IBAO unveils annual sponsors for 2022

IBAO unveils annual sponsors for 2022 | Insurance Business Canada

IBAO unveils annual sponsors for 2022

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has revealed its annual sponsor lineup for 2022.

This year, Major Group – an IBAO member life & health group insurance provider – joined the association’s list of sponsors at the Magenta level. Meanwhile, the Centre for the Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) also joined as a new member this year - at the Bronze level.

Meanwhile, Echelon Insurance increased its sponsorship level to Gold, and the Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group moved up to Silver. News website Canadian Underwriter has joined as a media sponsor of the IBAO.

A full list of IBAO’s 2022 sponsors is as follows:

Magenta level

Gold level

Silver level

Bronze level

CAA Insurance

Echelon Insurance

BMO Bank of Montreal

Centre for the Study of Insurance Operations

Economical Insurance

Gore Mutual

The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group

Insurance Bureau of Canada


Unica Insurance

Pembridge Insurance Company


Intact Insurance


SGI Canada


Major Group




Travelers Canada




Wawanesa Insurance





“Sponsor support allows us to achieve our members’ priorities,” said IBAO CEO Colin Simpson. “This year we’re focused on delivering key education, proactive advocacy, a consumer awareness campaign and opportunities to come together as a channel. We welcome this year’s sponsors and commend their commitment to broker distribution.”

“An investment in the strength of Ontario Brokers is an investment in Ontario’s insurance industry,” added IBAO president Joseph Carnevale. “By supporting the IBAO, our sponsors are empowering us to achieve what individual brokerages may not be able to accomplish on their own.”

Carnevale also stated that collectively, the IBAO and its sponsors can ensure that the broker network remains “vibrant,” and that the association looks forward to working with its business partners in 2022 and beyond.