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Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

with $150,000 in donations to the charities of their choice.

Frequently asked questions

Brokers are an essential part of serving our members, and we want to recognize and celebrate the times you’ve gone the extra mile to benefit our members and communities. Going the extra mile to be helpful is one of the promises we make to our members, and we couldn’t do that without our broker partners.

Going the extra mile can take shape in various ways, big and small, but for this program we’re looking for those exceptional instances where the end-result or benefit well-exceeded client expectations or provided incredible community impact. Here are some things to consider as you think of the various times you’ve gone the extra mile for your client(s) and/or community:

  • How did you help and who did you help?
  • How did your expert advice and advocacy make a meaningful difference?
  • How did your client or the community respond?
  • Did you leverage your local perspective or knowledge 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?

Yes, you can. There’s no limit to how many submissions you or your colleagues can make, but keep in mind, we are looking for the best example(s) of when you/your colleagues went the extra mile.

Yes! We encourage you to submit a personal story or a story about your colleague(s).

We are gathering these stories for this purpose only, and our intent is to showcase and celebrate your efforts to go the extra mile. We will be selecting 10 submissions, notifying the brokerages whose stories were selected, and further promoting those who best demonstrated how they went above and beyond to serve their clients or communities.

Wawanesa has assembled a judging panel comprised of employees representing different functions across the organization to review all submissions. The panel will select one submission per province in which we do business, resulting in 10 total submissions chosen from across Canada.

Wawanesa will award 10 brokerages (one from each province) with one $10,000 donation each to be donated to an eligible charity or non-profit organization as chosen by the brokerage.

Donations must be directed to registered charities, not-for-profits and Environmental Non-government Organizations (NGOs). The following are considered ineligible to receive a donation from Wawanesa:

  • Individuals or individual pursuits
  • Initiatives outside of Canada
  • Third party fundraising or organizations; GoFundMe, CanadaHelps, etc.
  • Religious or sectarian organizations that exclude support based on religious belief. Wawanesa will only consider supporting religious organizations that serve people from all cultures and religious backgrounds
  • Political campaigns, individuals, and parties that have political relations
  • Conferences, conventions or golf tournaments
  • Amateur, elite or professional sports (e.g. golfers, gymnastics or curling teams, etc.)

This is a public program that we are promoting via industry publications and our social media channels. Wawanesa members may or may not be aware this program exists. Wawanesa members can learn more about the spirit behind the program by visiting our website.