Insurance Business Awards Gala is Back in Town

Insurance Business Awards Gala is Back in Town

One of the most exciting times of the year for the insurance industry is just around the corner, and no, it’s not a commission spike. The annual Insurance Business Awards (IBA) is making its second appearance in Toronto on November 30th and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

About the IBA

The IBA recognizes individual brokers and brokerages that go above and beyond in their role. It is an advocate for leadership and innovation, among other positive attributes within the insurance industry.

For the second time in a row, readers of the Insurance Business publication have been asked to select the companies and individuals that they deemed deserved extra recognition. Well, the people have spoken, and the finalists have been considerately chosen. Those nominated for one of the 20 individual categories are considered to be the best and brightest among the industry.

Keal’s Role in the IBA

Keal Technology has more than one reason to be excited about this year’s event. Not only will we be sponsoring the Award for Digital Innovation at the event, but are also in nomination for two awards ourselves. We are in the running for the ‘Reader’s Choice Award: Best Service Provider’ and the award for ‘Insurance Industry Employer of Choice’.

While we are overjoyed about our own nominations, we are equally delighted to announce the nominations of some of our clients for various awards. Talk about a cherry on top!

Broker Clients Nominated

The Empire Life Award for Life & Health Advisor of the Year

Jaimie Foncea – Active Insurance & Financial Group Inc.

The South Western Group Award for Broker of the Year

Brock Longworth – Cornerstone Insurance Services Incorporated

The Award for Outstanding Customer Service by a Brokerage

Cornerstone Insurance Services Incorporated

Gillons Insurance Brokers Ltd

Ken Gibb Limited

Knight Archer Insurance

Newman, Oliver & McCarten Insurance Brokers Ltd.

The Award for Outstanding Philanthropy & Community Service

Darling Insurance and Realty

The Pal Insurance Brokers Award for Young Gun of the Year

Dorothea VanHerwaarden – Axis Insurance Group Ltd., Shaw Sabey & Associates

Best Brokerage Over 10 People

HighStreet Insurance Group Inc.

Ives Insurance Brokers Ltd.

TK WoodMar Insurance Brokers Inc.

The Arag Canada Award for MGA of the Year

APRIL Canada

Brokerage/Network/Cluster of the Year

PROLINK Broker Network

The Keal Technology Award for Digital Innovation

McDougall Insurance

The Markel Award for Big Brokerage of the Year

McDougall Insurance

Those listed are among the most diligent brokerages and we are honoured that the IBA event celebrates and identifies the talent and hard work of organizations and individuals in the insurance business. We look forward to congratulating and celebrating all those nominated for an award this year!


Laurent Nadeau
Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions