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Welcome to the Insurance Brokers of Toronto Region!  We are a non-profit association here to help promote the independent insurance broker, provide avenues for continuing education, support local charities and community outreach programs, and be a voice for all insurance brokers in our community.  Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

Upcoming Events

January 2017 Luncheon with Intact Insurance

Date:January 25, 2017
Time:11:45 AM
Location:Le Parc Banquet Facility - 8432 Leslie St., Thornhill, ON L3T 7M6 (416) 798-7246
Topic:Intact's Top Three 2017 Priorities
Speaker:Jean-François Blais
For more information or to get tickets please contact IBTR Social: social@ibtr.org.
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February 2017 Luncheon

Date:February 21, 2017
Time:11:45 AM
Location:Le Parc Banquet Facility - 8432 Leslie St., Thornhill, ON L3T 7M6 (416) 798-7246
Topic:Stay tuned, info will be here soon!
Speaker:To be announced.
For more information or to get tickets please contact IBTR Social: social@ibtr.org.

March 2017 Luncheon with IBAO

Date:March 28, 2017
Time:11:45 AM
Location:Le Parc Banquet Facility 8432 Leslie St. Thornhill L3T 7M6 (416) 798-7246
Topic:Stay tuned, info will be here soon!
Speaker:Colin Simpson, CEO of Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario
For more information or to get tickets please contact IBTR Social: social@ibtr.org.

Friendship Night

Date:May 11, 2017
Time:17:00 PM
Location:Le Parc Banquet Facility 8432 Leslie St. Thornhill L3T 7M6 (416) 798-7246
Featuring:Stay tuned, info will be here soon!
For more information or to get tickets please contact IBTR Social: social@ibtr.org.

IBTR Annual Golf Tournament

Date:June 14, 2017
Time:08:00 AM
Location:Nobleton Lakes Golf Club - 125 Nobleton Lakes Dr, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0
Featuring:Your favourite game of golf!
For more information or to get tickets please contact IBTR Social: social@ibtr.org.

Summer Social 2017

Date:August 15, 2017
Time:17:00 PM
Location:To be announced
Topic:To be announced
Speaker:Francesco Sorbara, MP Vaughan-Woodbridge
For more information or to get tickets please contact IBTR Social: social@ibtr.org.

September 2017 Luncheon with the Insurance Institute

Date:September 19, 2017
Time:11:45 AM
Location:Le Parc Banquet Facility 8432 Leslie St., Thornhill, ON L3T 7M6 (416) 798-7246
Topic:To be announced
For more information or to get tickets please contact IBTR Social: social@ibtr.org.

November 2017 Luncheon

Date:November 14, 2017
Time:11:45 AM
Location:Le Parc Banquet Facility 8432 Leslie St. Thornhill L3T 7M6 (416) 798-7246
Topic:Unknown
Speaker:Your Name Here
For more information or to get tickets please contact IBTR Social: social@ibtr.org.

Holiday Luncheon 2017

Date:December 12, 2017
Time:11:45 AM
Location:Le Parc Banquet Facility 8432 Leslie St. Thornhill L3T 7M6 (416) 798-7246
Topic:Holiday Luncheon
For more information or to get tickets please contact IBTR Social: social@ibtr.org.

2016 – A Year in Review from our President 

It’s hard to believe that 2016 has already come to an end.  It’s been an exciting year at IBTR, with the launch of our new logo, website and many successful luncheons and annual events. Our new website will allow our member brokerages to post employment opportunities as well as view Resumes of Seneca College graduates.

We celebrated “25 Years of Friendships” with our 25th Anniversary of Friendship Night.  Our annual Golf Tournament was another great success, being blessed with a great turnout despite the cold weather.  Maybe a hot chocolate vendor and not an ice cream truck would have been better suited!  We built on that momentum and once again had a fantastic Summer Social at Woodbine Racetrack.  Lastly, our Murder Mystery Holiday Luncheon brought entertainment to all in attendance.

We have been actively building the brand of the Broker Channel in the Toronto Region by becoming the title sponsor of “Inn from the Cold Newmarket”.  We expanded our sponsorship of grassroots sports teams by sponsoring 8 local house league teams in the GTA of various sports.  Once again the board gathered with the help of some local brokers to build a playground for a terminally ill child with the assistance of Million Dollar Smiles.  A $5,000.00 donation to the Red Cross for Fort McMurray Relief on behalf of the IBTR and its members and sponsors.  These are a few different Community Outreach opportunities  we have participated in, I could go on but I won’t.

What’s in store for 2017?  The IBTR board is pleased to announce that we will be providing two complimentary luncheon tickets to all member brokerages with your paid membership.  We are extremely pleased to have booked The Honorable Francesco Sorbara Liberal MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge sitting in the House of Commons Standing Committee of Finance, to speak at our 2017 Summer Social (August 15, 2017), as well as many other great speakers throughout the year.

I would like to finish off by thanking all of our valuable sponsors, without your support many of the events we hold and participate in would not be possible. The 2017 Sponsorship Brochure is now available in the sponsorship section of our website.  I would also like to thank each member of the Board of Directors, I truly appreciate all your tireless efforts in helping build the best affiliate.  Lastly but not least Andrea Raspa, who without we would be lost. Thank you from all of us.

We look forward to seeing you at our luncheons and many annual events during 2017.

Sincerely

Frank Silla, CAIB, President – IBTR  

Thank you to our Past Presidents

  • 2014-2016 Nick Homiak
  • 2012-2013 Greg Robertson
  • 2010-2011 Cory Hoffman
  • 2007-2009 Kim Homiak *
  • 2005-2007 Nadia Romano
  • 2004 Mark Campbell
  • 2003 Jennifer Tyrwhitt-Gory
  • 2002 Debbie Thompson
  • 2001 Dave Forster
  • 2000 Michael Freedman
  • 1999 Cherryl Naismith
  • 1997-1998 Tony Palermo
  • 1997 Peter Bird
  • 1996 Mark Locke
  • 1995 Lorie Guthrie Phair
  • 1994 Glen R. White
  • 1993 Paul Holman
  • 1992 Diane Wigley
  • 1991 Helene Podpora
  • 1990 Philip Tyrwhitt *
  • 1989 Robert Shore
  • 1988 Frank Urhan
  • 1987 John F. Bean
  • 1985-1986 Ross Robertson
  • 1984 Robert A. Martin
  • 1983 Ronald A. Dorling *
  • 1981-1982 Patricia Bingham
  • 1980 Terry E. Baker *
  • 1979 Ronald A. Lawson
  • 1978 Stanley E. Bradley *
  • 1977 Mario Laraia
  • 1976 Bruce M. Ward
  • 1975 Robert G. Haynes
  • 1974 Douglas K. Schram
  • 1973 James T. Roberts
  • 1972 Irving Dobbs *
  • 1971 J. Ross Kellock
  • 1970 Murray Hoffman
  • 1969 Lorne S. Sweezie
  • 1968 Ronald H. Bailey
  • 1967 Sanford F. Phillips
  • 1966 Fred Shore
  • 1965 Richard W. Gammon
  • 1964 William J. Wales
  • 1962-1963 Peter T. Douglas
  • 1960-1961 Edward H. Paul
  • 1959 Harold W. Bickerstaff
  • 1958 Frank Garber
  • 1957 Donald S. Hough
  • 1956 William H. Case
  • 1955 Bert F. Walters
  • 1954 Eric H. Phillips
  • 1953 W. Earl Bonham
  • 1951-1952 Alfred Cowling
  • 1950 Harry B. Lorimer

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