Welcome to the Conestoga Chapter.

How can we help you?


Develop your skills and increase your knowledge.
Take advantage of our leading-edge seminars and webinars, local classes, networking events and broker/agent licensing prep courses.

Announcement: CIP winter courses now open for registration

See what courses and learning formats we have available.

There's still time to complete a CIP course in fall. Fast-track!

Busy schedule preventing you from enrolling in a regular CIP course? Check out our upcoming Weekend Warrior courses, which take place in a condensed format over two weekends.

C11: Principles and Practice of Insurance – starts November 2
C12: Insurance on Property starts November 2
C13: Insurance Against Liability - Part 1 – starts November 2
C14: Automobile Insurance - Part 1 – starts November 2
C16: The Business of Insurance – starts October 12
C110: Essentials of Loss Adjusting – starts November 9
C112: Practical Issues in Claims Management – starts November 9
C120: Underwriting Essentials – starts November 9
C130: Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent – starts November 9

New Commercial Insurance Certificate

Get the skills you need to craft commercial solutions with our three-course program. Registration is now open for winter. Learn more.

Upcoming events and seminars 

Insuring Unique Homes – October 9
Homes today run the gamut from 250 square foot tiny homes to 25,000 square foot mansions. Somehow insurance professionals need to find the right way to insure them all. If this half-day seminar, we will cover underwriting considerations, new insurance products and their features, claims examples, and so much more! Register Now 

Building Construction 101 – October 9
Don't let the name "101" fool you–participants are calling this session a master's course because of the vast and valuable information included. This half-day session breaks down the complexity of the five different types of construction and the underwriting complexity around each type. Register Now

Successful Negotiation Strategies – October 23
Negotiation, like any other skill, needs to be taught and practiced to be effective. Talented negotiators outpace their colleagues and competitors in business and in life because they build relationships that bring desired results. Whether you are a broker or underwriter negotiating coverages and premiums, or a claims adjuster negotiating a claims settlement, this interactive seminar will help you be a more effective negotiator. Register Now

"Facing the Future-Proud of our Past" Luncheon and Golden Gala – November 21
Join us for this historic networking event as we journey through the past and glimpse the future of our local insurance industry. We celebrate the 40th anniversary of this luncheon event and the 50th anniversary of our local chapter with the support of our local Ontario Mutual, Adjusters and Brokers Associations. Register Now

Don't miss out! View the full list of our upcoming events and seminars.

Licensing: give yourself the best chance of success on your exam

Are you looking to begin a new career as an insurance Broker or Agent? The Insurance Institute wants to help you succeed.
We offer courses in several formats to suit your needs – including a new online class.

•  Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course Three Day Exam Prep – Starts October 10
•  Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class – Starts November 5
•  Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class – Starts January 7
•  Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course Three Day Exam Prep – Starts February 20
•  Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class – Starts March 11
•  Broker (RIBO) Level 1 Licensing
•  Agent (OTL) Licensing

It's time to renew your membership!

Are you taking advantage of your membership benefits?
We rely on the support of members like you to be able to achieve the goals that have been set for us by the industry. In return, we’re able to provide you with many benefits. Learn about the benefits and renew now.

Member Bonus Series

Our member bonus webinars are complimentary for current Insurance Institute of Ontario (IIO) members. Find our next member bonus webinar below:
Insurance to Value & Co-Insurance – October 2 Register Now

Get on the road to improved job performance

Registration for fall CIP classes is closing soon! 
Learn more about what the Chartered Insurance Professional designation can do for you and your career.
See our available courses.

New trends papers available

Read up on the latest industry trends with these free online resources offered by the CIP Society for all members:
Auto Insurance Fraud
Insuring Wineries
Motor Truck Cargo Legal Liability

Other monthly Trends Papers topics include Construction Insurance  and the Changing Workforce (demographic research), 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.

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

Keep your member profile up-to-date with your home contact details, so that we can continue to keep you in the loop if you make a career change or move companies. 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.

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The Insurance Institute of Ontario  Conestoga is on Twitter. Join the conversation and follow us at @IIOConestoga.


We have our own Flickr Page?
A picture is worth 1000 words, which is why we make sure to take many of them during our local Chapter events! Come and take a look at our Flickr page to see photos from events such as Convocation, Symposium West, and many other events.  

We Do you need CE Credits for Alberta and/or Manitoba?
The Insurance Institute of Ontario is accredited to issue CE credits for our seminars to members who are licensed in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba. Contact us at conestogamail@insuranceinstitute.ca to learn further details on this great benefit.

Professional and Meeting Space Available
Are you looking for space for your next meeting or function? Contact us at conestogamail@insuranceinstitute.ca or 519-579-0184 for details on rental space for a variety of group sizes.

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 1-866-362-8585.

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.