IBAO Partners with Gore Mutual to Support Future Ontario Brokers

Toronto, ON (Mar. 13, 2018) – The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is pleased to announce its partnership with Gore Mutual on the redesign of the IBAO Classroom, located at 1 Eglinton Avenue East. Every year over 600 students come through the classroom to get their RIBO Level l and ll licences. Given the IBAO’s emphasis on broker education and the importance of continuously bringing quality talent into the channel, the association teamed up with Gore Mutual to heighten their classroom experience.

“Gore Mutual’s recent focus on thought leadership within the industry and their support of the broker channel across the province makes them an ideal partner on education,” said IBAO CEO Colin Simpson.

Gore Mutual is a Platinum Sponsor of the IBAO, having boosted their sponsorship level in 2017 to support IBAO’s Annual Young Brokers Conference, held this year in Niagara Falls, June 6–8.

“We’ve consistently supported the development of new brokers coming into the insurance industry and young people looking to accelerate their careers,” said Paul Jackson, Chief Marketing & Distribution Officer, Gore Mutual. “In addition to sponsoring the Annual Young Brokers Conference, we’re thrilled to be associated with the IBAO Classroom by helping to redesign this modern space and bring it to life.”

“As the broker profession emphasizes a focus on customer experience and business evolution, it’s appropriate that the place where everything’s rooted – the classroom environment – matches the tone of contemporary vision,” said Simpson. “We applaud Gore Mutual’s investment in the next generation of insurance brokers and look forward to our continued partnership throughout 2018 and beyond.”

About IBAO

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario is a not-for-profit association representing and serving the interests of over 12,000 independent Property & Casualty insurance brokers in Ontario. For more information please visit www.ibao.org.

About Gore Mutual

Founded in 1839, Gore Mutual is Canada’s oldest property and casualty insurer, with over $410M in premiums and over $1BN in assets as of December 31, 2016. Based in Cambridge ON and Vancouver BC, this Canadian-owned and operated mutual company employs over 350 people and is known for its investment in people, technology and innovation. With a long standing commitment to genuine personal service, and with InsurTech partnerships such as BrokerLift, Gore Mutual is an unwavering supporter of its network of insurance brokers, who offer the highest standards of service, choice and advocacy to Canadian customers. Gore Mutual was voted the #1 insurance company by the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) in 2014 and certified as a “Great Place to Work” in 2016. The Gore Mutual Foundation strengthens Canadian communities by supporting local initiatives and has donated more than $10M to over 650 charities.

SOURCE: Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO)

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