Broker finalists named for Canadian Mortgage Awards

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Ask any mortgage broker and they’ll say that they are proud to help people navigate the biggest purchase of their lives. They don’t do for the accolades, but sometimes it’s nice to be recognized for doing a good job.

With today’s announcement of the next batch of Canadian Mortgage Award finalists, the focus turns to mortgage brokers in the following categories: Best Newcomer – Individual, Best Newcomer – Mortgage Broker Firm, Best Alternative Mortgage Broker and Best Commercial Mortgage Broker.

“[Winning] says a lot about what you do and how you’re appreciated in the industry and for me it’s all about treating the client the right way and making sure that they get what they need,” said Chris Doughty, who captured the Commercial Broker of the Year award in 2011 and is nominated again this year.

The sixth annual Canadian Mortgage Awards, presented by Home Trust, will take place on Friday, June 1 in Toronto at The Carlu.

The fate of the finalists in now in the hands of the judging panel, with the entire process being overseen by PwC, the official auditor of the Canadian Mortgage Awards.

After bringing down the house in 2010, Canadian comedian Jessica Holmes returns to host this year’s event. Holmes has made millions of Canadians laugh as one of the stars of CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce and starred in her own sketch comedy series on CTV: The Holmes Show.

The Canadian Mortgage Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence across the entire spectrum of mortgage brokering. There are 21 organizational and individual categories that have been designed to ensure national recognition of both large and small organizations on their individual merits. This annual black-tie gala is the event highlight of the year that attracts the biggest names in the business throughout Canada. Mortgage industry professionals gather to praise the achievements of their peers and industry leaders at this year’s new venue, the unique and stylish Carlu. More than 600 guests are expected to attend the awards festivities.

It is sure to be a night to remember, with a Roaring 20s theme, including live entertainment, prizes, giveaways, a delicious four course gourmet meal, drinks, and dancing. Join your colleagues, friends, and industry professionals from across Canada, for the biggest night on the industry calendar, and celebrate and honour the achievements and successes of 2011. To book your table to attend the event visit:

The event also closes out The Mortgage Summit (, a two-day Toronto conference powered by CMP and, also being held at The Carlu.

Genworth Best Newcomer - Individual

Julie Angstadt, VERICO  Bob Hanscom Mortgage Agency, Lloydminster, Sask.

Jackie Bowen, VERICO  Primex Mortgages, Coquitlam, B.C.

Ron Lefebvre, INVIS, Edmonton, Alta.

Jeff Parsons, Dominion Lending Centres The Mortgage Shop, Windsor, NL

Scott Rawkins, Dominion Lending Centres Total Mortgage and Leasing, West Vancouver, B.C.

Amy Wilson, VERICO Brokers For Life, Edmonton, Alta.


Best Newcomer - Mortgage Broker Firm

Dominion Lending Centres Canadian Mortgage Experts, Surrey, B.C.

Mortgage Architects – Masters, Belleville, Ont.

Quantus Mortgage Solutions, Calgary, Alta.

Syndicate Mortgages, Toronto, Ont.

VERICO Clear Trust Mortgages, Vancouver, B.C.

VERICO Jessi Johnson Mortgage Team, South Surrey, B.C.

VERICO Primex Mortgage Inc., Coquitlam, B.C.

VERICO Tom Brothers Financial, Markham, Ont.


MCAP Alternative Broker of the Year

Andre LEcuyer, Neighbourhood Dominion Lending Centres, Petawawa, Ont.

Fred Testa, INVIS, Toronto, Ont.

Gordon Hone, VERICO Armada Mortgage Corporation, Maple Ridge, B.C.

Graeme Moss, VERICO Fair Mortgage Solutions, Hamilton, Ont.

Jared Morrison, Alta West, Calgary, Alta.

Nick Hamblin, Ideal Mortgage, Halifax, N.S.

Sean McCormick, VERICO Capital Mortgages, Stittsville, Ont.


Best Commercial Broker of the Year

Wayne Barnes, TMG The Mortgage Group, Vancouver, B.C.

Dale Bilton, Dominion Lending Centres, Commercial and Residential Mortgages Ltd,

Kitchener, Ont.

Mike Chiu, Capital West Vancouver, B.C.

Chris Doughty, VERICO The Mortgage Wellness Group, Barrie, Ont.

Sandy Harrington, IC Funding, London, Ont.

Kevin Stones, VERICO The Mortgage Wellness Group, Barrie, Ont.

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