National Insurance Program

Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada

Your Team Deserves
No Maybes

Northern Insurance Brokers understands the risks faced by Search and Rescue members.
We have been providing protection through a National Insurance Program developed for SARVAC and its membership since 1999.

The program has continued to grow as members across Canada take advantage of an exclusive product and competitive premiums.

Program Advantages

About Us

Northern Insurance Brokers has been protecting SARVAC members since 1999. Since our development and inception of the SARVAC Insurance Program, we have been instrumental  in providing innovative ways to manage risks faced by the SARVAC Teams. 

Meet the Team

Ryan Bentley, President and CEO

Ryan Bentley, MBA, BSc, FCIP, CRM, CAIB

President & CEO,
Vice President of Commercial Insurance

Ryan leads the Commercial Insurance team, interacting with clients, managing company relationships, business planning, and execution. Ryan broadened his insurance knowledge and experience by working for a multinational insurance company in Waterloo, Halifax, and Toronto before returning to Algoma Insurance Brokers in 2014.

During his time in the industry (2008-2020), Ryan has achieved the designations of Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker, Canadian Risk Manager, and Chartered Insurance Professional. In addition, Ryan attained the coveted Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation. This is the highest level of designation in the property & casualty insurance industry, only achieved by a few professionals across Canada, and Ryan is the first person from Sault Ste. Marie to have received it.

Ryan is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Degree and recently completed an Executive MBA through Ivey Business School.

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Janet Tessier, CAIB

Client Account Manager of Commerical Insurance

Janet Tessier has been in the insurance industry since 1979 and started her career at Algoma Insurance Brokers Limited in 1987, resulting in 41 years experience and 22 years specifically dedicated to providing advice and solutions to our Commercial Clients.

Janet is one of our Commercial Account Managers who work on a variety of segments ranging from mid to complex industries including The National Search and Rescue Program, Municipalities/  Public Sector, Long-term care facilities, Construction, Contracting, Builders Risk and Wrap-Up, Bonding.

Janet attained her RIBO license in 1993 (Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario) and has completed CAIB designation in 2001 (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) She continues her education on a regular basis ensuring to keep up with the most current information in the insurance industry.

Janet works closely with our Account Executive Team delivering optimal results for our clients.

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