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Wawanesa Celebrates Brokers Who Go the Extra Mile

Your story could be awarded one of 10 donations of $10,000 for charity

WINNIPEG, MB - To celebrate Canadian brokers providing exceptional service in support of their customers and communities, the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (Wawanesa) has launched a new country-wide program called Going the Extra Mile.

Going The Extra Mile extends an open invitation to brokers across the country to share their stories with Wawanesa that highlight situations where they delivered exceptional customer service or contributed to their communities in an impactful way. From these submissions, Wawanesa will select 10 brokerages to each direct a $10,000 donation to an eligible charity or non-profit organization of their choice.

“We know from long experience that brokers are hard-working community leaders committed to being there for their customers, especially in times of need,” said Selena Hinds, Wawanesa’s Vice President of Communications & Marketing. “With Going The Extra Mile, which grows out of Wawanesa’s own longstanding commitment to our communities, we want to recognize and proudly celebrate brokers who inspire us and represent our industry so well.”

Specifically, Wawanesa is looking for stories from brokers at their inspirational best, where the end-result or impact of their good work exceeded their client expectations or delivered meaningful community value. Here below are some considerations for brokers interested in making a submission to the program before the deadline of June 15:

  • How did your expert advice and advocacy make a meaningful difference?
  • How did your client or the community respond?
  • Did your local perspective or knowledge help to deliver unparalleled service or ensure your client was protected against a major weather-related loss? What was the impact?
  • Did you support your local community through a major natural disaster?
  • What did you do to make a difference and why did you take those actions?

Brokers can visit to share their most impactful stories and enter to become one of 10 brokerages across Canada recognized by Wawanesa for exceptional support and service or for commitment to building safer, healthier and more sustainable communities.

About The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is one of Canada’s largest mutual insurers, with over $4 billion in annual revenue and assets of $12 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Canada. Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million members in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. Learn more at


For more information:

Brad Hartle
Senior Communications Specialist, Media Relations
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Phone: 1-844-946-6282

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