July Navacord / Executive Updates

Toronto, ON, August 2, 2022

Navacord’s Benefits Practice Continues to Grow with Edmonton-based CHS Benefits Consulting Group


Navacord Corp., is pleased to announce their most recent partnership with CHS Benefits Consulting Group Inc., effective July 1, 2022.  

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, the benefits consulting firm is a tight-knit, family-owned organization that understands the importance of nurturing roots in their local communities. Since they were founded nearly 30 years ago, by Carl Shields who now runs operations with his children, Graham and Leslie, CHS has successfully built long-term relationships with many of their clients through crafting bespoke group benefits plans.  

“We are excited to join Navacord and dive into an unbeatable growth opportunity that will bring CHS to a greater level of industry magnitude and market access for our clients,” says Carl Shields, Founder and President, CHS.  

“Collaborating with Navacord will be an incredible milestone for CHS and we look forward to their support of our continued success,” adds Graham Shields, Partner, CHS.  

Often described as the kind of brokerage that makes friends with their clients, CHS takes immense pride in their community-first, hands-on approach to providing solutions backed by knowledge and care.  

“Navacord and CHS coming together perfectly exemplifies what Navacord is all about: protecting and enhancing the offerings of local, entrepreneurial brokerages across Canada and supporting them with national strength,” says T. Marshall Sadd, Executive Chairman, Navacord.  “We are excited to welcome CHS into Navacord.”   

CHS will be supported by fellow Edmonton-based Navacord Broker Partner, Vanta Benefits.  



About Navacord 

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Navacord is one of Canada’s top four commercial insurance brokerages. With $3 billion in premiums, Navacord stands as a leader in group insurance and risk management solutions. From commercial and personal insurance to surety, employee benefits and retirement consulting, Navacord leverages national strength and resources with the local-touch service of industry-specialized Navacord Broker Partners to deliver the trusted advice, expertise and custom insurance solutions clients need to face the future with confidence. 

With a unique ownership model and value proposition, Navacord is the preferred partner for entrepreneurial insurance brokerages seeking to grow as a part of something bigger, while maintaining their distinct identity and culture. 



About CHS  

Our company is a family consulting firm that has been aligning companies with well-fitted group benefits plans for nearly 30 years. 

Unlike other firms, we are dedicated to remaining a hands-on operation with service that is comprehensive and personal. We work closely with you and your staff to ensure that any mystery and confusion surrounding group benefits is dispelled. We have forged solid and amicable relationships with all insurance companies. We know their policies inside and out, tweaking and tailoring them to fit your company’s needs. 

Beyond the technical, we think you will really like working with us! We love what we do, so much so that we take care of each plan, each contingency, each phone call, personally. You won’t be passed off, asked for your account number or have to dial an extension. We are at your service and always ready to help. 

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