Manitoba Convocation

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Congratulations on successfully completing your final course in the CIP, ACIP, FCIP, GIE, Risk Management Certificate or Commercial Insurance Certificate program! You may be anxious to know when you can begin using your designation and what you need to do to receive your certificate. The following information may help you to solve some of the puzzles:

•  If you successfully completed your last exam in December 2021, April 2022 or July 2022, you will graduate in November 2022

•  Latest by July 2022, you should receive a letter from the CEO of the Insurance Institute congratulating you on your achievement and indicating the date you can use your designation.

Students who successfully complete their exams in the stated exam sessions are permitted to begin using their CIP designation on the following dates:
December exam session – June 1
April exam session – June 1
July exam session – November 1

•  Your certificate will be presented to you at the 2022 Convocation. If you are not able to attend the Convocation in-person, please make arrangements to pick up your diploma as they cannot be mailed out

•  2022 Convocation luncheon is on November 9th, 2022, at the Fort Garry Hotel. It is planned to be an in-person Convocation unless the COVID restrictions changes, and more details to come in September 2022

•  ***Please make sure to update your profile to include the current email address, home address, business address, personal phone number, and most importantly the company you work for, which is for employment verification purposes.

If you still have more questions about the convocation and the graduation, please feel free to email us at or give us a call at 204- 956-1702.


2021 Graduates

Click here to view the full list of 2021 graduates


Award Winners





Mitchell Gusway

Farmers Edge

Doug Hamilton Award: Instructor of the Year

Federated Insurance

Danika Jocelyne Marie Plas

CWB National

Top Student in the General Insurance Essentials Program

Manitoba Association of Insurance Professionals (MAIP)

Philip Lam


Student with the highest aggregate marks in Manitoba, first 3 CIP Courses

Manitoba Public Insurance

Dalitso Forbilika Phiri


Runner up to the Top CIP Graduate in the Claims Professional Series

Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA) - MB

Jessica Hutchings


Top CIP Graduate in the Claims Professional Series

Claims Pro

Kirby Randall Wallis

Wallis Agencies

Top CIP Graduate in the Agent & Broker Professional Series

Hawkshaw Fire Investigation

Cindy Li


Top CIP Graduate in the Agent & Broker Professional Series

Portage Mutual Insurance

Richard Lester Jones


CIP Graduate with the highest marks in Manitoba

Centra Claims

Kevin L Swanson

Aon Reed Stenhouse

Top FCIP grad

Intact Insurance

Courtney Johnston


Top ACIP grad

Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM)


Congratulatory Messages

Jennifer Tougas

Jennifer Tougas, FCIP President, Insurance Institute of Manitoba: A Huge Congratulations! Your achievement, in whatever form that took, is a testament to your determination, persistence and hard work! You took the time, put aside in some cases things that were more enjoyable and balanced your learning to make this possible! I would encourage you to take this time to feel immense pride of yourself and your efforts, thank your family and friends for supporting you and remember (perhaps a bit later) that learning in life is constant and continuous.

Joanne Hampson

Joanne Hampson, FCIP Past President, Insurance Institute of Manitoba, Western Vice Chair: Congratulations Graduates! You have worked hard to get to this day of honour and celebration. Two bits of wisdom I can offer to you are be passionate in what you do; and become a lifelong learner of knowledge, experiences, and exploration. I wish you great success and happiness in your life.


Patrick Lien, CIP, CRM, CAIB Secretary-Treasurer, Insurance Institute of Manitoba: Congratulations to all of this years graduates! Your fine accomplishment proves you have the passion and perseverance to succeed in a fast-paced and challenging industry we all love. This prestigious milestone will no doubt pay dividends in what I know will be an exciting journey to come. Cheers!


Ronald Tokar Student Representative, Insurance Institute of Manitoba: Many dream, some try, but only a few achieve, and YOU have achieved! Congratulations on your well-deserved success!


Charlene Henderson, CIP Council Member, Insurance Institute of Manitoba: On behalf of the Insurance Institute and Red River Mutual Insurance, I would like to send my sincere congratulations to all graduates. Your hard work and perseverance will serve you well in your future endeavours. Well done!


Lori Penner, CIP Council Member, Insurance Institute of Manitoba: Congratulations to all the Grads of 2021! All your hard work and dedication has paid off and we are so excited for you. Take this time to celebrate all that you have accomplished. All the best in the future!


Brad Obirek, BAA, CFEI, CIP Council Member, Insurance Institute of Manitoba : Congratulations! You made it!! You should be excited. You should be proud. We wish you success. We wish you happiness. All your effort over the years has paid off. Happy Graduation!


Rebecca Holm, Bus. Admin, CIP, CAIB Council Member, Insurance Institute of Manitboa: Congratulations Graduates!
Earning your CIP is a huge accomplishment. You should be extremely proud of all the effort and energy you put into the completion of this amazing program. You have set yourself up for a world of success and I wish you all the best in your future goals and endeavors. Take care!

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott, CIP, C.I.M Vice President, Insurance Institute of Manitoba: Congratulations to all the graduates! This is a great accomplishment and you should be proud of what you have achieved!”


Thank you to our...


Prestige Sponsors


Portage Mutual




Gold Sponsors


Red River Mutual logo



Silver Sponsors

Milnco Insurance logo

Wynward logo

Priority Restoration


Bronze Sponsors


Accomsure logo

WFG logo




If your organization is passionate about ongoing professional development and interested in supporting this year’s special convocation event, The Insurance Institute of Manitoba 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 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 (2022).