Bryson insurance

Bryson's Core Values

We had a lot of fun as a team generating and discovering our core values and are now excited to be able to share them with you!

Of our external accolades, we are most proud of being recognized as a Great Place to Work by Great Places to Work Canada. This recognition means so much to us because it is largely weighted by an employee survey. 

In this we thought, we have never taken the time to write down our core values. We discuss things that are important to us all the time but we never have just said let's write these down!

It is important to share how these were created as the creation closely reflects who we are and how we operate as well. Our process is intentional and we encourage contribution from the whole. 

This is what we created. This is who we are.

How did we create our core values?

Every year Bryson hosts an employee appreciation day. This is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of team members, reflect back on the year, and share the vision of where we are heading as an organization.

During the meeting, we have breakout sessions with the intention of learning more about one another and to uncover ways we can continue to expand as a team. Inside one of the conversations, we shared 'what is important to you - both personally and professionally?'

One could already see the alignment in what is important to us as people and professionals.

At this point, each team picked a leader to join a Core Values sub-group missioned to discover how to share who we are with the world. At the first meeting, we realized we wanted to know a little more about our team members so the team leaders collected responses and we compiled a big list of things that really meant something.

Themes and similarities became apparent and the group was able to narrow down our shared values to a manageable number. From this point a smaller team was tasked with the final step - turning it into something that could be shared with the world.

Do our Core Values speak to you?

Check out current career opportunites!

Women walking and looking at her iPad looking for a new career with Bryson Insurance

How to Audit Your Insurance

Event Location:

Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)
3000 Garden Street
Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6
Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

This is a complimentary workshop, click to register today!

Event Details:

Join us for a very interactive, question & answer oriented presentation. In many ways we will be dropping the veil and empowering entrepreneurs to take control of their insurance.

The presentation will be shaped depending on what areas affect your business.

Your business insurance can be complicated to understand and even more difficult to determine exactly what your business needs to propel your success. Imagine if you had the tools to find out? Yes, we want to rely on our insurance professionals to help guide our insurance decision making process.

Content coverage, liability, cyber crime, business interruption, automobiles, errors & omissions – the list goes on and on. Do you have the insurance you need? Do you have too much insurance? What gaps are existing that could put your business and livelihood at risk?

Join Doug, in his 40th year in the insurance business, as he empowers you with the tool to self-audit your business insurance.

This will be a very interactive workshop where you questions will guide our journey as Doug guides you through your own second set of eyes.

We look forward to see you there. This is a complimentary workshop, register today. 

Bryson is Shifting to Paperless Policy Delivery

Bryson is in the early days of shifting delivery of policies from paper-based to an electronic format. This evolution in delivery method brings with it many benefits for you, your company, and the environment. For those who will be receiving their documents through e-Delivery we will follow-up to make sure the policy has been correctly received. If, for the time being, you prefer to continue to receive your policy in the mail, please let your dedicated account manager know so we can update your file.

The Reasons to Go Paperless are Piling up!

Digital technology is abound. These days, you can easily store data on your mobile, desktop PC, tablet, or all three! Just think about times past, and the wasted hours spent trying to find that one super-important document in a pile of files and papers. Had it been stored on your computer or smartphone, it may only have taken seconds to locate.

Why is Bryson Shifting to Paperless Delivery?

Better data Protection and Security

It’s difficult to recover information from a piece of paper once destroyed or lost (unless you have friends at CSI). But data can be recovered if your computer goes haywire. You could also store everything in a Cloud to reduce the risk of data loss. It may not surprise you to learn that electronic delivery is often more secure, and more reliable, than traditional snail mail.


Your data is centrally located and accessible 24/7. There are plenty of tools or apps available to sync your information across various devices and to back-up, store or share with others. Portable. You are in control.

It reduces Clutter

A clutter-free, tidy office space not only looks good but keeps those shoe boxes, towering cabinets and crowded credenzas from over-throwing your real estate.

