Acera Insurance partners with Dorey & Tolgyesi

Partnership marks Acera’s fourth deal in Ontario in 2024

Calgary, AB (Jun. 15, 2024) – Acera Insurance Services Ltd. continues to expand in Ontario and is pleased to announce its partnership with Dorey & Tolgyesi Insurance Brokers Ltd. of Kingston.

This marks Acera Insurance’s fourth deal in Ontario so far in 2024, following partnerships with KRS Insurance Brokers Inc., Green Benefits Group and Dominion Group Benefits.

“As a wholly independent and Canadian-owned brokerage, Acera Insurance is proud to stand out as a viable alternative to foreign investors and insurance-company owned aggregators,” says Bruce Rabik, Chief Operating Officer, Acera Insurance. “We are pleased to welcome partners like Dorey & Tolgyesi who are not willing to sacrifice independence in their pursuit of growth.”

Dorey & Tolgyesi is the largest, independent brokerage in Kingston and has a second location in Bath. Co-founder Ernie Tolgyesi has been steadfast in maintaining a local independent broker channel since opening Dorey & Tolgyesi more than 15 years ago.

“Acera Insurance is defending the true Canadian brokerage option,” says Tolgyesi. “While looking to grow, I also wanted to preserve real choice and impartial solutions for the people and businesses of Kingston and our surrounding communities. This made Acera Insurance a perfect partner.”

The Dorey & Tolgyesi partnership closed on June 1, 2024, and the firm will eventually transition to become Acera Insurance.

This partnership supports Acera Insurance’s commitment to ensure there remains a competitive independent, Canadian-owned brokerage option in Ontario, where it now has offices in Aurora, Bath, Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton, Huntsville, Kingston, London, Newmarket, Ottawa and Welland.

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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