), roofing (hot application), restoration and remediationhealthcare, manufacturing and protective services industries.


Victor Insurance Canada

Victor Canada (formerly ENCON Group Inc.) is a subsidiary of Victor Insurance Holdings and a leading
managing general agent in Canada. We have a rich history in specialty insurance, and offer a unique range of products and programs in professional liability, specialty property and casualty insurance, as well as group and retiree benefits which are distributed through independent brokers and advisors.
We are committed to empowering insurance professionals and their clients through innovation,
specialized underwriting expertise, and a nimble, technology-oriented business approach.
For more information, visit:


Kelly Santini

The insurance defence group at Kelly Santini LLP has been advising Canadian and international
insurers, independent brokers and adjuster on all their legal needs for over 40 years.

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Paul Davis

Why Paul Davis
As a provider of complete property damage emergency services and restoration for 50 years that has
restored millions of properties, the Paul Davis franchise network is uniquely qualified to provide the best service to your customer. Below are just a few of the reasons why you should Call Paul.
Emergency Response Paul Davis franchisees across North America are ready to respond to your property damage, 24/7.
Our promise:


  • 30 minute first contact

  • Onsite within hours

  • Thorough documentation

  • Empathy and concern for your customer

Certified, Qualified and Professional Franchise Offices
Paul Davis franchisees must meet and maintain stringent standards in order to participate in insurance
clients’ national vendor programs and represent the Paul Davis brand. This ensures that property
owners receive the highest quality service. Our standards include:
Paul Davis will work quickly and efficiently to restore your home to its pre-fire state. We offer the
following fire and smoke damage services to clients in Canada:


  • Properly logoed vehicles and technicians

  • Technicians trained in IICRC approved courses (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration

  • Certification)

  • Background checks

  • High insurance coverage requirements

  • Consistently high performance on service level standards and damage estimate quality

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GroupAssur Canada is a privately owned insurance wholesaler with offices in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.  With a broad appetite in commercial lines, high commission rates and true direct billing on every quote, they strive to be the one-stop shop for all of your P&C needs.





Burns & Wilcox Canada offers more than 300 specialty products and is recognized for its expertise in P&C, personal and professional liability, ocean $ inland marine, environmental $ construction liability and personal accident insurance.


Economical Insurance

We believe insurance can be better. By putting the focus on customers fist, our diverse and
strong teams are making that an achievable goal. Headquartered in Waterloo, Economical®
serves one-million-plus Canadians under banners that include Sonnet™, Petline™, and Family
Insurance Solutions™. Since writing the first Economical policy in1871, the company has grown
exponentially, and now offers a full range of insurance solutions for homes, farms, vehicles, and
complex commercial operations. The pioneering mindset behind our long history continues to
inspire us as we move confidently toward becoming a publicly-traded company, the first national
P&C insurer to do so. Find out more at

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Aviva Canada

We are Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing
home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to 2.8 million customers. A subsidiary of UK-
based Aviva plc, Aviva Canada has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and
sustainable future for their customers and communities.

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SNAP Premium Finance is your fast, fair & friendly payment solutions partner. We support this statement by providing quick approvals, reasonable and responsible interest rates, and a remarkable customer experience. These three values create wins for you and your customers. And when your customers win, we all win.

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Highbridge Construction

At Highbridge, We recognize that each one of our clients has individual, highly specialized
needs. Every project presents unique challenges and opportunities; fortunately, we are uniquely positioned to provide you with restoration services in the Ottawa marketplace because of our team’s expertise.

With our commitment to excellent workmanship, quality customer service and emergency services that
will respond 24/7, the team at Highbridge is uniquely set up to assist you and your home for all of your restoration needs. If you or someone you know has an emergency or a restoration project, contact us 
right away!

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Smith and Reid

Oracle RMS is a brokerage specializing in providing insurance protection to owners of small to mid-size enterprises. Located in Vaughn, Oracle works with many insruance companies across the GTA.

Global YIPs

Global YIPs

NGIN exists to bring together young professionals from across the entire insurance Industry with the aim of helping empower young professionals from all backgrounds and insurance disciplines to take a leading role in their professional development. We aim to be the platform through which individuals can enhance their industry knowledge, forge new business relationships and develop skills essential to their working environment in the formative stages of their career journey. We do this by promoting mentoring opportunities, hosting social and educational events and other networking opportunities.

NGIN represents all those who consider themselves to be a young insurance professional. There is no age limit to join and there is no specific insurance discipline required, all that is required is that you have a drive to enhance your career as an insurance professional.


Young Insurance Professionals (YIPs) Australia & New Zealand Inc. is a non-profit organisation dedicated to attracting and retaining young and talented professionals in the insurance industry, providing a platform for them to develop their business relationships through regular educational and networking events. YIPs’ mission is to demonstrate that insurance can be a rewarding and stimulating lifetime career, rather than one that people simply ‘fall into’. With the help of our generous sponsors and supporters, we aim to benefit our industry by promoting attraction and retention of new talent, and ensuring that they share our passion for the continued growth and prosperity of the Australasian market.

As of January 2017, YIPs operates across 10 branches in all States and Territories of Australia, as well as Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand. The organization currently has over 8,000 diverse and talented members, from a broad cross-section of insurance industry roles.


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