GTA Convocation



We enjoyed celebrating your academic achievements and the important milestones in your professional life at our recent convocation ceremony. While the pandemic has temporarily changed how we gather, it was wonderful that we could take some time to honour the hard work you have put into earning your new credential.

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Program and Scrapbook


Convocation program

Download the Convocation program


Convocation scrapbook

Download the Graduate Scrapbook


Congratulatory Messages

“The heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards through the night “- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
To the graduating class of 2022, heartiest congratulations to you all! Those of us who have gone before you appreciate the sacrifices, commitment, and the sheer grit that it took you to get to this momentous occasion. Well done! As a CIP Ambassador and Instructor, I am pleased to see so many of you attain these career advancing achievements. Onward and upwards graduates, and welcome to the club!

Natalie Ferguson, FCIP, CRM
CIP Instructor

Congratulations on your graduation!
This year graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same.
You have put forth the same hard work, you have learned and grown so much and you should be proud of your achievement.
Whatever you do, never stop learning, exploring, growing and challenging yourself to continue succeeding.
Best wishes on your next adventure.

John Ilias BA, CIP, CIOP, CRM(cert.)
Faculty Sub-Committee Chair, GTA

Congratulations! You have worked so hard for this accomplishment and now you are part of a very special group of Insurance Professionals. I wish you every success in your career as you and your fellow achievers take this profession to the next level. Kudos!

Ron Thomas, FCIP
CIP Instructor

As an FCIP graduate I know the dedication required to arrive at graduation in normal circumstances. I want to especially congratulate the class of 2021 for endeavouring to implement their problem-solving skills, incorporate the critical thinking and apply the communication skills needed to meet the industry standard’s of excellence and professionalism in this program during the trials of this past year. Thank you for your perseverance in furthering your insurance career success.
Let the lessons learned throughout your past years of study towards your designation fuel your future in the industry. A focus on education and lifelong learning will carry you beyond adversity to opportunity.
Thank you for being an integral part of the insurance community. The Insurance Institute congratulates you and wishes you a bright and continued success.
Yours Truly,

Greg Knowles, FCIP
VP, Academic Division


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Sponsorship Opportunities

If your organization is passionate about ongoing professional development and interested in supporting this year’s special convocation event, Greater Toronto Area Chapter's Virtual Convocation provides the perfect opportunity to get in front of a wide audience of industry professionals in celebration of the educational achievements of our newest graduates.

Sponsorship opportunities will include recognition on our convocation web page, on social media and during the live virtual event. Please contact us at for more details.


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.

Students who wrote (and passed!) their final exam in August 2021 will start using the CIP designation on December 1, 2021. Students who completed their CIP courses in December 2021 will be invited to attend convocation as a graduate next year (2023).