About Us | Why Candice Morrish is proud to be an ALIGNED Advocate
We’re different. That is to say, our exclusive focus on business insurance sets us apart. Certainly, being different is just one of the many reasons why Canadian insurance professionals decide to join the ALIGNED team.
Above all, we’re always proud to welcome new members to our team and share their story. Most importantly, our About Us features are just one example of our commitment to connecting with our community. In the same vein, many of us are sharing useful business insurance content on social media every day.
Candice Morrish recently joined our growing team. Candice is an Advocate and Assistant VP who reports to SVP & Team Leader Darcy Franko-Felice. She works closely with ALIGNED colleagues across Canada.
Candice is proud to be part of the ALIGNED Insurance team. In her own words, here’s what Candice has to say about ALIGNED.
Q. Why did you join ALIGNED?
Candice: I was ready for a change – a breath of fresh air in the insurance world. This is exactly what ALIGNED offered – an opportunity to grow, for mentorship and a great team environment.
Q. How did you first hear about ALIGNED?
Candice: I’ve been connected with Andrew Clark on Linkedin for years, and had always taken notice of his posts.
Q. In your opinion, what sets ALIGNED Insurance apart?
Candice: I think the specific focus on Commercial Insurance sets ALIGNED apart – a whole team of dedicated, specialized insurance professionals! Supporting the needs of business insurance clients only is very unique in this industry.
Q. Why did you choose an insurance career?
Candice: Like many others, I fell into insurance. I knew I wanted to study business, but I also wanted to make sure I had some direction as to what type of business. I landed a part time summer job at Intact Insurance, and the rest is history!
Q. In your career to date, what are you most proud of?
Candice: I am proud to teach the Business Insurance program part-time for Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. It has been an amazing experience sharing industry knowledge and following the students after graduation as they start their careers in the insurance industry.
Q. Tell us about your most recent professional designations.
Candice: I have my CIP (Canadian Insurance Professional) and CRM (Canadian Risk Management) designations. I have also completed the Instructor Certification Program with the Insurance Institute of Canada.
Q. In your opinion, what’s the single most important service an insurance broker delivers to a client?
Candice: We are involved with our clients’ businesses at many stages. This can include when a client is just starting up, expanding, merging, buying equipment, property or vehicles or experiencing a claim situation. I believe it is most important for brokers to help ensure that their clients feel comfortable with their policy and coverage. Offering risk management advice is another important service that brokers deliver.
Q. Which of ALIGNED’s 18 points of differentiation do you find the most personally meaningful and why?
Candice: For me, I’d say – “Business Insurance Only”. Basically, my whole insurance career has been on the commercial (business) side of insurance – both as an underwriter and a broker. Working for a company that specializes in business insurance seems like such a natural choice.
Being different is a point of pride for every ALIGNED insurance broker and Advocate. And it’s because our founder, president & CEO Andrew Clark wants to deliver different kind insurance broker experience to Canadian business.
Since day one, we’ve taken pride in 18 things that we do differently for our clients. Ultimately, what gives us the most pride is delivering the best solutions and more value to every Canadian business that we support.
Have you met these ALIGNED team members?
What Robyn Selmes believes to be the single most important service insurance brokers deliver…
“Buying insurance is never anyone’s favourite purchase, especially as there are so many expenses already for businesses. The most important part of being an insurance broker is to help make the entire “insurance experience” as seamless and simple as possible.
This can mean helping someone determine the right coverages or finding the best insurance companies to meet their specific needs. And, at the end of the day, it also means being there and helping people through any claims or concerns if and when they arise.”Robyn Selmes, Advocate, ALIGNED Insurance
Why Tyler Mitchell decided to choose a career in insurance…
“Actually, I started out pursuing a career in a totally different sector. However, a close friend of mine spoke highly of the insurance industry so I ended up going back to college for it and have never looked back!
One of my first jobs and arguably the most satisfying in my insurance career to date was working as an adjuster. A lot of people have negative thoughts about the insurance industry as a whole. This is because – thankfully, more often than not – you purchase an intangible product that you really hope you will never have to use. While it’s great to not have to make a claim, it means that the value of business insurance can be hard to quantify. Unfortunately, it is only when you actually suffer a loss that you realize the true importance of protecting your business with insurance.”Tyler Mitchell, Advocate, ALIGNED Insurance
What Pam Lecavalier believes to be the single most important service insurance brokers deliver…
“The most important service a Broker can deliver to a client is to be that trusted resource and fully understand all of their business needs and risk exposures. To navigate through policy language and make coverage recommendations that best suits an individual business’s specific needs.“Pam Lecavalier, Advocate, ALIGNED Insurance
Social responsibility is yet another way we deliver a different employee and client experience
Our Give Generously campaign connects our clients directly with our social responsibility work. Each year, a portion of ALIGNED Insurance profits are donated to a registered Canadian charity that is selected by our clients. Learn more about our Social Responsibility program.
In addition, we support two annual volunteering days for every employee. We are proud that ALIGNED Insurance team members partner with the organizations that they are passionate about helping.
In short | Are you interested in joining the ALIGNED team?
Each and every day, our team members across Canada are proud to provide a different kind of insurance experience to each and every ALIGNED client.
We are actively looking for entrepreneurial and growth-focused people. If you’re interested in joining our rapidly growing team, we’d love to hear from you!
We invite you to learn more about why Andrew Clark, our President and CEO, decided to found ALIGNED and our leadership.
To sum up | ALIGNED is our passion as business insurance brokers
We’re aligned with each other as colleagues, with the best insurance companies in Canada and, most importantly, our clients. This is why why being as good as one’s word is so important to all of us at ALIGNED.
And while there are 18 things that we do differently for our clients, what gives us the most pride how we get better solutions and more value ALIGNED for each and every business we support.
That is to say, it’s a privilege to handle our clients’ insurance needs across Canada. Above all, helping others consistently, frequently and generously is vitally important to each one of us.