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We are Lawrie Insurance Group.

We help protect what matters most so you can thrive in business and life.

We have 40 years of insurance experience. By being experts in commercial insurance, personal insurance and employee benefits, we are one of the largest and most trusted independent brokers in Canada.

Industry experts.

Our team of 100 employees, and counting, are experts in some of the world’s most dynamic industries. We’ve created industry solutions and personal programs for your specific needs. You can even find services that are only offered through us.

We’re global.

We have grown organically from our southern Ontario operations. Today, we work with every major insurer in the world and have a global network of brokers. With this vast reach, we can create leading-edge solutions for all your needs. Just ask us…we can do anything.


Since we’re not owned by any of the big insurance companies, we don’t answer to anyone but you – our client. You can trust us to give you unbiased advice based solely on your needs. We work to protect what matters most to you: your family, your business and your lifestyle. We’re on your side.

With you every step of the way.

We ask relevant questions to understand what’s important to you. This is how we help manage your business and life risks. As your partner, we give you sound professional advice based on what you truly need.

Quick Facts

100% independent and one of the largest, most trusted insurance brokerages in Canada

100+ employees specializing in all areas of business and personal insurance

40 years serving clients
(founded in 1982)

10,000+ clients including all types of businesses, individuals and families, and professional service organizations

60+ insurance partners globally, enabling us to find you the right insurer and product

Completely Canadian owned and operated

Our Values

Our five straight-forward values shape and drive our everyday actions, and tell you what to expect from us. These are guideposts for how we work with our clients, and with each other.


We are passionate about our clients, our employees, our business and our community.


We have an unwavering commitment to doing the right thing. Always.


We do it right the first time.


Our strong team culture and creativity inspire success.


In everything we do, we strive to create a better world.

Our History

A Tradition of Independence

Independence has always been important to us. Even though we started working in insurance in 1978 as part of an existing brokerage, we officially became an independent broker on June 1, 1982. From the start, our team of five employees worked diligently to deliver personal and commercial insurance based only on their clients’ needs. That’s how we became “the name you can trust for insurance.”

Now, with more than 120 employees, we are still one of the most trusted insurance organizations in Canada – not to mention one of the largest. While we retained, and strengthened, our “family” values, we’ve broadened our global reach.

Over the years, we built lasting relationships with every major insurer in the world as well as with an international network of brokers. This gives us a unique advantage: we can give you the personal attention of a multi-generational family business with all the services of an international insurance firm.


Our Global Reach

Trusted Partnerships

We work hard to develop and maintain our industry alliances in Canada and around the world. These strategic relationships help us expand our network, services and expertise.

The ways we protect your business and life

Commercial Insurance

We offer your company extensive industry expertise to help you reduce risk at competitive rates.


Personal Insurance

Our team’s collective expertise finds you the best solutions to protect your assets. We'll find you the coverage you need.


Employee Benefits

Retain and attract talent by partnering with us to provide  your custom-made group benefits and retirement savings solutions.



Kim Berdinsky
Sr Director Benefits, Sally Beauty Holdings Inc.

LIG has been a truly fantastic partner for our US-based company with thorough knowledge and guidance in all things Canada benefits and leave management – from compliance, administration and financial management to market competitive analysis and strategic perspectives.

They’ve been especially nimble to our needs in this very trying business environment. As a benefits leader, it has been quite comforting to know that we can rely on LIG to guide us to the right benefit solutions for our Canada associates. And it’s a bonus that they are fun to work with!

Anita Farrell
Controller, Javelin Technologies

Lawrie Insurance Group understands our business and makes appropriate suggestions on insurance to cover our risks. We rely on their team to review contracts & leases and provide valuable insurance guidance.

Their commitment to outstanding customer service, tremendously fast response time, and consistent and excellent services, is the reason we choose LIG. I would gladly highly recommend LIG to anyone who might want to talk with me.

Eric L. Hoffman
President, Activation Laboratories Ltd.

The relationship has been absolutely flawless. Lawrie Insurance Group always manages to help us in choosing the right coverage that matches our risk exposure. We are extremely pleased to recommend their organization to interested parties.

Blair McGibbon
CFO, Ascend Fundraising Solutions, Inc.

Ascend FS has partnered with LIG since 2015 for Risk Guidance and Insurance Services in Canada and Internationally. When negotiating an important contract, we make sure to involve them and are considered part of our team. From the executive team to the service team I am so impressed by how they invest their time in getting to know their clients.

I highly recommend Lawrie Insurance Group to any business looking for a dedicated broker with a professional and personal touch.

Bogdan Frusina
CFO, Ascend Fundraising Solutions, Inc.

The excellence of their (LIG) work has been demonstrated many times by their ability to provide cost effective and timely solutions to our insurance program. Their ability to rapidly handle some difficult problems has been impressive and we have greatly appreciated our working relationship with LIG.

Eric Waxman
Chief Investment Officer, Spark Power Corp

As our business began to grow from a start-up business, we found that our existing broker was no longer able to meet our needs.  We performed a search that included larger regional brokers as well as national and international brokers.  We settled on Lawrie Insurance Group (LIG), and have not regretted our choice.  They are able to provide us with “large” brokerage experience and expertise as well as access to all the same insurance products, but we are always treated like their most important client.

Jim Long
President, Comtrad Strategic Sourcing Inc.

Comtrad has been working with the Lawrie team now for nearly 8 years for all of our insurance and benefits requirements. Their customer service has been excellent and prompt in providing solutions to our evolving and growing business.

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