About the Program

The purpose of the awards program is to recognize leadership within the membership of the CIP Society. It seems fitting to not only strive to impart knowledge, instill professionalism and create leaders within the industry through our professional development programs, but also to then applaud those qualities in our membership.

To be eligible for an award, a nominee must be an industry professional with a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP), or  Honorary Chartered Insurance Professional (HCIP) designation, and a member in good standing with the CIP Society. It is not a requirement that the nominator be a member of the CIP Society.

Celebrate leadership

One of the most exciting facets of the Leadership Awards is the two categories established to give recognition to the industry’s up-and-coming leaders as well as our established leaders:

(1) Emerging Leader – to recognize those whose leadership is coming to the forefront based on some early success

(2) Established Leader – to recognize those whose leadership has yielded their sustained success

In the spirit of inclusion, up to 10 individuals may be recognized.  The number of awards to be presented each year will depend on the calibre and number of nominations received, in keeping with the standards established in previous years.

As the only national program of its kind for property and casualty insurance professionals, the CIP Society National Leadership Awards have been created to recognize achievement across Canada. To stay true to this vision, nominations will be accepted from, and may be presented in, each of four regions: Western, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic.

A fair and impartial judging panel supports the integrity of the National Leadership Awards each year. The judging panel is composed of CIP Society members representing all regions. Judging of the nominations will be confidential, with decisions based on nominees' personal qualities, professional commitment and accomplishment, including industry contribution and community engagement. It is up to nominators to clearly substantiate the nominees' leadership qualities and to demonstrate that their leadership has been impactful, collaborative and/or innovative so as to merit a National Leadership Award.

Help us set the stage

The announcement of the award honourees takes place on or around October 1 each year. Presentations to award honourees will take place at the appropriate Insurance Institute’s annual convocations or events between November and March.