Cowan Insurance Group (CIG) has been providing customized, comprehensive insurance and risk management professional advice and placement to meet commercial and personal insurance, group benefits, and wealth management needs since 1927.

Proudly independent and Canadian-owned, our award-winning client-centric approach and commitment to innovation and excellence have established us as a true market leader.

We care about what you care about.

By focusing on what’s most important to clients, we help them strategically manage risk through unbiased advice and an extensive range of product offerings and integrated solutions.

We have the technical expertise and product knowledge to support our clients, regardless of their needs. Specialization in strategic commercial industry segments and our multiline offerings ensure our clients receive unparalleled service.

With 600+ employees across Canada, we are a nationally licensed organization, with international partnerships and an expanding footprint.


Giving back to our communities.

From humble beginnings in Princeton, Ontario, clients have been at the heart of everything we do. Our success is rooted in the communities in which we do business, and we strive to improve the quality of life in those communities.

The Cowan Foundation was established in 1995 in honour of the company’s founder, Frank Cowan, building on our commitment to community involvement, support and caring. Since 1995, over $35 million has been donated to 650 charitable organizations.


A trusted partner.

Client satisfaction is everything at Cowan Insurance Group. Our values of Respect, Integrity, Client-Focus, Collaboration, and Accountability have established us as a true leader in the Canadian marketplace and underpin our status as a Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club Member and one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.


Frank Cowan starts an insurance agency business from the family farmhouse in Princeton, Ontario.


The Guarantee Company (GCNA), an insurance company, is acquired. Princeton Holdings Ltd is formed as a holding company.


Following Frank Cowan's death, Maureen Cowan is appointed Chairman.


GCNA USA is formed.


COVID Lockdown begins. CIG reacts to a new operating model focusing on servicing clients remotely while keeping employees safe.


Looking forward to celebrating our 100th anniversary!

1930s to 1960s

Frank Cowan Company (FCC) focuses on
serving municipalities in Ontario as an MGA.


Maureen Cowan, Frank’s granddaughter, joins the business.

2000s to 2019

CIG is formed and acquires several companies to create a broader P&C brokerage and Group Benefits Consulting Business.


Decision is made to sell GCNA and FCC to Intact.


CIG evolves its operating
model for the future.