Learning Labs

October 21


Connecting With The Rural Lifestyle

Smaller places, wide open spaces and neighbourhoods where kids can roam have all taken on a new luster of late. The demographics of Rural Ontario are changing and The Commonwell is keeping up by celebrating what we’ve had in common all along. Join us for a panel discussion featuring unique product highlights, tips for reaching the rural and farm communities and to learn more about how The Commonwell supports the communities where our members live.  

Pitch prevention to your niche commercial clients

Loss prevention has become an increasingly important complement to insurance coverage. At Echelon, we build a deep understanding of each specialty risk we insure, and work alongside our brokers to improve them. Show your clients the power of prevention with Mark Johnston from our Loss Control team.

Helping Small Businesses in Challenging Times

Join our session for a review of the current state of commercial insurance and details on Ontario’s P&C industry and how it continues to assist brokers and businesses through challenging times. We’ll provide recent success stories of how insurers and brokers—working together—have helped businesses across the province.

Making a Difference in the Communities You Operate

Pembridge has a history of enriching the lives of customers and communities by providing donations to charities and volunteer opportunities for employees. Join our session for a better understanding of the elements organizations should consider when creating a corporate social responsibility program, and why it matters now more than ever.

Condominium Insurance and Claims Excellence

The condominium landscape is constantly evolving, so it’s important to ensure your condo clients are adequately protected with the right coverage. Learn how to address their needs and hear the experiences of Claims Road Adjusters on what it means to go above and beyond for the insured.

Your Secret Weapons In the War Against Cybercrime

Every business faces the risk of interruption—from opening malicious links to hardware failures, the list is endless. Protecting your business from the loss of time and data is possible. Join A&S System Consultants & Datto, the leaders in Cyber Security & Total Data Protection, to explore real-world examples of downtime and learn how to protect against them.

Harnessing the Customer Journey as a Paperless Brokerage

When the pandemic hit, brokers expedited customer self-service to provide access to critical policy details. What’s next for digitization? It’s more than just back-office operations. Paperless brokerages extend their digital strategy through the full policy lifecycle and refine their marketing strategies to enhance customer experience. Discover how you can quickly capture information by line of business and align with consumer needs, run effective marketing campaigns and demonstrate your expertise as a trusted risk advisor.

Experience the future of insurance with APRIL

It’s demo mania, and we can’t wait for you to experience APRIL ON with us and see what all the excitement’s about! Broker Development Managers Kristina Snelgrove & Hugo Deschamps will help you easily navigate broker portals to quote & bind within 5 minutes. APRIL ON and APRIL Marine offer a large array of insurance products online including realty, personal lines, construction, professionals and more to make doing business with us easy.

P&C Broker/M&A Landscape in 2021

The sales process looks nothing like the landscape of even a few years ago. Most of the target opportunities are consumed by insurance companies, regional brokers and consolidators. Prices and transaction structures have changed. The sellers’ market continues, and it’s a good time to maximize the sale value of a brokerage. Brought to you in partnership with Baker Tilly WM LLP.

How Brokers Can Drive Marketing Performance with Video

If video isn’t part of your content strategy, it should be. Learn how and why brokers can use video to drive brand awareness and product interest across digital channels. Hosted by Goose Digital and Inverted Taco.

Hagerty 2.0

You thought it wouldn’t be possible for Hagerty to get any better, but we did. Join our session to learn about our recent changes to Youthful Operators, Modern Collectibles, Custom and Modified Vehicles as well as our Marine, Commercial and High Net Worth products and get introduced to Hagerty Garage + Social.

Attracting, Developing and Retaining Next Gen Talent

Over the past few years, Humber College—through its partnership with IBAO—has produced high-performing graduates for the broker channel. In this Learning Lab, participants will learn best practices for attracting, developing and retaining top talent.

How to Secure Sensitive Data

With remote work now the norm for many organizations, understanding how to keep your sensitive information safe is more important than ever. Join Primaco and Terranova Security for expert tips on how you can easily protect accounts with secure cyber practices, secure cloud-based sharing and more.

Intro: Global Mobile Plant Insurance Experts UAA

Specialist insurer UAA is entering the Canadian market in January 2022. Find out why UAA is the leader in over 10 countries around the world, insuring the largest crane to the smallest forklift under one tailored packaged product, serviced by a team of in-house expert UW and claims professionals.