NFP Canada : Everything you need to know

NFP Canada: Everything you need to know
Corporate headquarters: 1090 Don Mills Road, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M3C 3R6, CA
Year established: 2008
Number of offices: 35
Canadian employees: 800
Underwriting expertise: Property and casualty, business, and life insurance
NFP is an insurance broker and consultant that in Canada, offers group benefits, group retirement services, private client resources (including personal insurance), and commercial insurance. The broker also has a significant footprint in both the US and UK markets.

NFP in the news
June 2016: NFP partners with Dalton Timmis Group, both expand their product offerings
February 2018: NFP acquires Ontario-based Capital Benefit Financial
February 2019: NFP’s new P&C leader has big plans for the brokerage
February 2019: US-based NFP acquires Mass Insurance Brokers in Ontario
June 2019: NFP expands surety and commercial presence with key acquisition
July 2019: NFP acquires specialty P&C provider McLean Hallmark Insurance Group
January 2020: NFP acquires Ontario-based Elective Benefit Services
January 2020: NFP reveals Canadian leadership changes
December 2020: NFP acquires Ogilvy Insurance
January 2021: NFP acquires EdgeHill Insurance Brokers
March 2021: NFP appoints president for Canadian operations
April 2021: NFP names senior vice president for Canadian P&C team
May 2021: NFP continues to grow out complex risk team with new SVP hire
July 2021: NFP hires two more SVPs for Canada
November 2021: NFP taps industry veteran to serve as VP of commercial lines

Key people as of 2022
John Haas – President

Haas was appointed president of NFP Canada in March 2021, succeeding Greg Padovani, who took the role in July 2019. Padovani remains a member of the senior leadership team in a role focused on strategic growth opportunities.

Haas has more than 30 years of experience working with global clients, helping them deliver strategies for managing complex risks.

Prior to joining NFP, he was executive vice president for Canadian corporate risk and broker leader and North American natural resources leader for WTW. Haas also served as a managing principal at Integro Insurance Brokers, managing director at Marsh Canada, and executive risk underwriter at Chubb Insurance Company of Canada.

He works directly with the following members of the existing leadership team:

  • John Belyea, chief operating officer
  • Tara Carruthers, chief financial officer
  • Greg Dunn, managing director, personal lines
  • Sally Hagan, managing director, group benefits
  • Dean Howard, managing director, benefits and retirement
  • Daryn McLean, managing director, property and casualty
  • Mandeep Singh, managing director, commercial insurance operations
  • Domenic Tesone, managing director, transportation and logistics
  • Mark Waxman, managing director, life and wealth management


NFP is focused on its communities, with leaders and employees taking part in many charitable and community service opportunities. Some of the causes that staff donate their time to and raise funds for in Canada include Autism Speaks Canada, for which NFP is in a three-year partnership; CIBC Run for the Cure, which the broker has been involved with since 2006; KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation; The Weekend to End All Women’s Cancers, which many NFP employees take part in to raise awareness and money for Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and women’s cancer research; and YMCA’s Strong Kids Program, where NFP is a key sponsor for the Brady Financial Group/Pioneer Golf Classic tournament.

NFP Canada : In the news