About Navacord

As a combined group of companies, Navacord has the stature to offer enhanced risk services, deep industry expertise and strategic capital.

Our Story

Navacord is a Canadian-owned brokerage created to provide innovative risk management and insurance services to businesses from coast to coast. Navacord’s value proposition benefits the independent insurance brokerage community in Canada.

As dynamic leaders in the industry, Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc. and Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers established Navacord in 2014. They have the reputation of established brands in the broker community and a proven track record of fast organic growth, while maintaining profitability.

As it moves forward, Navacord continues to pursue opportunities with brokerages that will further enhance its depth of expertise in the insurance industry. The Navacord network has grown to include JDIMI Consulting, Iridium Risk Services, Petrela, Winter & Associates, and Whitley Insurance—firms that complement the group’s guiding principles and business strategy.

The Navacord Advantage

Insurance

We are here to manage all aspects of your insurance – whether that is in a commercial or residential setting.

Risk Services

Beyond our transactional brokering, we are an outsourced risk manager that provides risk advisory services to our clients.

Deep Sector Expertise

We provide appropriate coverage by deeply understanding your business needs and by leveraging our local and sector expertise.

Access to Carriers

We provide a wide selection of products from various carriers to provide the best products to our customers.

Ease of Doing Business

We improve business and service standards through operational excellence and innovative IT solutions.

Distinctly Canadian

We are focused on servicing Canadian businesses with 350 dedicated employees across Canada, allowing Navacord to scale to and influence top commercial markets.

Our Focus

Navacord was created with the mandate of helping build and guide the best performing brokerages in the country.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Initiated by independent brokers, we are committed to continuing to be majority employee-owned and preserving individual local brands. This entrepreneurial spirit drives our success.

Fast-Paced Growth

We remain focused on growing the organization using organic and acquisition strategies. By doing so, we can leverage our scale to provide superior products and competitive services to clients.

Attracting the Best

We hire, promote, and retain the best talent in the industry. Our sales and service professionals consistently outperform our competitors and deliver better results to clients.

Succeeding Together

We work together as a national group of companies, while remaining committed to our regional brands. By sharing a common goal, our team provides exceptional customer experience to all clients.

Our Broker Partners

Our nationwide entrepreneurial brokers have deep roots in their business communities and are ready to help you with your unique insurance requirements.

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Founded in 1941, Lloyd Sadd has become one of Alberta’s largest and most respected independent insurance brokerages. The brokerage employs more than 100 people and represents thousands of individual and corporate clients. With a diverse portfolio, Lloyd Sadd works with organizations from across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Lloyd Sadd represents a cross-section of Canada’s most reputable and competitive insurers and has access to the international insurance market. In addition to offering the industry’s best coverage at preferred rates, Lloyd Sadd provides clients with the full spectrum of insurance services, including: risk management, loss prevention, and claims advocacy.

From its inception, Lloyd Sadd has achieved success by creating enduring relationships with its partners. As an independent brokerage, the firm takes the time to understand each client’s specific needs and create tailor-made solutions.

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Edmonton, AB T5N 3W6
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Based in Ontario, Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc. (JDIMI) is one of the largest independent insurance firms in Canada. Established in 1951, the national firm has a diverse portfolio of clients and offers specialized insurance solutions for the transportation, construction, manufacturing, technology, hospitality, and real estate industries. JDIMI is recognized for the superior risk management services it offers to clients. That is why a team of highly skilled professionals created the JDIMI 360 Risk Management Strategy. Exclusive to JDIMI, this strategy is proven to help clients receive lower insurance premiums by reducing their Total Cost of Risk.

As an independent brokerage, JDIMI offers all of the benefits of a large company with the perks of a smaller firm.

2375 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y6
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Iridium was created to provide specialized risk management services to the energy sector, whose needs were not well served by traditional insurance brokerage firms. Based in Calgary, the founders set out to help energy companies make informed decisions about the management of their risks, in addition to providing insurance solutions. Over the past decade, Iridium has broadened its expertise to new industries — including marine services and energy-related manufacturing and technology — but its focus on risk management remains laser-sharp. The company prides itself on a passion for excellence, motivating its in-house experts to think longer, look deeper, and work harder than the competition.

1100, Bow Valley Square 3 255 – Fifth Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G6
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Jones DesLauriers Consulting is an independent, multidisciplinary professional services corporation serving corporations, executives, business owners, and individuals. With diverse clients spanning Canada and the U.S., JDIMI Consulting offers both insurance solutions and financial management strategies (including corporate and employee benefits, and estate planning). Jones DesLauriers Consulting was founded by John Cochrane (a specialist in corporate and employee benefits) and Scott Studley (an expert in group retirement and financial planning), who have a combined experience of 80+ years in their respective fields. A trusted name in the industry, the firm leverages knowledge of local markets, proprietary cost-efficient processes, innovative policy development, and strategic plan designs to create tailor-made solutions.

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Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y6
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Petrela, Winter & Associates is the only brokerage in Canada specializing solely in surety bonding and construction insurance for the construction industry. The firm’s singular focus provides unparalleled knowledge and expertise to clients from coast-to- coast, including: general contractors, trade contractors, civil contractors, and specialty contractors. With offices in both Toronto and Montreal, the company’s clients range in size from small, family-run businesses to large, multi-discipline contractors with offices across Canada. Since its inception in 1979, Petrela, Winter & Associates has adhered to the highest standard of customer service. The brokerage provides responsible, reliable, and personalized service, and aims to be a partner in its clients’ long-term success.

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Toronto, ON M4P 2S3
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Whitley is well regarded as a “market leader” in auto, property, life and investments – for both personal and business insurance needs. Whitley Insurance and Financial Services will develop a complete, simplified and individualized plan for your family or business that not only provides insurance protection but personal service that reviews your needs as you grow and accumulate assets – building wealth. At Whitley we want our customers to feel they’re not only getting good value but getting the right coverage, the right advice; to feel their assets, families and businesses are protected and secure. Anyone can buy insurance and financial counsel, but you can’t buy feeling you made the right decision and feeling your needs are met and looked after day-to-day. Without exception our clients do.

1 Millennium Parkway, Suite 103
Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5
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Giving Back

Our success is a product of the communities in which we operate, which is why corporate social responsibility is one of our core values. By fostering this value at all levels of our organization, we create positive impacts on our community. We ask all of our employees to consider how they can make a difference in their communities.

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