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About the IBAWR



Who We Are

The IBAWR is the Waterloo Region affiliate of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) – a non-profit professional business association for independent insurance brokers representing the province of Ontario.


The IBAWR has been around for over 80 years and we are one of the largest and most active affiliates in Ontario.  In addition to our monthly member meetings, we support our community through a number of initiatives. Our charitable contributions include: funding 2 sponsorships every year for students in various insurance programs, food drive and hat/glove donations to local charities, an annual golf tournament and community awareness events. 


We are fortunate to live in a great community.  The IBAWR is run by a board of directors, who volunteer their time to promote the insurance broker channel.  Also, we would not be able to run without support from our insurance company sponsors, restoration contractors, autobody shops and car rental companies.



IBAO Mission Statement

To be the advocate for the independent Insurance Broker driving collaboration between members, consumers and other stakeholders resulting in innovative solutions for the betterment of the industry.

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Board of Directors

Richard Zehr


Zehr Insurance Brokers Ltd.

+1(519) 662-1710

[email protected]



Joanna Mendonca

Vice President/Young Brokers Council/

House   & Program

Staebler Insurance

+1(519) 743-5228

[email protected]

Shara Bierman
Shara Bierman

Past President


Donovan Insurance Brokers Inc.

+1(519) 886-3150

[email protected]



Shannan MacMillan


Sergeant at Arms


Breckles Insurance Brokers

+1(888) 253-2547

[email protected]


Elnaz Akbari

Political Action Liaison


Broker Link Insurance

+1(519) 650-5565

[email protected]



Jessica Bevenborn

Jessica Bevenborn

Membership & Membership


KW Insurance Brokers

+1(519) 744-4190

[email protected]


Danny Marceau

Member at Large


OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc.

+1(519) 888-9683

[email protected]



Danikka Frey 

Social Media


Medallion Group Insurance

by McFarlan Rowlands

+1(519) 579-5440

[email protected]



Dianne Andernacht

Executive Secretary


Brokerlink Ltd. (Cambridge)

+1(519) 572-7563

[email protected]