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Last year the Canadian Mortgage Awards brought together over 850 mortgage professionals from across the nation for an all-new virtual awards experience.

This year, it’s our 15th anniversary – and we’re ready to do it all over again and continue our long-standing tradition of celebrating excellence at the virtual Canadian Mortgage Awards on April 29.

This unmissable event will feature the highly anticipated winner announcements, hosted by CBC news anchor Suhana Meharchand. By popular demand, we’re also bringing back live virtual panels featuring some of finalists, who will be sharing their inspiring insights, best practices and success stories. This is an unparalleled opportunity to go behind the scenes and engage with the industry’s best.

The virtual platform also offers a live chat option and a peer-matching function, allowing you to network and reconnect with your peers and the wider mortgage community.

So don’t miss out. Be sure to join us on Thursday, April 29 at 11am EST as we bring the celebration of the year directly to you – wherever you are.

What’s Happening On The Day

At the all-new virtual Canadian Mortgage Awards 2021 you’ll be able to:

Catch the exclusive stream of the winner announcements hosted by CBC news anchor Suhana Meharchand

Show your industry spirit and support the 190-plus outstanding finalists

Join live virtual panels featuring some of the finalists, who will be sharing their inspiring insights, best practices and success stories

Network and reconnect with your peers in the mortgage community with our live chat and a peer-matching function

Get a chance to win a $250 prepaid gift card by posting on social media a photo of yourself, your team or your stylish desk setup while watching the awards. Don't forget to use the hashtag #MortgageAwardsCA


11:20 a.m. MAIN STAGE

Opening remarks



Suhana Meharchand

11:30 a.m. SESSION ROOM

Celebrating success in large brokerages

The country’s top brokerages discuss proven tips for building and managing a growing business and how they have found success and built strong client relationships in such a competitive market.



Rejean Roberge

Rejean Roberge, Vice President, CWB Optimum Mortgage


12:10 p.m. SESSION ROOM

How today’s leaders are redefining success and breaking new boundaries

Hear career advice from award-winning female mortgage trailblazers.



Cristie Smith

Cristie Smith, Director, Inside Sales, Home Trust


12:50 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Commercial real estate: Navigating opportunities and challenges in the year ahead

We sit down with the country’s top commercial brokers for a candid discussion on the future of market, the effects of COVID-19, tips on setting yourself apart, lead generation, and trends to watch out for in the year ahead.



Andrew MacLeod

Andrew MacLeod, Senior Vice President, Valuation Advisory Services, Avison Young


1:30 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Private lending: Emerging trends in 2021 and beyond

Award-winning private lending brokers discuss the emerging trends and challenges to be faced in the year ahead, how to diversify, and tips for building your book of business.



Travis Allinott

Travis Allinott, Brokerage Relationship Manager, Canadian Mortgages Inc.


2:10 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Breaking the mold: How brokers can leverage industry solutions to make their businesses stand out

This not-to-be-missed session brings together the best of the industry’s service providers to discuss how brokers can provide a unique value proposition to their clients by leveraging industry solutions.



Chris Turcotte

Chris Turcotte, President, Centum Financial Group Inc.


2:50 p.m. SESSION ROOM

The future of alternative lending in Canada

Hear from award-winning experts on how to capitalize on the latest alternative lending opportunities after the year of COVID-19.



Grant Armstrong

Grant Armstrong, Director, National Sales, Community Trust


3:30 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Embracing technology to evolve your business

Leading innovators and disruptors explain why technology is here to stay, the benefits of incorporating it in your practice, and how to embrace it to evolve your business for the new era.



Doug Kenny

Doug Kenny, AVP Sales – Eastern Canada, Haventree Bank


4:10 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Defying all boundaries: How to build award-winning client retention and engagement strategies in a competitive market

Hear from the some of the country’s best brokerage teams who discuss the innovative client strategies that have enabled them to achieve long-term sustainability and success.



Agostino Tuzi

Agostino Tuzi, National Partnership Director, Mortgage Brokers, HomeEquity Bank


4:50 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Award-winning strategies of top BDMs

The country’s top BDMs discuss their leading sales strategies, the changes they foresee for the industry, and the qualities they believe every BDM should have.



Agostino Tuzi

John Bargis, CEO, CIMBC


5:30 p.m. MAIN STAGE


  • CWB Optimum Mortgage Award for Brokerage of the Year (25 Employees or More)
  • Home Trust Award for Woman of Distinction
  • Avison Young Award for Broker of the Year, Commercial
  • Canadian Mortgages Inc Award for Broker of the Year, Private Lending
  • Centum Award for Industry Service Provider of the Year
  • Community Trust Award for Alternative Broker Specialist of the Year
  • Haventree Bank Award for Digital Innovator of the Year
  • HomeEquity Bank Award for Outstanding Customer Service by an Individual Office
  • CIMBC Award for Lender BDM of the Year
  • Brokerage of the Year – Diversification
  • Brokerage of the Year (Fewer than 25 Employees)
  • Excellence In Philanthropy & Community Service
  • Lender Underwriter of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement in the Mortgage Industry
  • Mortgage Industry Employer of Choice
  • New Brokerage of the Year
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Broker of the Year (25 Employees or More)
  • Broker of the Year (Fewer than 25 Employees)
  • National Broker Network of the Year



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