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CIA President’s Award

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Established in 1998, the CIA President’s Award is granted to individuals who have made a significant impact on actuarial practice in Canada. Recipients of this award are selected by the CIA’s President for their passion and dedication to the actuarial profession, often demonstrating a commitment to the CIA’s vision of financial security for all Canadians.

2023 award recipients

The 2023 President’s Award was given to Steve Bocking, Marie-Andrée Boucher, Sarah Chevalier, Simon Guénette, Satnam MacLean, Cynthia Potts and Les Rehbeli. Together, these exceptional members led the development and successful implementation of IFRS 17, and we thank them for their visionary leadership and immense efforts.

Steve Bocking
Marie-Andrée Boucher

Steve Bocking and Marie-Andrée Boucher, Committee on Life Insurance Financial Reporting (CLIFR) Co-Chairs

As Co-Chairs of CLIFR and working alongside the IFRS 17 Steering Committee, Steve and Marie-Andrée worked tirelessly to develop comprehensive guidance on IFRS 17 for the life insurance sector. Their exceptional leadership included collaborating on joint initiatives and with third-party experts to provide instrumental details for the development of discounting under IFRS 17.

Sarah Chevalier

Sarah Chevalier, IFRS 17 Steering Committee Property and Casualty Co-Chair

Serving as the P&C Co-Chair on the IFRS 17 Steering Committee, Sarah’s expertise was crucial in coordinating the development and integration of P&C insurers with IFRS 17.

Simon Guénette

Simon Guénette, Property and Casualty Insurance Financial Reporting Committee (PCFRC) Chair

As current Chair of the PCFRC and working alongside the IFRS 17 Steering Committee, Simon’s dedication was pivotal in developing guidance for P&C actuaries.

Satnam MacLean

Satnam MacLean, IFRS 17 Steering Committee Co-Chair

In the role of Co-Chair on the IFRS 17 Steering Committee, Satnam’s key contributions included extensive engagement with stakeholders and the actuarial community.

Cynthia Potts
Les Rehbeli

Cynthia Potts and Les Rehbeli, IFRS 17 Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Serving as Co-Chairs of the IFRS 17 Steering Committee, Cynthia and Les’ dedication was indispensable in establishing the committee’s foundations and leading the collective efforts of the CIA. Their pioneering directed the development of guidance and the culture of positive collaboration toward the implementation of IFRS 17.

President’s Award Recipients

2023Steve Bocking, Marie-Andrée Boucher, Sarah Chevalier, Simon Guénette, Satnam MacLean, Cynthia Potts, Les Rehbeli
2022André Choquet, Gaetano Geretto, Catherine Jacques-Brissette, Karen Lockridge
2021Claude Castonguay (posthumously)
2020Yvon Charest
2019Jean-Claude Ménard
2018David Hart
2017Jacques Tremblay, Lynn Blackburn
2016Brian Burnell
2015Robert Brown, Jim Christie, Micheline Dionne, Michael Hale, A. David Pelletier, Nancy Yake
2012Nicholas Bauer
2007Jean-Louis Massé
2006Allan Brender
2005Claude Lamoureux 
2004Rick Neugebauer
2003Kenneth Clark, James Paterson
2002Yves Guérard
2001Hugh White 
2000Morris Chambers
1999Rob Dowsett
1998Paul McCrossan