Westland Insurance Acquires Freeman Insurance

Latest acquisition expands Westland’s presence in Alberta

Surrey, BC (Mar. 9, 2022) – Westland Insurance Group Ltd., Canada’s largest independent Canadian-owned brokerage, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Freeman Insurance Agencies in Innisfail, Alberta. Freeman has been serving Innisfail and surrounding communities since 1946, providing solutions for residential, personal, auto, farm, commercial and life insurance.

“Through two generations of ownership, Freeman Insurance has been dedicated to its community, providing consistently exceptional and reliable client service across a broad range of insurance needs. Vicki and Paul Livingstone lead a group of professionals that’s recognized for its commitment to excellence and product knowledge,” says Jamie Lyons, President and Chief Operating Officer of Westland. “We’re excited to welcome the great team at Freeman and to expand our presence in the Edmonton – Calgary corridor, and to continue serving more communities in Central Alberta.”

With these acquisitions, Westland has over 2,200 employees serving communities across Canada, from B.C. to the Maritimes.

Donation to Relief Efforts in Ukraine

As the conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate, Westland Insurance is showing its support for the Ukrainian people by donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support its humanitarian efforts.

“This is not just a conflict for the Ukrainian people, and there’s an urgent need for people around the world to support relief efforts there,” said Jason Wubs, CEO at Westland Insurance Group. “Supporting our communities is at the core of who we are at Westland, and this includes coming together to support the global community when there’s a crisis of this magnitude.”

Money raised for the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal enables the Red Cross to respond to humanitarian needs generated by this conflict, which could include preparedness, immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, and other critical humanitarian needs as they arise. Canadians who want to donate to the Red Cross to support the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal can do so online at www.redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111.

About Westland Insurance Group

Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent property and casualty insurance brokers in Canada. Trading $2.5 billion of premium, Westland continues to expand coast to coast. Westland’s brokers provide expert advice to business, personal, farm, life, and auto insurance clients. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its local communities. For more information, visit www.westlandinsurance.ca.

SOURCE: Westland Insurance Group Ltd.

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