2021 Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals

March 25, 2021


The Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals is back in 2021 as a 100% free, fully digital event! This one-day forum — presented in partnership with SGI CANADA — brings together brokers, carrier representatives, adjusters, and other industry stakeholders for an interactive day of learning and discussion. IBAS member brokers are eligible to receive four (4) continuing education (CE) credit hours.

When & Where

Thursday, March 25, 2021
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Lunch break from 12 – 1 p.m.)
Hosted via Zoom

Please note that login information will be e-mail to registered participants the day prior to the event. Each licensee looking to obtain CE credit hours must be individually registered.

Who should attend?

Any professional employed in Saskatchewan's insurance industry is welcome to take part, regardless of age. Certain content, however, may be tailored to individuals who are under the age of 40 and/or are at the emerging stages of their insurance careers.

Sessions & Speakers


10 – 11 a.m.: State of the Insurance Industry
Joel Baker, President & CEO, MSA Research

Joel Baker is president and CEO of MSA Research, which is Canada's foremost provider of financial information and analysis of P&C, life, and health insurers. Baker also leads, as CEO, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) — acquired by Zurich-based PERILS A.G. in July 2019 — as well as Northwind Professional Institute. 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Climate Adaptation in the P&C Insurance Market
Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

Blair Feltmate is the head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo. He is also a member of the Global Risk Institute's Sustainable Finance Advisory Council and chairs the Adaptation Committee at the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices. Prior to his assuming his current role, Blair served as vice president of sustainable development at the Bank of Montreal. Additionally, he sat as chair of the Federal Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation.

12 – 1 p.m.: Lunch Break

1 – 2 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Driving (Practical) Brokerage Innovation
Scott Treasure, CEO, Treasures Insurance (Alberta)
Lyndon Block, CEO, Block's Agencies & Mello Insurance (Saskatchewan)
Traci Boland, Partner, Ontario West Insurance Brokers (Ontario)

This session brings together three small-to-mid-sized brokerage leaders from across Canada for an interactive discussion on how to leverage innovation to drive growth. We'll, of course, talk about the role of technology, but we will also expand the conversation to cover unique approaches to sales and marketing, brand positioning, staffing, carrier partnerships, and internal operations.

2 – 3 p.m.: Cutting Through the Noise: Helping Your Brand Stand Out From the Crowd
Tara Osipoff, Founder & CEO, Ayden Creative / Vice President of Client Success, Cult Collective LP

Tara Osipoff is a Regina-based entrepreneur that wears many hats, including founder and CEO of Ayden Creative — one of Saskatchewan's top marketing agencies. A strong advocate for purpose-first and values-based branding, Tara has earned the trust of a diverse clientele with her unique approach to driving return on investment through a higher return on emotion

Register & Win

Approximately $2,500 worth of amazing prizes are up for grabs in our session draws. You must, however, register and be in active attendance to win! Items include:

  • Our grand prize: $1,000 in gift certificates to the brand new Dakota Dunes Resort;
  • Our lunch-hour contest prize: A 256 GB Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset with controllers;
  • His and her handcrafted wooden watches from SaskWatches;
  • A one-of-a-kind, custom, hard-carved leather portfolio from Regina's own Greg Haase; and
  • A $150 online gift card to Prairie Proud Apparel.

Registration is now closed. If, however, you wish to sign up past the registration deadline, please contact kyle.halvorson@ibas.ca.