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PRESS RELEASE | Youngs Insurance Presents Wendy Ward Memorial Award for Excellence

Posted Oct 4th, 2021 in General, Give Back, Give Back Your Way, Youngs Sponsorship


Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc. Proudly Presents Wendy Ward Memorial Award for Excellence

NIAGARA FALLS, ON — September 20, 2021 – Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc. is proud to present the Wendy Ward Memorial Award for Excellence in partnership with the Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton (IBAH).

Commencing January 2022, this award will be given to an individual for outstanding results and conduct on their Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) Level 1 Licence Exam, paired with a monetary gift. This acknowledgment serves as proof of their competence and excellent application of industry standards and knowledge.

Earlier this year, Youngs Insurance suffered an immense loss with the sudden passing of a cherished employee, Wendy Ward. Wendy had been a valued member of the team for over 10 years, leaving a lasting and positive impression on everyone she worked with. Wendy Ward’s legacy of hard work, perseverance, and insurance experience is honoured through this award.

“Wendy was an integral member of our team, and we all miss her dearly. This award gives Youngs Insurance the opportunity to have Wendy’s legacy and work ethic celebrated and carried on for years to come. Continuing Wendy’s legacy is the least we could do, and we are proud to do so,” explained Sandy Valleriani, President of Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc.

Fittingly, the first recipient of the Wendy Ward Memorial Award for Excellence will be awarded posthumously to Wendy Ward on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. at Youngs Insurance’s Head Office in Welland, Ontario. 



About Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc.

Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc. has been providing superior insurance throughout Ontario for over a century. Established in 1910, in the Niagara Falls area, the business has continued to evolve and expand over the years, growing to be one of the largest independent brokerages in Ontario. The mission of Youngs Insurance is to ensure they provide their clients with the finest insurance protection and service. Throughout their first hundred years, they committed to the social and economic well-being of their partners, employees, community, and province. Embracing their second century of business, they continue to commit to uncompromised excellence! For more information, please visit 

About The Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton

The Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton (IBAH) is a source for insurance information, education, seminars, and other resources within the industry to assist businesses.  in keeping connected. IBAH is a community-minded organization, bringing together local brokers, Insurance companies, and associate members to provide networking and educational opportunities while representing Insurance Brokers as advocates.

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) regulates the licensing, professional competence, ethical conduct, and insurance-related financial obligations of all independent general insurance brokers in the province of Ontario. The successful completion of the Level One examination allows insurance professionals to provide insurance services across Ontario. For more information, please visit


Madelyn Boelhouwer
Brand Communications Strategist,
Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc.
905-689-7911 x2249 

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