If you know your history then you will know that Hamilton has played an exceptional role in the insurance industry. Many of the big names in the business had headquarters here before the consolidation of the financial district in downtown Toronto, and the growth of the health care and education sector here in Hamilton.
It is no wonder then that many of the industry’s most respected and accomplished professionals started their career here in Hamilton and many continue to call Hamilton home. Now with the advent of expanded work from home, many more insurance professionals continue to flock to Hamilton as a home base.
Since its inception, the OIAA Hamilton Chapter has a strong connection to the fabric of the insurance world in the city. We are committed to providing top-notch professional development in the insurance space. (See Events page for upcoming events)
We also host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year and take pride in giving back to the community wherever we can. This includes our annual Bowling Bash fundraiser where we are partnered with Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, as well as our annual Golf Tournament and Christmas Party where proceeds go to various charitable organizations.
All of which is only made possible through generous donations from our sponsors and the hard work and dedication of our exception executive team including: Jennifer Allan (Brant Mutual), Laura O’Hearn (Maxwell Claims), Armaine Smith, Bradley Remigis (Agro Zaffiro LLP), Brendan Leon (Crawford & Company), Jennifer Hamu (Crawford & Company) and our past executives who have contributed so much over the years; Janice Brooks (Dumfries Mutual), Paul Tiller (Cayuga Mutual), Alyson Harper (Sedgwick), Dave Hladysh (Desjardin) and so many more.
I am very fortunate to have been selected by such wonderful people to be Chapter President and I look forward to growing the OIAA Hamilton Chapter to provide professional development and networking opportunities to aspiring and accomplished insurance professionals alike.
Whether you are local, new to the area or just visiting, the OIAA Hamilton extends our warmest welcome!
Aidan McCardle Crawford & Company