Conference Awards

*We encourage you all to nominate your peers for the 2024 CIAA Annual Conference Awards that will be handed out on Sunday night! Please fill out this nomination form.*

The Canadian Insurance Accountants Association Conference Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals in the industry. This year's nomination deadline is August 6, 2024, and award recipients will be honoured at the CIAA Annual Conference, where winners receive recognition at the Conference Gala and are presented with a framed certificate. Award categories include:

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Geoff Shields
  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Annette Pohle
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Adrian Serge

Transformation Award

  • 2023 Transformation Award Winner: Jim DeJeu

Up and Coming Award

  • 2023 Up and Coming Award Winner: Hasha Sasitharan
  • 2019 Up and Coming Award Winner: Nikia Fleischhacker

Volunteer Award

  • 2019 Volunteer Award Winner: John Knotek
  • 2018 Volunteer Award Winner: Karen Woodfield

Additionally, the Annual Conference Spirit Award is awarded at each conference, with nominations taking place at the conference.

  • 2023 Conference Spirit Award Winner: Brittany Sikesdi
  • 2019 Conference Spirit Award Winner: Rick Keeler
  • 2018 Conference Spirit Award Winner: Geoff Shields


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