Awards and distinctions

Each year, iA Financial Group receives multiple awards and honours from a variety of renowned organizations. These distinctions recognize our achievements and exemplary attitude across a wide range of activities.

Company honours
BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards ("BMTA")

  • BrandSpark Award in the service category for the most trusted life insurance provider in Quebec.

Financial Communications Society

  • Bronze medal, Digital Media category – Apps & tools/Corporate image, for the iA Mobile app, given as part of the Financial Communications Society (FCS) Portfolio Awards

Novae

  • Novae award, for the top 20 best initiatives of the year, for our rooftop urban garden

Réseau Action TI

  • OCTAS award in the major corporation category (20 employees or less on a project) for the iA Virtual Assistant

United Way-Centraide

  • United Way-Centraide Canada Thanks a Million distinction for raising over one million dollars in all our campaigns across the country

    Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches major partner distinction and MAESTRIA 4-star certificate to iA Financial Group for our 2017 campaign (all iA Financial Group entities that took part in the campaign, iA Financial Group, iA Auto and Home Insurance and Investia, were recognized under one name)

Individual honours
Canadian General Counsel Awards (CGCA)

  • Yasmin Visram, Senior Managing Counsel, was recognized with the Litigation Management award.

Company honours
Association for Financial Professionals – Vancouver

  • Giving Hearts Award in the Outstanding Corporation category in recognition of the company’s charitable and social impact in British Columbia

DUX Eat Better, Live Better

  • DUX Grand Prize, Project category, non-food company, for our head office cafeteria extension project

Financial Communications Society

  • Bronze medal, Digital Media category – Apps & tools/Corporate image, for the My Retirement website, given as part of the Financial Communications Society (FCS) Portfolio Awards

Fondaction

  • Prix Créateurs d’emplois [Job Creators Award], Champion category, Quebec City region, highlighting the outstanding performance of a company in the region based on the number of jobs created or retained

Forbes

  • Ranked 62nd (1st among insurers) in the 2019 Canada’s Best Employers list

Insurance-Canada.ca

  • Finalist in the Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Awards for our Improving the Customer Experience with a Chatbot project

Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Canada

  • Winner of the Light the Night Corporate Cup for the third year in a row. This is awarded annually by the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Canada for the BC/Yukon region to the top donor.

Quebec Transit Management Centres Association (ACGDQ)

  • Second place for the Quebec City and Eastern Quebec region in the 2018 Défi Sans Auto Solo car-free challenge

Recyclage Vanier

  • Eco-partner certificate in recognition of our outstanding contribution to the circular economy and sustainable development

United Way-Centraide

  • United Way-Centraide Canada Thanks a Million distinction for raising over one million dollars in all our campaigns across the country
  • Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches major partner distinction and MAESTRIA 4-star certificate to iA Financial Group for our 2017 campaign
  • Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches major partner distinction and MAESTRIA 4-star certificate to iA Auto and Home Insurance for its 2017 campaign
  • Gold medal in the annual Centraide Cup, recreational tournament category, organized by Centraide of Greater Montreal

Company honours
Défi Sans Auto Solo car-free challenge

  • Third place, provincial category

Investment Executive magazine

  • Ranked first in 16 of the 22 categories scored in the “insurance barometer” published by the Investment Executive magazine

LOMA

  • Educational Achievement and Excellence in Education Awards, the latter for the 11th year in a row

The Globe and Mail

  • Ranked 15 out of 242 companies listed on the TSX in The Globe and Mail’s corporate governance rankings (Board Games)

United Way/Centraide

  • Thanks a Million Award for raising over $1 million in our 2016 campaigns across the country
  • Grand Partner Award and MAESTRIA 4-Star certificate awarded by United Way-Centraide Québec and Chaudière‐Appalaches for our 2016 fundraising campaign
  • Grand Partner Award and MAESTRIA 4-Star certificate awarded by United Way-Centraide Québec and Chaudière‐Appalaches to our auto and home insurance subsidiary for its 2016 fundraising campaign
  • Bronze medal in the Centraide Cup, Recreational Tournament category, organized by Centraide of Greater Montreal


Individual honours
Financial Planning Standards Council

  • John De Goey, Portfolio Manager at iA Securities (iAS), received the Donald J. Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award in Financial Planning, the most prestigious award given by the Financial Planning Standards Council

Investment Executive magazine

  • Three executives were ranked in Top 25 of the Quebec financial industry by Finance et Investissement: Yvon Charest, President and Chief Executive Officer of iA Financial Group, finalist in the insurer category; Richard Legault, President of iA Securities, finalist in the full-service broker category; Louis H. DeConinck, President of Investia Financial Services, finalist in the multidisciplinary firm category

Quebec City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ)

  • Yvon Charest, President and Chief Executive Officer, was named Grand Québécois in the economic sector in recognition of his outstanding career and his great contribution to the vitality of the Quebec City region

