On October 22nd, over 50 brokers from 13 different brokerages gathered together at the beautiful Domaine Cataraqui in Quebec City for an evening of cocktails and networking.

Pictured Above: Mariette Rouer (Rouer & Associés), Josée Levesque (Trisura), Daniel Giroux (HUB International Quebec), Jean-Sébastien Laberge (Renaud), Marie-Claude Sirois (Renaud Assurances) Martine Asselin (Renaud Assurances) Maggy Maher (Essor), Jean Gatien (Trisura), Patrick Bouchard (Essor) Richard Grant (Trisura), Sarah Mainella (Trisura), Valérie Brochu (LDP), Manon Bolduc (LDP), Françoise Lessard (LDP), Nancy Roy (LDP)

Attendees enjoyed trading stories and cheers at the 150 year-old historic site, situated in the heart of Sillery, an area just south of Laval University that overlooks the St. Lawrence River.

Trisura was happy to host our brokers as a way of saying thanks for the partnership we both continue to enjoy.

Pictured Above: Yan Frenette (EGR), Josée Levesque (Trisura) Francis Richard (Essor), Liette Desrosiers (Trisura) Nathalie Simard (EGR), Andréa Michaud (EGR), Sandra Proulx (EGR) Claude Picard (EGR), Réjean Verret (EGR), Diane Ferland (EGR), François Gagnon (Trisura), Sylvie Lambert (Couture Rochette), Mike George (Trisura), , Sarah Mainella (Trisura), Michel Jacques (Verrier), Sylvain Durand (Assurances Jean Gamache), Jean Gamache (Assurances Jean Gamache), Linda Delisle (Renaud Assurances), Alina Didyk (Trisura), Pina Mazzoli (Trisura), Sophie Marceau (Hub International Quebec) Francis Desjardins (Trisura)

We look forward to the next time!

Pictured Above: Liette Desrosiers, Chris Sekine, Francis Desjardins, Pina Mazzoli, François Gagnon, Jennifer Finnell, Mike George, Béatrice Lartillot, Richard Grant, Nadine Dodeman, Jean-François Therrien, Josée Levesque, Jean Gatien, Frédéric Beauregard



On Tuesday, September 29th, members of the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) gathered at the Pantages Hotel in Toronto for the 24th Annual General Meeting.

As is the case with the majority of trade associations, the SAC relies upon a large volunteer force to push the day-to-day business operations forward. These volunteers use energy and time, often to perform tedious and thankless tasks, in addition to the demands of their regular jobs.

To honour these efforts, The SAC distributes awards during the Annual General Meeting. One of these is the President’s Award, which is given to an individual or individuals who best demonstrate exemplary volunteer service to the surety industry and the SAC. This year, the award was presented to Trisura’s Donna Anderson, Vice President of Surety in the Calgary branch.

Donna has upheld a positive outlook and enthusiasm for the business from the day she entered the industry in 1975, to present day. She helped put SAC on the map in western Canada, and remains unfailingly generous with her time and energy—even when the demands of her day job and family are closing in around her. She has done numerous presentations at SAC conferences and is highly regarded among owners, consultants, and contractors. In 2014, she stepped up once again to sign on for her second stint as Committee Chair.

When deliberating over who to select for this year’s President’s award, Steve Ness, Bob Sloat and the SAC staff unanimously agreed that no-one deserved it more. Congratulation’s Donna!


The SAC was formed in 1992 by professionals in the Surety industry to establish independence from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and to better represent writers of surety bonds as well as forming a unique product-based voice. Today, those professionals represent more than 90% of written premiums in the entire industry.

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company is a Canadian owned and operated specialty lines insurance and surety company. Through a select network of national and regional brokerage firms, Trisura provides innovative solutions and expertise in the Contract & Commercial Surety, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, Fidelity, Professional Liability including Media and Cyber Liability, Casualty and Warranty product lines. Trisura operates six offices across Canada, underwrites approximately $100 million in premium, and has an A.M. Best rating of A-.