Acera Insurance expands west-coast footprint with Janzen Insurance partnership

Calgary, AB (Jun. 5, 2024) – Acera Insurance Services Ltd. is pleased to announce its newest partner, Janzen Insurance Brokers Ltd. of Surrey, BC.

The team of six behind this respected brokerage has been providing commercial, personal and auto solutions under the Janzen Insurance name since 2017; however, founders Andrew and Charlene Janzen have been in the insurance industry for 30 years.

Andrew Janzen is widely recognized and highly respected among brokers, particularly in British Columbia where he is chair of the Insurance Brokers Association of BC (IBABC) Board of Directors and was named the 2023 Insurance Person of the Year. He is also an Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) board member, and additional distinctions include serving as a past president of the Insurance Institute of BC and a past director of the Insurance Institute of Canada.

“Andrew’s dedication to the insurance industry and his clients is remarkable,” says Andrew Kemp, President and Chairman, Acera Insurance. “We are extremely pleased to partner with Andrew, Charlene and the entire Janzen Insurance team as we grow Acera Insurance’s presence in the Greater Vancouver market.”

With foreign investors and insurance company-owned aggregators increasing their mergers and acquisitions activity, Acera Insurance’s unique advantage of being 100% Canadian-owned and independent appealed to Janzen.

“Just like Acera Insurance, standing apart is important to me,” Janzen says. “This partnership will empower us to continue offering our clients and community impartial, expert advice and true choice when it comes to their insurance needs.”

The Janzen Insurance partnership closed on June 1, 2024, and the firm will be transitioning to become Acera Insurance over the coming months. This marks a second location for Acera Insurance in the Greater Vancouver area, where it also has an office in Burnaby, BC.

This partnership supports Acera Insurance’s longstanding dedication to build scale and strengthen the independent brokerage model to provide truly customized, comprehensive and competitive insurance and risk management solutions to Canadians.

About Acera Insurance

Acera Insurance is the largest independent, employee-controlled brokerage in Canada. With 1,200 employees in over 60 offices across Canada, $1.3 billion in gross written premiums, $826 million in group retirement savings assets under management and over 650 employee-owners, Acera Insurance provides custom insurance and risk management solutions for personal and commercial clients nationwide, including comprehensive group benefits capabilities. Built upon the solid foundation of several award-winning firms, Acera Insurance brings greater value, expertise and resources to individuals, families and businesses across the country. For more information, visit

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