We proudly celebrate best in class achievement across the broker channel with our annual Awards of Excellence.

Winning an IBAO Award of Excellence is advantageous for both your personal and professional brand. It enhances your business profile and creates opportunities for marketing and promotion, business development and attracting talent to your brokerage. Every winner receives a professional photo shoot, appears on the cover of The Ontario Broker magazine and has their success story shared in a feature spread. Finalists and winners are recognized in press releases to industry media, members and industry stakeholders leading up to and following the Awards Gala.

$5,000 cash prize to heighten the Affiliate brand/event/member experience (can be used on new BIP swag, signage, digital marketing, etc.)

Sponsored by the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada.

$7,500 Digital Roadmap—a multi-step process of discovery, analysis and insight that ends with a customized 12-18 month custom roadmap (whether you’re embarking on a digital journey or looking to optimize an existing strategy)

Sponsored by Goose Digital.

$5,000 Cash Prize.

Sponsored by Trillium Mutual Insurance Company.


  • Airfare for two to Winnipeg
  • Two nights hotel in downtown Winnipeg
  • Hosted session at the Wawanesa Innovation Lab – attending would be the Director of Innovation, Innovation Lab Manager, and several other innovation and CX staff.
  • Introduction to the lab, what Wawanesa is currently working on, and a walk through an innovation exercise showing how innovation tools can be used to address broker issues.
  • All meals included – breakfast, lunch, and two dinners.

Sponsored by Wawanesa Insurance.

Gore Mutual and BrokerLift invite two leaders from the winning Innovation of the Year to ‘Broker-Age’ at the Plug and Play Tech Center in New York City on November 19th 2019. The package includes return airfares, one night at a 5 star hotel, tickets for the event and dinner at a top Manhattan restaurant. ‘Broker-Age’ explores how brokers can leverage human interactions and technology to engage with customers like never before.