Speakers Club of the Insurance Institute of Ontario

Are you looking to improve your public speaking abilities? Would you like to increase your effectiveness in presenting ideas?

For more than 80 years, the Speakers Club has been helping members ease their way into public speaking and develop their skills in a supportive, professional environment. Speak when you’re ready—even if you just introduce yourself—then progress at your own pace. And it’s a great way to meet new people in your industry.

Join other insurance industry professionals in a dynamic environment as a speaker’s education unfolds, followed by engaging opportunities for debate, presentations, and impromptu speaking. 

We meet at 5:45 p.m. on the third Monday each month, September through May, at the offices of DGA Careers, 150 King Street West, Suite 805, in downtown Toronto. See our schedule for the 2018–2019 season:

Meeting Date Meeting Theme
September 17, 2018 Getting to Know You
October 15, 2018 Social Media
November 19, 2018 Public Speaking Dos and Don'ts
December 3, 2018 Christmas Dinner
January 14, 2019 University of Toronto Hart House Debate
February 11, 2019 Special Guest Speaker (to be announced)
March 18, 2019 Speakers Club Debating Competition
April 15, 2019 Formal and Maiden Speaking Competition
May 13, 2019 President's Dinner

Club Executive

President – Amalia Cunanan, The Magnes Group Inc.
Past President – Nick Grosdanis, The Wawanea Mutual Insurance Company
Honorary President – Paul Seaton, The Guarantee Company of North America 
Secretary – Anna-Lisa Sippola, DGA Careers
Treasurer – Cheryl Morton, L.D Dermody Insurance Brokers (1982) Inc.
Critic – Valerie Clarke, Hugh Wood Canada Ltd. 
Executive Member/Institute Liaison – Walter Braddock, Insurance Institute of Canada

To learn more, please email speakersclub.iio@gmail.com