Breakfast Meetings

CGIB no longer runs the breakfast meetings, but supports the initiative of the volunteers that do. Please find the details for your closest location below.

Ajax, Cambridge, London, Markham, Oakville, St Catherines, Toronto, Vancouver Island, Windsor or the Virtual National Meeting

Virtual meetings through Zoom may be utilized until COVID19 passes. Please contact the people below to be added to their lists, and receive more info.

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Ajax Meeting

The Ajax breakfast meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am. The meeting runs as long as people wish to stay (usually around 10:00 am). Attendance Maximum: 24 people. No membership or fixed food cost, and your cost is whatever you order off their menu. We have also allowed insurance carriers/ suppliers to do a brief presentation. This has been well received by all.

If you are interested in attend & gaining knowledge, please contact:
Irv Murphy / GroupInsure at irv.murphy@bell.net
Location: EggsCrepe Restaurant, 250 Bayly St W, Ajax, ON L1S 3V4

Atlantic Canada Meeting

The Atlantic Canada breakfast meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.(AST). The meeting runs to. Attendance Maximum: 25 people.

The Atlantic Region Group Benefit Virtual Breakfast meeting is for plan advisors, TPA’s, and insurers to meet once a month to have an open and transparent dialogue to discuss all relevant employee benefit matters. Whether you are a seasoned vet, or a newbie to the industry this is worth 2 hours a month to better your knowledge. Together we can elevate each other, our profession and better support our clients.

We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 8am via Zoom. Participation is capped at 25 so register early.

The rules are simple:

  • Register for the event
  • Email a question or topic of discussion in advance  (to help facilitate discussion)
  • For advisors, this forum is to share ideas, educate each other and discuss various points of view related to benefits, products, carriers etc. There are no dumb questions, it’s a safe place to learn.
  • For TPA & Insurers, this is not a forum for you to sell your products or services. (special events or in-person meetings will provide opportunity for sponsorship / guest speakers)
  • Products and services can be discussed in general terms. Supporting advisors or providing insight are your key motives for participating.
  • Have an open mind to new ideas, concepts and perspectives…

Virtual meetings through Zoom will be utilized until the COVID19 Crisis passes. 

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Robert mcGuire at info@atlanticbenefits.ca

Cambridge Meeting

The Cambridge/Ayr breakfast meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am. The meeting runs as long as people wish to stay (usually around 10:00 am). Attendance Maximum: 24 people. Your cost is whatever you order off their menu. We have allowed insurance carriers/ suppliers to do a brief presentation. We form an agenda based on your questions, experiences, issues or concerns submitted prior to the event.

Virtual meetings through Zoom may be utilized until the COVID19 Crisis passes. 

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Lindsay Gibson at lindsay.gibson@bbd.ca or by calling her at 1-226-808-4232
Location: Golden Harvest Diner, 2492 Cedar Creek Rd, Ayr, ON

London Meeting

COMING SOON< DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Virtual meetings through Zoom will be utilized until the COVID19 Crisis passes. 

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Lindsay Gibson at lindsay.gibson@bbd.ca or by calling her at 1-226-808-4232
Location: TBD

Markham Meeting

The Markham breakfast meeting is on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am. The meeting runs as long as people wish to stay (usually around 10:00 am). Attendance Maximum: 24 people.
Your cost is $20. Insurance carriers/suppliers may do a brief presentation. We form an agenda based on your questions, experiences, issues or concerns submitted prior to the event.

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Anthony Feher at anthony.feher8@gmail.com
Location: Shopsy’s, 7240 Woodbine Ave (just North of Steeles) in Markham

National Meeting

The national breakfast meetings are held quarterly. Two meetings will be agenda topic driven and two will be webinar/educational format. Please reach out to the coordinator for specific details. 

Virtual meetings through Zoom will be utilized until the COVID19 Crisis passes. 

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Blake Waddell at blake@waddellinsurance.com, Lindsay Gibson at lindsay.gibson@bbd.ca or Jay Nadler at jay@naviguideins.ca

Oakville Meeting

The Oakville breakfast meeting is on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 8:00 am. The meeting runs as long as people wish to stay (usually around 10:00 or 10:30 am). Attendance Maximum: 24 people. Your cost is $20.00. We have allowed insurance carriers/ suppliers to do a brief presentation. We form an agenda based on your questions, experiences, issues or concerns submitted prior to the event.

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Blake Waddell at blake@waddellfinancial.com
Location: Symposium Cafe 3055 Dundas St. West, Mississauga, Ontario

St. Catherines Meeting

COMING SOON< DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Virtual meetings through Zoom will be utilized until the COVID19 Crisis passes. 

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Lindsay Gibson at lindsay.gibson@bbd.ca or by calling her at 1-226-808-4232
Location: TBD

Toronto Meeting

The Toronto breakfast meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:00 am to 10:00 am EST. We form an agenda based on your questions, experiences, issues or concerns submitted prior to the event.


Sep 16, 2021 09:00 AM      Oct 21, 2021 09:00 AM         Nov 18, 2021 09:00 AM         Dec 16, 2021 09:00 AM

Virtual meetings through Zoom will be utilized until the COVID19 Crisis passes. 

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Chris Gory at chris@orchardbenefits.ca
Location: Virtual (Zoom for now)

Vancouver Island Meeting

Please reach out to the coordinator for specific details.

Virtual meetings through Zoom will be utilized until the COVID19 Crisis passes. 

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Melanie Ernst at melanie.ernst@bbd.ca or by calling her at 604-726-3730 OR
Jay Nadler at jay@naviguideins.ca or by calling him at 1-888-256-3327
Location: Location to be confirmed after COVID

Windsor Meeting

The Windsor breakfast meetings are held quarterly. Please reach out to the coordinator for specific details. The meetings begin at 8:00 am and run as long as people wish to stay (usually around 10:00 am). Attendance Maximum: 24 people. Your cost is whatever you order off their menu. We have allowed insurance carriers/ suppliers to do a brief presentation. We form an agenda based on your questions, experiences, issues or concerns submitted prior to the event.

Virtual meetings through Zoom will be utilized until the COVID19 Crisis passes. 

If you are interested in attending these breakfasts, please contact:
Lindsay Gibson at lindsay.gibson@bbd.ca or by calling her at 1-226-808-4232
Location: Grill 55 1855 Huron Church Road, Windsor, ON