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BFL was founded in Montreal in 1987 by Barry F. Lorenzetti. He was quickly joined by others who shared his vision, and from then on, the company grew by the constant addition of professionals who were recognized as leaders in their niches. Today, with offices in twelve cities across the country and close to 700 employees, BFL caters to the needs of clients, large and small and from all industry segments.
Our firm offers a complete range of Commercial Insurance products and services, Risk Management and Risk Control services and Employee Benefits Consulting Services to businesses, professionals, manufacturers and local governments, national and international organizations, and groups and associations.
Because we focus on offering outstanding service and results, our relationships are immensely loyal; we maintain a 98% client retention rate, far above industry average.
BFL makes a difference by harnessing its global capabilities and local expertise to provide innovative and individualized solutions. Our experts provide exceptional service through a dedicated and experienced team approach.
While risks vary from one organization to another, BFL’s professionalism and discipline do not. BFL understands that each entity is unique due to a variety of factors, and their professionals are dedicated to delivering the right solution, however simple or complex your Insurance, Risk Management or Employee Benefits needs may be.
About Nicholas Landry;
Nick supports business’ of all shapes and sizes as an employee benefits consultant. While carrying too many designations to fit on a business card, he is most proud to be one of the few Canadians who carries the “Fellow” status from the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. He has extensive experience in supporting companies private, publically traded and multinational companies with their total compensations strategies as well as individual risk protection such as key person coverages and partner buy/out protection.
In the community:
BFL Canada sponsors short track speed skater Samuel Girard who medaled twice in the most recent Pyeongchang Olympics; meanwhile, Nicholas founded a student-athlete entrance scholarship program named “The Coaches Award”. As a two-sport varsity athlete in university, he feels this is the most fundamental way of paying it forward to the next generation of student-athletes.
Robert is bringing two Swedish companies to Canada: SkyResponse and SheldPatrol.
Serving 170 customers across Europe, SkyResponse dynamically gathers, escalates and logs alarms in time-critical environments like hospitals and elderly-care homes.
ShieldPatrol produces screen protectors with proven anti-bacterial effect – preventing the spread of germs in public or high hygiene (sterile) environments.
In addition, Robert brings with him >20 years of experience from the Telecommunications sector.
The quickest way to reach Robert is firstname.lastname@example.org
Klippan; Swedish tradition, design, and quality!
Klippan is a family run business which was founded by Jöns Petter Magnusson in Sweden in 1879. Today the fourth and fifth generations are working side by side growing the company.
Klippan is a leader in home textiles. We are well known for our collection of blankets and throws made in collaboration with famous Swedish designers. All our blankets and throws are manufactured from start to finish in our own factory in Europe. We only use natural fibers for our products. High-quality fibers are essential for the final result. Klippan is one of the very few producers of this kind remaining in Europe.
Please see this special offer to all SCCC members.
NOT JUST ANY WOOL…..
Finding the right kind of wool requires extensive experience. And that we’ve got – in fact, 130 years of it. We review and select wool from different parts of the world to get the quality of fiber that we want.
Who doesn’t want his own Swedish blanket?
Please inquire about corporate gifting and request our catalog. All our blankets and throws are made in Europe working closely together with Swedish designers. As a new member of the SCCC, KLIPPAN will offer during the month of June 2018 and additional 10% discount on our corporate program to our new fellow members. Order now for Christmas!
Contact us at 613-858-0655 – email@example.com
Golf is more than just a game! After all, there are few places, other than a golf course, where you can have someone’s undivided attention for the better part of four hours.
We are happy to invite all members and friends of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce to the 9th annual Nordic Consular Cup Golf Tournament. Come to have fun and welcome the 2018 golf season with friends and colleagues at the beautiful Caledon Woods Golf Club; part of the Club Link family. As per previous years, this is a collaboration with the Finnish, Swedish, and Danish Chambers of Commerce, together with Iceland and Norway.
