BATHURST – Kent & White Insurance, an Atlantic Canadian insurance brokerage, was awarded the prestigious CNA Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Insurance Business Canada Awards gala in Toronto on November 17, 2022, in recognition of their significant contributions to communities and society at large. In addition to winning the award, Kent & White was the only independent brokerage in the country to make the group of finalists, which included national firms such as Medavie Blue Cross and Northbridge Insurance.
The award is presented annually to the organization within the Canadian Insurance Industry whose outstanding contribution of time, leadership and financial support, beyond normal expectations, has made significant impacts in communities and causes.
Headquartered in Bathurst, NB, the company is well-known in the communities where they serve for hundreds of volunteer hours from their team, significant financial contributions and initiatives designed to spread their motto of “Comfort. Always.”. The values of generosity, community service and care are woven throughout the fabric of the family-owned business.
“For our company to be recognized as a leading example in the Canadian Insurance industry for our contributions in social responsibility is one of the proudest moments in our company’s 76 years.” said Mr. Brian Schryer, co-owner and CEO of Kent & White. “As an independent, 100% family-owned business, we hope that this shows that no matter your size, you can make a meaningful impact locally, nationally and even internationally.”
Consistently over the past few years, Kent & White has donated over 15% of their profits to causes close to their hearts. They’ve made meaningful contributions of both time and money to local hospitals, schools, business communities and national Veterans organizations. This year, they made a donation of $20,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support the relief efforts in Ukraine. “We believe strongly in our core value of taking care of one another. This is a value that extends to our communities in which we serve,” said Mrs. Erin Schryer, who co-owns the business with her husband, Brian. “Our commitment to continuously improving the communities we serve only grows with time. We’ll continue to invest in communities right here in Atlantic Canada, and in far corners of the world.”
“There is no other award category that we are more delighted to accept, from Insurance Business Canada, than this one,” said Brian Schryer. “Kent & White prides itself on the belief that philanthropy and community service bring connection, meaning, and a deeper purpose to our work. This is ingrained in the strategy of our business, and more importantly the hearts of our team, so to be recognized for our ongoing contributions is truly an honour.”
Kent & White Insurance is an independent, 100% family-owned insurance brokerage providing insurance solutions to thousands of individuals and families, as well as commercial insurance to both small and large businesses across Atlantic Canada. Founded in 1946, the company has offices in Bathurst and Edmundston NB, and has grown to a team of brokers throughout New Brunswick and in Nova Scotia. For more information, visit their website at https://kentandwhiteinsurance.com/.