About us

Algoma Insurance Brokers has been protecting SARVAC members since 1999. Since our development and inception of the SARVAC Insurance Program, we have been instrumental in providing innovative ways to manage risks faced by SARVAC Teams.

Meet the Algoma Insurance Brokers Team

Ryan Bentley, MBA, BSc., FCIP, CRM, CAIB
Vice President | Commercial Insurance

Ryan leads the Commercial Insurance team, interacting with clients, managing company relationships, business planning, and execution.

Ryan broadened his insurance knowledge and experience by working for a multinational insurance company in Waterloo, Halifax, and Toronto before returning to Algoma Insurance Brokers in 2014.

During his time in the industry (2008-2020), Ryan has achieved the designations of Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker, Canadian Risk Manager, and Chartered Insurance Professional. In addition, Ryan attained the coveted Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation.

Ryan is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Degree and has completed an Executive MBA through Ivey Business School.


Janet Tessier, CAIB
Client Account Manager | Commercial Insurance

Janet Tessier has been in the insurance industry since 1979 and started her career at Algoma Insurance Brokers Limited in 1987, resulting in 41 years’ experience and 22 years specifically dedicated to providing advice and solutions to our Commercial Clients.

Janet is one of our Commercial Account Managers who work on a variety of segments ranging from mid to complex industries including The National Search and Rescue Program, Municipalities/ Public Sector, Long-term care facilities, Construction, Contracting, Builders Risk and Wrap-Up, Bonding.

Janet attained her RIBO license in 1993 (Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario) and has completed CAIB designation in 2001 (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) She continues her education on a regular basis ensuring to keep up with the most current information in the insurance industry.

Janet works closely with our Account Executive Team delivering optimal results for our clients.