About the Council

The Council is responsible for furthering our mission of advancing the insurance profession in Manitoba through education, professional development and personal growth. All council members generously give their time, expertise, skills and knowledge. These volunteers are indispensable to our governance as their contributions directly impact the success of all of the activities, events and seminars we organize. The Executive Committee is elected for a one-year mandate, renewable for two years. Only members in good standing can be appointed to the Council.

If you would like to make a difference and give back to the insurance industry, contact the Institute for more information on the Council and other volunteer opportunities:

Council Members

Executive Committee 

Joanne Hampson, FCIP
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance

Vice President (Academic)
Jonathan Paterson, BA, B.Comm(Hons.), CAIB, CIP
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance

Vice President (Professional)
Jennifer Tougas, FCIP, CIP
Intact Insurance Company

Past President
Ian Frost, FCIP
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance

Secretary Treasurer
Emma Middleton, MA, CIP
James Dubé Spraggs Adjusters Ltd.

Council Members

Katrina Jeffrey, FCIP
Manitoba Public Insurance

Glen Forkheim, CIP
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance

Laurel Gaspar, CIP
Manitoba Public Insurance

Patrick Lien, CIP
National Leasing Group

Jennifer Scott, CIP
Manitoba Public Insurance

Morgan Mackenzie, Student Representative
Western Financial Group


Learn more about the Council and other volunteer opportunities by contacting the Institute Manager:

Holly Anderson
303 - 175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, MB  R3C 3R8
(t) 204-956-1702 (e) IIMmail@insuranceinstitute.ca