Nova Scotia - Convocation


Convocation was hosted on March 3, 2021. Thank you to all who participated! 

View our full page ad from the Chronicle Herald celebrating the achievements of our graduates and award winners.


Graduates who meet the academic and employment requirements of their program between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 will be invited to attend the 2021 Convocation in early 2022. Keep an eye on this page for more information as it becomes available.

Would your company like to sponsor our 2021 Convocation? Download the sponsorship opportunities, including prices and benefits, and submit the form to to secure your choice.


WATCH THE 2020 CONVOCATION CEREMONY (held March 3, 2021)


Congratulatory Messages

Graduates, this is a such a lovely moment in your career journey and in your own self development. Embrace this graduation experience, you earned it!

Instructors have the privilege of getting to know so many industry colleagues and share in their successes as they navigate through the program. To all the amazing industry colleagues who are now about to add the CIP designation to their list of achievements – bravo!

To friends, family and coworkers who encouraged our graduates along the way, thank you for your support too.

Best regards,

Linda Meldrum, CIP
CIP Instructor

A graduation is years of accomplishments celebrated all at one time and even though graduation is going to look different this year, the achievement is still the same. The CIP designation is one to be proud of and shows your passion and dedication for the insurance industry. So, here’s to you, our rising stars in insurance; congratulations on your great achievement and best of luck in your career!

Tina O’Leary, FCIP
CIP Instructor

Congratulations Graduates!

What an incredible accomplishment you have achieved! I hope that the desire to learn is sparked within you and that you continue to seek out learning opportunities as ours is an industry that is ever changing and evolving. I have had the pleasure of getting to know so many of you over the years as a course instructor and I am incredibly proud of each and every one of you as I know the work and dedication you have put into reaching this moment. I wish you all continued success in your career paths.

Jennifer Blacklock, FCIP, CRM
CIP Instructor

Congratulations Graduates! We celebrate the success you've achieved through years of hard work, commitment and sacrifice. This is a time to look back with pride on your efforts, and in many cases with thanks for the support of your families and colleagues. Graduation marks not only an ending but a new beginning as well. Wishing you great success in your future educational endeavors and your career.


Kelly Leydon, FCIP
Board Member, IINS

Congratulations to you all! In the old way of living before Covid, dedicating your time and your efforts to furthering your professional development with a CIP designation was a huge accomplishment in our industry. However, given the challenges and added stressors of the past year, this accomplishment holds so much more weight and is truly an exceptional achievement by all of you. As a proud member of the IINS Council, and fellow CIP alumni, I wish you the very best in your career and look forward to celebrating with you!

Joe Gariepy, CIP, CRM
2nd Vice President, IINS

I wish to extend my congratulations to all graduates on the successful completion of your studies and the achievement of your designation. This past year has been a difficult one with significant challenges and major changes in how we conduct our daily lives and indeed our learning processes. Your perseverance in these difficult times is a testament to your dedication to the industry and your profession. As you move ahead, remember education is a lifelong activity and you should continue to seek out available learning opportunities to enhance your career advancement in the industry. Congratulations on a job well done.

Robert Byrne, CIP
Atlantic Vice-Chair, Insurance Institute of Canada


Thank you to our...


Premier Sponsor

Cox & Palmer


Platinum Sponsors


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Huestis Insurance Group


Strum logo


Gold Sponsors




First On Site logo


Portage Mutual

Wawanesa logo


Silver Sponsors



Burns and Wilcox

CEP Forensic logo


Contrast Engineering

Marsh Adjustment



Bronze Sponsors



Cheep Insurance






When you successfully complete your final exam in the CIP program, you are automatically eligible to graduate, but a few steps need to happen before you can begin using your CIP designation. We need to ensure you meet the academic and employment requirements of the program, including at least one year of full-time employment in the industry. If we require any additional information from you, you will be notified by email.