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Welcome to the Southwestern Ontario 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 preparation courses.

Road Trips & Backyard Shindigs: The Changing Landscape of Breweries, Wineries & Event Exposures

Join us for an interactive education+social event...expand your knowledge on commercial and personal liability risks as they relate to breweries, wineries, and on-site events, while re-connecting with industry colleagues!

Craft breweries and wineries are popping up as great local businesses, both in the city and in rural Ontario, offering exciting day trips, tours, as well as the opportunity to "taste from home." With this growing trend in outdoor events, the potential increases for personal and commercial liability exposures, with rising complexity. What are the risks, and as insurance professionals, are we prepared to:

Understand and underwrite the exposures?
Educate consumers on risk management strategies?
Stay Updated on what the legal duty owed to the consumer is?

For more information about this exciting event, click here

Virtual Escape Room

Grab a drink and a device and try something thrilling that blends collaboration, creativity, and a dash of competition.

Escape Rooms are a popular game for people looking to use logic and puzzle-solving skills to ‘escape’ from some complicated situations. In a team, find clues that help you solve a mystery and escape as quickly as possible!! Usually played in-person, you can now take on the challenge virtually – anywhere you are! Compete against other industry professionals in a true ‘battle of the brains’. Register as a group to join as a team (up to 8) or register as an individual and we’ll place you on a team. So get solving! We look forward to seeing you there.

To register, click here

New Climate Risks Report

Extreme weather will impact every area of insurance - our new Climate Risks report explores risks and solutions. Read the report. 

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 (RIBO) Level 1 Licensing 
•  Agent (OTL) Licensing  

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Did you know? 

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. 

RIBO Hours Available
Did you know that students taking CIP courses in Ontario are eligible for 16 RIBO technical hours, except for C16 and C132, which are eligible for 20 management hours? Contact your local chapter for details. Continuing education credits from seminars will vary depending on the type and length of seminar. More information is available on each of the seminar information pages.

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.