It saves Money

You’ll realize the savings when you stop buying those file folders, toner and paper (..let’s not get started on tedious staples and clips!).

It’s Green

Helping to save the environment and reducing the release of the harmful toxins and gases associated with paper and pulp operations, or in the shipping and handling process, isn’t so bad, either.

It helps you stay Organized

Saving documents from an email or download into an electronic folder on your computer is significantly easier to store than a stack of papers. In fact, if you are saving to the Cloud and/or back-ups, there may be no need to save them on your hardware. Modern search features make finding a file fast and efficient

Welcoming CFO to the Team

We are excited to announce that Dennis Downey will be joining the Bryson family as Chief Financial Officer on September 6, 2016.

Dennis brings with him many years of experience in the corporate world of Finance and will play a strategic role in our organization’s leadership team as we grow and expand our corporate vision.

Dennis will be working closely with Accounting, HR and IT in development as well as assessing and determining departmental profitability and efficiencies.  His efforts to strategically move us forward will assist us in realizing and exceeding our corporate goals.

Please join me in officially welcoming Dennis as the newest member of the Bryson Team!

Billing Information Regarding Postal Strike

As you may be aware, Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers ("CUPW”) have been in contract negotiations since late 2015 to reach a new agreement for about 50,000 workers. CUPW members are expected to have a strike vote sometime this month. If an agreement is not reached the union estimates a legal strike or lockout date could come in early July.

Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. is examining alternate delivery arrangements in the event of a service disruption. Wherever possible we can arrange upon request to have your documents delivered by email, or hold them until the strike is over.

Should you require assistance or have any inquiries you may contact our team who will gladly assist you, or you can chat online at with one of our advisors.

There are several options available to you in order to keep your policy in good standing and make your policy payment:

Direct Bill Clients: those billed directly by the insurance company. We can forward your cheque payable to the insurance company, debit or cash via courier at our office on 541 Bayly St. E, Ajax or 10 Roebuck St., Brooklin. Also review your policy documents as some insurance companies will also allow you to pay them online or via credit card.

Agency Bill Clients: those billed for their policy by us. Please follow payment instructions on your invoice or alternatively, payments may be made through your online banking under BRYSON & ASSOCIATES INSURANCE BROKERS, or via our website (make a payment) or in person at 541 Bayly St. E., Ajax or 10 Roebuck St., Brooklin.

Please contact us with any questions at 1-800-661-5196, 905-426-8787 or

We greatly appreciate your cooperation and patience in this matter.

Bryson's President recognized as Woman of Influence

Today, the staff is sending our deepest congratulations to Tracy who has been awarded an amazing national distinction for 2015! She has been named a top Women of Influence in Canada; the insurance world surely would not be the same without her dynamic leadership.

Each day at Bryson we follow the strong principles set forth by Tracy. We value outstanding client relationships, healthy and balanced lifestyles and so much more. Thank you to Tracy for crafting an outstanding and forward-tinking professional environment here at Bryson Insurance!


8th Annual Pumpkin Day is here!

Join us Saturday October 24th from 10AM to 2PM for the fun!

Entry and pumpkin are free with a non-perishable donation for Feed the Need in Durham.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday for face painting, a bake sale, an exciting raffle draw and more. This day is dedicated to our valued customers like you, so we hope you can make it!

New Branch Office - now open!

This fall we are celebrating the opening of our second location in the heart of Brooklin Village. Check out some images from our new space. The historical building has been designed to match the trends of today and to provide a comfortable 'home away from home' for the staff working here.

We are offering a special promotion to mark the opening. Our first 100 visitors to come in and receive a quote will take home a Bryson Bundle.

In addition to meeting some of our new neighbours, we are happy to be attending our first event in Brookin since the move! Local restaurant, 1847 is hosting Beer Fest. This is a chance for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the unique flavours of craft-brewed beer and locally-sourced menu items. Mark Saturday, October 10th on your calendar. Tickets $20, available at 1847 Wine and Beer Bistro.