Insurance Institute of Ontario

The Insurance Institute of Ontario is where you belong

The Insurance Institute of Ontario is here to help support your career. Members can take advantage of a wide range of benefits that include networking opportunities and lots of fun events, local classes, seminars, and much more. Learn more about us

Expand your skills. Advance your knowledge. And grow your professional network with the Institute. Join us for a variety of seminars, networking events and classes to serve your professional development needs.

Register now for the first two Member Bonus Webinars

We’re ready for you to register!
Due to popular demand, we are pleased to continue to offer the Member Bonus Series – a number of complimentary offerings alongside our regular seminar program to help you with your professional development.
We reached out to our CIP students to ask them what concepts they could do with a little clarification on. Over 300 of you responded, and we’ve started scheduling the topics you reported back on. The first two are ready – stay tuned for the rest.
•  Host Liquor Liability - June 9
•  Rate Making – July 14
We’re pleased to be able to provide you with this bonus to both your professional development and your Insurance Institute membership. Learn more about Member Bonus.

Symposium West now open for registration

Innovate. Integrate. Motivate.

August 11  |  Cambridge
After a sell-out inaugural event, the premier industry event for insurance professionals in the Conestoga, Hamilton/Niagara and Southwestern chapter regions is back by popular demand!
Symposium West 2016 brings you:
• Today’s industry hot topics - industry innovation, new product opportunities and keeping employees engaged.
• Up Close and Personal industry panel
• Networking with top industry executives
• Cutting-edge keynote speakers
Learn more and register now.

Auto Insurance Reforms: What it means for you


Effective June 1, 2016, the next round of Auto Insurance Reforms begins in Ontario.
And no matter what your role is in the insurance industry, these reforms WILL affect you. We’ve put together a special edition roadshow where you’ll learn about the most significant changes to the legislation since 2006.
Led by two well-known industry experts - James Cameron and Laurie Walker, this engaging session will introduce the auto insurance reforms from start to finish. You'll benefit from interactive discussion with a varied audience of industry professionals who bring unique perspectives to the forefront.

This high-demand seminar successfully kicked off in Ajax, moving on to sold-out sessions in Ottawa and GTA!

Register now to secure your space:
• Conestoga (Kitchener) - May 26 
• Conestoga (Owen Sound) - June 21
• Greater Toronto Area (North) - June 8
• Hamilton/Niagara - June 22
• Southwestern (London) - May 25
• Southwestern (Windsor) - June 1

Is your member profile up-to-date? Check it now!

As one of our valued members, we want to ensure that we can continue to give you opportunities to enhance your education and your career, as well as keep you in the industry loop.

If you haven't already, we encourage you to include non-work contact information - such as home address and home email address. The reason for this is that if anything changes with your position or your company - or your move to a different company - we might have difficulty reaching you.

It's easy to update your profile now! Just go sign in to your member account with your Member ID, and update your profile.  To do it by phone, or for any questions, please contact Member Services at 1-866-362-8585.

Connecting you with the latest industry news

The CIP Society offers a wide range of free online resources for our members and the industry at large, including monthly Trends Papers on topics like Uber and the Internet of Things, as well as research reports on topics like Cyber Risks and Automated Vehicles. Visit our Trends Paper page for the full library of papers and our Insights and Research page for the full listing of research reports.

Attention, Members: AGM Notice

The Annual General Meeting of the Insurance Institute of Ontario will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Institute’s offices, 18 King Street East, 16th floor, in Toronto. Please see the full agenda in our Spring newsletter. Members are welcome. Please RSVP to IIO Secretary at (416) 865-2707 or via email to prior to June 13, 2016.

We have an app!

Download the Insurance Institute’s mobile app, IIC Mobile Learning. Available through Google Play and the App Store, this study tool contains a full version of the Dictionary of Insurance, as well as a free question pack of 10 practice multiple choice questions for students enrolled in C11. Additional practice questions are available for in-app purchase. You can also access and edit your member profile and course records.
In the future we will add more practice questions for more courses. Download the app today to discover how it can help you with your study and professional needs.

E-textbook Pilot - C39 Virtual

In recent surveys, many of you told us that you were interested in being offered an e-textbook option with your course. We’re pleased to advise you that as a result, a pilot project is running during the spring 2016 semester for the Ontario C39 virtual class. Students in this class have access to a PDF version of their textbook at no charge, in addition to the printed textbook. During the pilot, we’ll be evaluating student interest in e-textbooks and also obtaining feedback on their impact on student learning, usability and more. Please note that e-textbooks will not be provided for any other classes at this time - we’ll keep you abreast of any changes or announcements.

Education Questions?

Ask the Institute! You’ll find the answers to questions our students ask the most. We want to help you make the most of your student experience so you can get ahead in your career and stay there! Learn more at

Are you on twitter?

Follow your local chapter for news and updates on classes, seminars and events happening in your region!

Cambrian Shield: @IIOCambrian
Conestoga: @IIOConestoga
Greater Toronto Area: @IIOGTA
Hamilton/Niagara: @IIOHam_Nia
Kawartha/Durham: @IIOKaw_Dur
Ottawa: @IIOOttawa
Southwestern: @IIOSouthWest

Fundamentals Series

A new seminar series to get to the basics of insurance!

Do you need to get up-to-speed quickly on one or more insurance topics to be more effective in your role? Are you new to the insurance industry? Are you a member of support staff within the industry and would like insight into how it works?
Our Fundamentals Series is for you! Check in with your local chapter to see what they are planning to schedule.

The 'Understanding' Series for Adjusters

As an adjuster, could you benefit from deeper insights to improve the servicing of claimants? Developed in collaboration with the OIAA, we have developed a series of three courses that include case studies and applied industry knowledge from subject matter experts.

Understanding Serious Injury - Conestoga - Fall 2016 (TBC)


Advanced CIP Certificate Program – this four-course program blends CIP course material with new topics and techniques designed to enhance your core business competencies. Develop your strategic management skills, business and financial acumen, critical thinking and communications skills. Learn more.
Risk Management Certificate Program – this three-course certificate offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of risk in the context of insurance. You’ll get the tools and knowledge you need to implement risk management practices for your organization. Learn more.

AODA Policy

We have a policy in place to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Learn more. 

Living Outside of Canada?

Registration for virtual classes is available for International Students. Enrol in the course of your choice by contacting our member services team at 416-362-8586.

If your goal is to set yourself up for an exciting insurance career, the Insurance Institute is where you belong. Take your education and career to a whole new level. Membership with the Insurance Institute will give you the edge you need to succeed.