Brown, Colin
Chief Operating Officer

Canadian Direct Insurance
Suite 600
750 Cambie Street
V6B 0A2


Company Profile

Canadian Direct Insurance is a Canadian federally chartered property and casualty insurance company that provides personal insurance solutions for its customers in British Columbia and Alberta. Canadian Direct began by selling ‘optional’ auto insurance in BC in 1996 as a competitive alternative to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). Their pioneering over-the-phone distribution model was the first of its kind in the province.

Canadian Direct now offers customers in both BC and Alberta a range of personal auto, home and travel insurance options. Their advanced quoting system helps offer their customers competitive discounts and coverages to meet their home and automobile insurance needs. Canadian Direct Insurance is committed to providing competitively priced insurance products, a fair and timely response to claims, and quality customer service.

Canadian Direct is an operating company of Canadian Western Bank (CWB), the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. CWB and its operating companies/divisions collectively offer services in the areas of banking, trust, insurance and wealth management, and are together known as Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB Group).

Rugby Connection

A Chartered Insurance Professional and Chartered Arbitrator, Colin Brown has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry.  He is a member of the Mediators Panel for the General Insurance Ombudservice (GIO).  He holds a B.Sc. degree from the Queens University of Belfast and a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University. Brown is also a former UBCOB Ravens standout and an avid rugby supporter.

Through Brown's support, Canadian Direct Insurance is the Premier Partner of the British Columbia Rugby Union. Canadian Direct’s support helps to promote the league and increase the profile of rugby in BC. Canadian Direct is the title sponsor of the Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League and the Canadian Direct Insurance Senior Men’s Provincial Player of the year award.

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