Charity & Events

This page features some photos and descriptions of the various charitable events which the IBTR has been proud to sponsor and participate in. There are also some photos of events which have been held by the Insurance Brokers of Toronto Region.

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Liberal MP Francesco Sorbara speaks at our November Breakfast Meeting – 2017

It was a pleasure to host Mr. Sorbara who spoke frankly to our members in attendance about the recent tax changes for Small and Medium Enterprises. Francesco managed to handle all of the questions and overall the meeting was successful. We need to continue to speak with our local MPs and MPPs about the issues that affect us!

IBTR Donates to the Vaughan Food Bank – October 2017

We were humbled and impressed when we had the opportunity to visit the Vaughan Food Bank and meet with the organizers. This food bank operates solely on a volunteer basis and no one receives a salary, including our contact and lead organizer, Peter (featured in the picture below). Despite the seeming wealth which resides in the Vaughan area, over 20 new families per week register for help with this food bank. The food bank provides over 1 million meals per year on their slim operating budget of $10,000, so every penny of this donation goes a long way! We’d like to thank the Vaughan Food Bank for supporting local families in need!

Million Dollar Smiles and IBTR Join Forces to Build a Playground! (2017)

This September we joined the Million Dollar Smiles group again and built a playground for a child and her family who aren’t in a situation to splurge for something of that nature. It was a beautiful day, and not only did the family help, but the little girl was totally blown away when she saw it and proceeded to thank us all and introduce us all, a little more formally, to her family.

IBTR Attends and Speaks at the 2017 Seneca College Career Fair

We’ve been acquainted with Seneca College for the past several years, and each year we get more and more involved. This year our President Frank Silla, along with board members Stanislav (Staz) Kojokin and Trevor McIntosh, spoke with all of the students as they came by the booth. Broke down the walls of misunderstanding when it comes to what it is we do and what we represent. Staz even got up and spoke to the group as a whole. Seneca students continue to forward their resumes to the IBTR, and we request that they post them onto the insurance careers websites already available (please see the Careers Page).
Overall, a success!

IBTR Sponsors East York’s 60th Canada Day Celebration! (2017)

Board Member Trevor McIntosh manned the booth this year at East York’s 60th Canada Day Celebration. He engaged with the public; drumming up conversation about who and what the independent insurance broker is and does, and all those with specific insurance inquiries were referred to the IBAO website to search for a Broker.

The event was a success in that all of the promotional items (IBTR Pens and Golf Towels) were given away to help promote our important industry!

Furthermore, IBTR was one of the leading sponsors, sponsoring the “Bingo” game at the festival. Overall it was a successful event and we were glad to be a part of keeping this fantastic celebration alive!


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Intact Insurance presenting at our January 2017 Luncheon

Here are some of our board members with Jean-Francois, President of Intact Insurance, during our January 2017 Luncheon

Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal

A few words from the Board of Directors of

Attention Broker Members:

In the beginning of May, 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray and surrounding areas were evacuated from their homes due to a devastating wildfire. This has had an effect on so many lives, and insurance company claim payments can only help with so much.

People from across the country have banded together to provide help and support wherever possible. We are very proud to announce that on behalf of the independent insurance brokers of Toronto Region, we were able to make a donation of $5,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help with their efforts in providing assistance and care for the families and businesses that were, and still are, affected by the wildfires. It is because of you, the members of our association, that we were able to make such a donation! Thank you.

As of June 2, 2016, the wildfires in Alberta continue to burn and families are still suffering from the loss of their homes. If you would like to continue to donate, please donate to the Canadian Red Cross.

(clicking on the picture below will take you to their website)
alberta wild fires appeal

Coldest Night of the Year – 2016

We were the leading sponsor for 2016’s Coldest Night of the Year Walk.
(click below to view the Coldest Night of the Year video)

Million Dollar Smiles Playground Build 2016

Doing our part to put a smile on a child’s face!

Donating to CTV’s Toy Mountain 2015

Here we see some of our board members with CTV Host Tom Brown!

Humber River Hospital Donation 2015

Here are a few snapshots of the small plaque acknowledging our donation to the Triage Area of the Humber River Hospital. This hospital is one of the most advanced facilities in North America

IBTR Building with Million Dollar Smiles 2015

Here we are, building a playground for a child, hoping to bring some more happiness to their life!

2014 Make it Merry with Mad Dog and Maura

We helped three families have a merrier Christmas this year with
Make it Merry with Mad Dog and Maura.

2013 Harvest Moon Gala Event for Autism Speaks Canada

Images coming soon.

2013 Special Olympics Ontario Summer Games

Images coming soon.

Vaughn Food Bank Drive

Here we see some of our board members with members of the Vaughan Food Bank Drive. Doing our part to donate funds and food to those in need

Crime Stoppers Appreciation Event

Not very good pictures, but they prove that we were there and that we helped! Know of a crime? Call 1-800-222-TIPS.

Sancta Maria House

The Redwood – Women’s Shelter