The award was initially sponsored by the Insurance Brokers of Ontario in 1967. They sponsored the award for several years, but as CAIW grew more national in scope, it became more important for the award to be supported by a national body. The award was assumed by the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) in 1987. As of 2009, the award was made available by the Canadian Association of Insurance Women, the current sponsor of the award.
The Insurance Woman of the Year award is the highest honour given. It is not given lightly, not necessarily given every year and the nominees are not aware that they are being nominated. The award transcends the elected position because it is not necessary to have held office; it speaks to commitment and involvement. Each nominee is judged on her dedication to the Association, nationally and locally, the insurance industry and the public. Both her Association and her employer, among others, must endorse the nominee. One of the most important qualities that the recipient must demonstrate is leadership. It is not necessary for a nominee to have lead in the past, but the nominee should show leadership qualities.
Sponsored by Steamatic Canada, the Rising Star Award – Prix de L’étoile montante is awarded annually to a candidate who is actively employed or closely affiliated with the insurance industry, who shows potential to be an industry leader and person of influence, and has distinguished themselves through their initiative, both within their employment and the insurance industry as a whole.
The award is intended to promote CAIW as a leading association in the industry, with a reputation for fostering professional development among members through education, networking, and personal growth. Recipients are recognized and promoted through the awarding of a prestigious prize package intended to encourage new membership and generate interest in the CAIW.
We are again sponsored by CAA Insurance Company, and are looking forward to seeing your Associations’ submission this year. We want your Associations to explore your fun, impactful and informative side and blow this award out of the water this year. Create a campaign that showcases how dynamic you are in educating the public about Insurance Awareness!! Not sure how to get started? Pick a theme and blast the heck out of it on Social Media…how easy would it be to hold an event based on your theme and getting the crowd to tweet, like, share, snapchat , youtube video it etc about the event? We have all done it at events we have attended, now you can win money for your association for doing something that comes naturally to most. Still have questions? Reach out to a sister association and see how they can help!
The purpose of this award is to focus on the most comprehensive report of CAIW member associations. Outlining the year's activities based on their goals through education and community involvement and the manner in which they were achieved. The winning Association is announced, and a presented with an award of $500.00 on banquet night at the annual Convention.
A Public Speaking Contest is held each year at the Annual Meeting. A speaker from each Local Association is eligible to participate. The winner receives a large plaque engraved with their name to keep for one year and a small plaque to keep permanently along with a cash award of $500 and a trophy, a plaque as well is updated yearly to add the new winner. Second place receives a cash award if $250. Third place receives a cash award of $150. Every contestant receives a certificate, stating the year of the contest, name, etc. The contest is sponsored by Intact Insurance (formerly ING Insurance Company of Canada)...
Founded in 1984, Impact Auto Auctions is Canada's leading salvage management service provider. Impact is structured to focus on the needs of the Canadian P&C industry. Impact's salvage management services are located in all private insurance markets in Canada which includes 14 locations across the country.Impact Auto Auctions is pleased to announce that we shall be sponsoring the Impact Auto Auctions Education Award. This year, to create a little challenge and excitement for the award, we have amended the distribution of prizes as detailed below. Further, the Award will be judged across Canada.