Cowan Insurance Group Receives Leading Canadian Business Award for the Sixth Year

(CAMBRIDGE, ON) MARCH 8, 2018 – Today, Cowan Insurance Group (“Cowan”), a leading Canadian insurance brokerage and consulting firm, announces that it has earned its sixth consecutive honour of being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and has attained Gold Standard status for the third straight year.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative world-class business practices of Canadian-owned and managed businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

“Best Managed winners should be extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The marketplace is changing rapidly and this incredible class of companies’ commitment and entrepreneurial leadership help drive business success that is critical for the health of our economy.”

Cowan has demonstrated its commitment to the program through its proven and highly effective, client-centric business model, which supports its multi-line capabilities for commercial and personal insurance, group benefits and wealth management.

“Our team is truly the difference-maker in our ability to consistently achieve this prestigious designation,” said Heather McLachlin, President of Cowan Insurance Group. “The capability, commitment, and collaboration shared across our entire organization truly sustains our client-centric approach, which enables strong relationships and supports our ability to understand our clients better.”

The Best Managed designation is a pre-eminent mark of business excellence and source of genuine pride for Canadian-owned and managed businesses. As a Best Managed company, Cowan represents excellence and leadership in the market. Its courageous culture empowers employees with a ‘can do’ attitude and supports good decision-making with great judgment based on client needs, risk assessment and overall impact to the business.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.


About Cowan Insurance Group

A pre-eminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property, casualty and credit insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. The organization also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiary. Cowan Insurance Group has approximately 450 employees and currently operates in 12 locations across Canada. For additional information about Cowan Insurance Group, visit


About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit


For further information, please contact:

Maggie Hall
Communications Specialist, Cowan Insurance Group
519-650-6363 ext. 31333