IMPORTANT NOTICE: 2020 National Leadership Awards postponed until 2021

Please note that due to the current pandemic situation, we have made the difficult decision to hold in abeyance any nominations we receive this year. It seems appropriate to pause and wait to celebrate leadership in the industry until next year. Any 2020 nominations received will be considered for the awards in 2021. We anticipate that there will be some exceptional examples of leadership emerging in these difficult times, and we hope that our program can help bring those examples to light next year. 

As a member of the insurance community, you are a potential nominator, and as such you play a major role in ensuring the Leadership Awards are relevant and responsive to our CIP Society membership and the p&c community in Canada. You know that there are shining examples of leadership on the front lines and in the back offices of our profession. You know the hallmarks of leadership and can recognize strength of character and collaborative spirit in your colleagues. That is why the CIP Society depends on you to identify and nominate potential honourees for the 12th Annual National Leadership Awards – those established and emerging leaders who are most deserving of recognition.

Two-step nomination process

The nomination process includes:

1. An assessment survey to help you quickly assess your candidate on the personal and professional qualities that define leadership as set out by the awards program;

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2. A nomination form which asks you to provide supporting evidence to describe how your candidate demonstrates the leadership qualities set out by the awards program, and to provide a CV and supporting referees' statements from the candidate's community (must be submitted by June 30).


Emerging Leader award nomination form [PDF, 252 KB]
Emerging Leader award nomination form [Word, 118 KB]

Established Leader award nomination form [PDF, 252 KB]
Established Leader award nomination form [Word, 118 KB]

Nomination guide [PDF, 901 KB]

Leaders nominating leaders

Completed nomination forms are accepted March 1 to June 30 each year. PLEASE NOTE ANY NOMINATIONS RECEIVED IN 2020 WILL BE CONSIDERED IN 2021.

Completed nomination forms must be received no later than midnight EDT on June 30 to be considered.

Nominations must be complete; incomplete nominations may not be considered.

Please submit your nominations:

(1) by email to:, OR

(2) via a local Institute/Chapter manager (for mailing address visit, OR

(3) c/o CIP Society National Leadership Awards, 18 King Street East, 6th Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4.

A fair and impartial judging panel will support the integrity of the National Leadership Awards. The judging panel is composed of CIP Society members representing all regions. Nominations will be reviewed confidentially and judged based on a nominee’s personal qualities, professional commitment and accomplishment, including industry contribution and community engagement.

All information provided will be held confidential by the CIP Society but the CIP Society reserves the right to publish positive extracts from winning entries. The verdict of the judging panel is final.

Nominators and selected award recipients will be notified in August or September, in advance of the awards presentation at Insurance Institute convocations or events across the country starting in November, each year.

For more information regarding the awards or the nomination process, please contact