Nova Scotia Convocation

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We enjoyed gathering to celebrate 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.



If you missed the event, you can watch the Convocation celebration here.


Award winners




Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association, NS Chapter
Highest Result in Essentials of Loss Adjusting; NS

Kevin Miller
TD Insurance

Peter Darling Memorial Award
Highest Result in Advanced Loss Adjusting; NS

Corey Oickle
Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Co.

Atlantic Vice Chair Awards
Highest Result in Principles & Practice of Insurance>
Atlantic Canada

Katherine Roberts-Brown
Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Co.

Atlantic Vice Chair Awards
Highest Result in Insurance on Property
Atlantic Canada

Samantha Williams
TD Insurance

Atlantic Vice Chair Awards
Highest Result in Insurance Against Liability Part 1
Atlantic Canada

Colin Malone
Johnson Inc.

Atlantic Vice Chair Awards
Highest Result in Automobile Insurance Part 1
Atlantic Canada

Angella Noftall
Johnson Inc.

Atlantic Vice Chair Awards
Highest Result in Business of Insurance
Atlantic Canada

Jordan Thompson
The Co-operators

Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association, NS Chapter
First Year CIP Student with the Best Results; NS

Courtney Tizard
Intact Insurance

Gladys Venturini Memorial Education Award (NSIWA)
Top Chartered Insurance Professional Graduate; NS

Tamara Bagnell
Aviva Canada Inc.

Insurance Institute of Nova Scotia
Top Advanced Chartered Insurance Professional Graduate; NS

James Stewart
TD Insurance

Charlie Giffin Memorial Award (CICMA)
Top Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional Graduate; NS

Kirby Bannerman
Aviva Canada Inc.


Congratulatory Messages

In the days before Covid, dedicating your time and efforts to furthering your professional development with a CIP designation was a huge accomplishment. However, given the challenges and added stressors of the past year, this accomplishment holds much more weight; it’s truly an exceptional achievement.

As a proud member of the IINS Council, and fellow CIP alumni, I wish you the very best in your career and look forward to celebrating with you!

Joe Gariepy, CIP, CRM
1st Vice President, IINS Council

Congratulations Graduates!

Today we celebrate the success you've achieved through years of hard work, commitment and sacrifice. It is a time for you to look back with pride on your efforts, and in many cases with thanks for the support of your families, colleagues and employer. I encourage you to continue on your lifelong learning journey. Wishing you great success in your future educational and career adventures.

Kelly Leydon, FCIP
2nd Vice President, IINS Council

Sending a BIG congratulations to this years CIP graduates.

Your hard work and dedication has paid off - you should be extremely proud of yourselves!

Wishing you continued growth & development.

Mallory Baker, BBA, CIP
Director, IINS Council

YOU HAVE DONE IT – Congratulations!

Graduation is the perfect time to look ahead, offer encouragement and express optimism and excitement about your future. You all took the extra steps to take on this challenge of obtaining your designation, and tonight we will celebrate YOU!!! Your hard work has paid off – the sacrifices you made along the way have brought you here. Once again CONGRATULATIONS!!! Always continue to explore, grow, and most importantly challenge yourself to be your best, no matter how difficult it may seem. Be proud of your designation, this can open so many possibilities for you. Once again, congratulations to all the 2021 Graduates!

Thank you,
Denise Roche, CAIB, CRM, ACIP, ICP
CIP Instructor


Thank you to our...


Premier Sponsor

Cox & Palmer


Platinum Sponsors



Burns and Wilcox


Wawanesa logo


Gold Sponsors


economical logo

Strum logo

AON logo


Portage Mutual

Ritch Williams and Richards logo

Kings Mutual logo






Silver Sponsors



CEP Forensic logo

Ecclesiastical logo


Intact logo




Bronze Sponsors


Accomsure logo

McInnes Cooper

Pembridge logo


Intrepid logo





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).