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Wawanesa expands into Quebec commercial insurance market

Montreal, Quebec, January 11, 2021 - The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (Wawanesa) has announced the expansion of their Commercial Insurance offering in Quebec. This marks the next chapter in Wawanesa’s 70-year history of operating in the province. New business submissions are being accepted by its contracted brokers for policy-effective dates of February 1, 2021 and later.

“Two years ago, we solidified our commitment to the independent broker channel by transitioning from a direct-to-consumer sales model in Quebec to offering our property and casualty products through 11 exclusive brokers,” said Wawanesa’s President of Canadian Property and Casualty Operations, Carol Jardine. “At the time, we promised our broker partners we would bring our Commercial product suite to the Quebec market and we are now delivering on our promise, strengthening our broker relationships, and expanding the coverage we can offer Quebec-based businesses.”

Wawanesa’s Commercial Insurance offering is composed of 10 Select packages, each for specific industries and operations, plus the ability to tailor a policy to a wide range of commercial operations.

“I want to thank our broker partners and our skilled team in Quebec, who embraced the challenge and made this expansion happen,” said Wawanesa’s Vice President of Commercial Insurance, Anna McCrindell.

About Wawanesa

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 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 Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders 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
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Phone: 1-844-946-6282

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