The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has entered into a partnership with the Canadian Association of Black Insurance Professionals (CABIP).
CABIP is a recently-launched organization that advocates for the representation, inclusion, and advancement of Black professionals within the insurance industry.
As part of the partnership, IBAO will be promoting CABIP initiatives including advocacy, mentorship, education and networking to its membership of over 14,000 licensed insurance brokers. This will also include an introduction to CABIP at IBAO’s upcoming virtual convention on October 20 to 21.
“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has become a key priority for IBAO,” said IBAO chief operating officer Brett Boadway. “We’re seeking out opportunities to leverage our platform to boost the voices of visible minorities within the broker channel. We’re honoured to be partnering with CABIP, supporting their mission and helping to provide a more equitable future within the insurance industry.”
“We’re excited to partner with IBAO through the launch of our association and into the future,” said CABIP chair and co-founder Sheldon Williams. “Their strong membership and communication channels will help spread our message of inclusivity and support our mission to bridge the opportunity gap for Black professionals within the Canadian insurance industry.”