Company honours
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

  • Renewal of BOMA BEST certification for two iA Financial Group buildings in Quebec City (333 Grande Allée East and Édifices Bois-Fontaine at 880 Chemin Sainte-Foy)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC)

  • Award for our Special Markets Solutions team in Calgary, recognizing iA Financial Group’s total donation of $1 million to LLSC over the years since our charitable involvement began in 2005
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Cup awarded to our Special Markets Solutions team in Calgary for the largest fundraising contribution by a corporate team during the Light the Night Walk in Calgary

LOMA

  • Excellence in Education and Educational Achievement Awards

Office québécois de la langue française

  • French merit award in IT for our website ia.ca

RECYC-QUÉBEC

  • “Level 3 – Performance, Silver Seal” certification under the ICI ON RECYCLE! program for our 1080 Grande Allée West building
  • “Level 2 – Implementation” certification under the ICI ON RECYCLE! program for our 925 Grande Allée West building

United Way/Centraide

  • Thanks a Million award for raising over $1 million in our 2015 campaigns across the country
  • Coup de Coeur Award in the “Daily Heroes” category from United Way-Centraide Québec and Chaudière‐Appalaches for our 2015 fundraising campaign
  • MAESTRIA 4-Star Award received by our auto and home insurance subsidiary from United Way-Centraide Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches for its 2015 fundraising campaign


Individual honours
Advisory Council for the Order of Canada

  • Yvon Charest, President and Chief Executive Officer, appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Les Affaires magazine

  • Yvon Charest, President and Chief Executive Officer, was recognized as the most socially engaged executive in the PDG de l’année (CEO of the Year) contest

Company honours
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

  • Two TOBY Awards at the BOMA Canada 2015 National Awards Gala

    • First place in the “Corporate Facility” category for our head office building at 1080 Grande Allée West in Quebec City
    • First place in the “Renovated Building” category for the building located at 2020 Robert-Bourassa Blvd. in Montreal

  • Renewal of BOMA BEST certification for three iA Financial Group buildings in Montreal and Vancouver

Défi Entreprises business challenge

  • Fastest company in the large organization category

Défi Sans Auto Solo car-free challenge

  • Regional finalist, large company category

United Way/Centraide

  • Thanks a Million award for raising over $1 million in our 2014 campaigns across the country
  • Coup de Coeur Award in the “Daily Heroes” category from United Way-Centraide Québec and Chaudière‐Appalaches for our 2014 fundraising campaign
  • MAESTRIA 4-Star Award received by our auto and home insurance subsidiary from United Way-Centraide Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches for its 2014 fundraising campaign


Individual honours
Accès transports viables

  • Marlène Roy, Administrative Process Analyst, Individual Savings and Retirement, won the Je me déplace autrement! contest organized as part of Quebec’s public and active transportation week

Conference of Business Economists of Washington, D.C.

  • Clément Gignac, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, became a standing member of the prestigious Conference of Business Economists in Washington, D.C.

Financial Personality of the Year by Investment Executive magazine

  • Yvon Charest, President and Chief Executive Officer, was named Quebec “Financial Personality of the Year” for 2015 by finance and investment information magazine Investment Executive

Institute of Corporate Directors

  • John LeBoutillier, Chairman of the iA Financial Group Board of Directors, was inaugurated into the prestigious group of 2015 Fellows of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)

Maintenance magazine

  • Bruno Turcotte, Director, Administration, Real Estate Investments, received Maintenance magazine’s inaugural 2015 Excellence Award in real estate management

United Way/Centraide

  • Normand Gervais, Vice-President, Acquisitions and Corporate Development, received the André Mailhot Award in recognition of volunteer work for United Way-Centraide Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches

Université Laval

  • Clément Gignac, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, received the Gloire de l’Escolle medal at the 2015 Prix Grands diplômés alumni awards

Company honours
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

  • Renewal of BOMA BEST certification for five iA Financial Group buildings in Quebec City and Montreal

Défi Entreprises business challenge

  • Fastest company in the large organization category

Défi Sans Auto Solo car-free challenge

  • Second place, large organization category

Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

  • Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards, Quebec region, business leader category, awarded by The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, for the outstanding contribution of our company to the community

Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC)

  • Exceptional Contribution award from the Réseau de transport de la Capitale for iA Financial Group’s major contribution to promoting public transit in Quebec City

United Way/Centraide

  • Thanks a Million award for raising over $1 million in our 2013 campaigns across the country
  • Grand Partner Award and MAESTRIA 3-Star certificate awarded by United Way-Centraide Québec and Chaudière‐Appalaches for our 2013 fundraising campaign
  • Coup de Coeur Award in the “Daily Heroes” category to our auto and home insurance subsidiary from United Way-Centraide Québec and Chaudière‐Appalaches for its 2013 fundraising campaign