Convocation is a special time to honour the hard work and dedication of the Insurance Institute’s newest graduates of the Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) and Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) programs. It is an opportunity for the insurance community to come together and commemorate the professionalism of the industry and its people. We were thrilled to welcome Bruce Croxon, Entrepreneur and Television Personality as our guest keynote speaker.

“I’m not sure what I expected I’d hear from Bruce Croxon, co-founder of Lavalife and former Dragon on Dragon’s Den . . . perhaps more of a self-made man. Instead, I heard a successful entrepreneur talk about what it takes to be successful in business todayand that, surprisingly, was more about shared values, teamwork and collaborationparticularly important in new and changing landscapes. It’s a great message for our new grads and industry colleagues in attendance, particularly as the industry’s landscape is changing.” - Convocation Attendee

2018 Convocation Photos & Graduate Advertisement

Were you in attendance at our Convocation on January 25, 2018? View a selection of event photos. 
Also, in case you weren't aware, we book an advertisement in the National Post or Financial Post each year on convocation day. It's a great way to celebrate your achievement! Download it here [PDF]

Graduate Rings

The Institute is proud to announce that it has recently partnered with Jostens to provide our members with CIP and FCIP graduate rings. The CIP and FCIP rings are available to all members of the CIP Society to purchase and are offered in a variety of metals, including gold, silver, and lustrium, in English or French, and in two styles.

President and CEO, Peter Hohman, FCIP, says “We are delighted to offer our members CIP and FCIP rings through our partnership with Jostens. It's a very memorable token of the incredible achievement by our graduates in earning their designation and will be a tradition we look forward to carrying on for our members in the years to come.”

If you are a CIP or an FCIP and would like to purchase a ring, please call Paul Robinson of Jostens at (647) 409-7285 or email him at for further details.

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