About Navacord

As a combined group of companies, Navacord has the stature to offer enhanced risk services, deep industry expertise in diverse sectors, and a strong backing for strategic capital.

Our Story

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

Dynamic leaders in the industry-Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc. and Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers-established Navacord in 2014. These established brands have a proven track record in the broker community for successful entrepreneurial growth, while maintaining profitability.

As we move forward, Navacord continues to pursue a forward-thinking approach that creates opportunities with brokerages that further enhance our depth of expertise in the insurance industry. The Navacord network has grown to include JDIMI Consulting, Iridium Risk Services, Petrela, Winter & Associates, Jones DesLauriers, Whitley Insurance and Financial Services, LloydSadd, and Toole Peet Insurance — all firms that complement the group’s guiding principles and business strategy.

The Navacord Advantage


Our entrepreneurial team is flexible and nimble with the ability to manage all aspects of your insurance-whether it is in a commercial or residential setting-we have a strong backing.

Risk Services

We are a stable, confident, established group and beyond our transactional brokering, we are an outsourced risk manager that provides attentive risk advisory services to our clients.

Deep Sector Expertise

We are forward-thinking, always taking a proactive approach to your problems. We provide appropriate coverage by deeply understanding your business needs, planning strategically and leveraging our local and extensive sector expertise.

Access to Carriers

We are a supportive group that provides access to diverse product offerings via our Navacord network of strategic carriers, each of which provide the best products and services to our customers.

Way of Doing Business

We aggressively improve business and service standards by facing challenges head on, establishing operational excellence, and approaching new business prospects with vigor.

Distinctly Canadian

We focus on creatively servicing Canadian businesses with our nationwide network of over 400 dedicated and innovative employees. This allows Navacord to scale up, when needed, to influence top commercial markets.

Our Focus

Navacord’s mandate is to stand strong behind our partners to help build and guide the best performing brokerages in the country.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Initiated by independent brokers, we are committed to continue being majority employee-owned and preserving each firm’s unique local identity and culture. This entrepreneurial spirit drives our success.

Fast-Paced Growth

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

Attracting the Best

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

Succeeding Together

We work together as a stable, supportive 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 eager 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.

2375 Skymark Avenue
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.

12-14 Bruce Park Avenue
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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In 1887, George Peet opened an agency in Calgary with many offerings to the city, including real estate and insurance and then Barney Toole formed a partnership with George Peet in 1905. The more than a century-old brokerage remains true to its family roots and proudly serves Albertans for a wide variety of commercial and personal insurance needs. With a focus on timely and cost-effective service, Toole Peet has been selected by Calgarians as the Consumers Choice Awards winner (Insurance Agents and Brokers) for the past seven years.

1135 17th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2T 0B6

Giving Back

Our success is fuelled by the communities in which we operate, and is why corporate social responsibility is a core value of Navacord’s. By fostering this value at all levels of our organization, we positively impact our community. All our employees are asked to be innovative and embrace the opportunity of making a difference in their communities.

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