This is an opportunity to join us for a friendly rivalry between nations. Last year the Danes won the Cup by a small margin and the Swedes are up for evening the score! Hope to see you there.
Enjoy a BBQ Lunch “On the Tee”, play 18 holes (with cart), then dine with us at the Championship Buffet complete with wine, beer, and award ceremony. There are great prizes to be won in the golf contests and the raffle! Hope to see you there.
The funds raised go to support the activities and programs in the participating Chambers.
12:30 A.M. Registration
1:00 P.M. Lunch and Mingle
1:30 P.M. Tee-off (Modified Shotgun start)
7:30 P.M. Dinner and Awards Ceremony
$190/single, $720/foursome ($85 dinner only)
Individual and team awards.
Registration and Payment Deadline: May 18th, 2018
Sponsorship spots are available (click here to download Sponsorship PDF).
Wealth Creation- Wealth Management-Retirement Income & Transfer of Wealth
With over 60 years of combined experience and access to some of the brightest investment minds in the country, The Charlton Group Private Wealth has differentiated itself within the wealth management industry.
J. Richard Charlton is one of Canada’s most respected and successful Investment Advisors. With a career spanning more than 4 decades and being the co-founder of Infinity Funds and AIC Group of Funds, he is considered a pioneer in the wealth management industry.
Contact me to get your free copy of “Investing the Billionaire’s Way” or if you’re interested in exploring how I can add value let me know and we’ll organize an introductory meeting. It is an honor and a privilege to work as an associate Investment Advisor to J. Richard Charlton.
HollisWealth® is a division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. The Charlton Group Private Wealth is a personal trade name of J. Richard Charlton.
Dear SCCC member.
All SCCC members are invited to participate in this year’s the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018, between 5.30 P.M. and 6.30 P.M. at the offices of Business Sweden, 2 Bloor Street West, 21st floor, Toronto, ON, M4W 3E2.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important yearly function for all members in good standing. This is a great opportunity to network, learn about the programs and activities for 2018 – 2019
Please R.S.V.P. via email to, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-925-8661 no later than Monday, March 19, 2018.
Refreshments and mingle after the meeting.
Get involved with the SCCC! We have vacancies to the Board for which we are accepting nominations. Nominees must be current members of the Chamber in good standing.
To put someone forward for the position, simply email the person’s name and a short paragraph stating why you believe this person would be a good addition to the Board, to email@example.com by Monday, March 19th, 2018.
For more information regarding the open positions to the Board, contact our Chairman Lars Ruuth, firstname.lastname@example.org or Executive Director Marie Larsson, email@example.com
Canada-EU free trade agreement
Gain insights how to grow your international revenues under CETA and meet and mingle with other representatives from Swedish companies in Canada.
Welcome to this seminar to gain insights into the benefits and opportunities of CETA, Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement implemented between EU and Canada Sept. 21st, 2017, followed by a networking reception. The seminar is hosted by Business Sweden, Swedish embassy, Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian law firm Miller Thomson.
At a time when negotiating international free trade agreements is proving difficult Canada and the EU have struck a modern and mutually beneficial agreement. Canada has opened its borders to European investments, imports and workforces, which is generating a wealth of opportunities for Swedish companies to increase their international revenues.
Where: Miller Thomson LLP – 40 King Street West, Toronto, Suite #5800
When: April 10, 15.00-16.30, followed by networking reception between 16.30-18.00
RSVP: Please RSVP by April 5th to firstname.lastname@example.org
14.45-15.00 Coffee and registration
15.00 -16.30 Presentations and Q&A
Welcome and introductions by Lydia Engholm, Business Sweden Canada
- Ingrid Berglund – Swedish National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium)
- Anna Folkesson – Business Sweden Trade facilitation office Stockholm
- Imran Ahmad – Miller Thomson LLP
16.30-18.00 Networking reception
If you have specific questions relating to Canada, CETA and or other trade and investment queries, please send us an e-mail ahead of time so that we can answer your questions in the best way.