The Algoma Financial Group is comprised of Algoma Insurance Brokers Limited, Algoma Financial Services Limited, The Insurance Depot Inc., Bruce Mines Insurance Brokers Ltd., and Doug Sykes Insurance Inc. Serving the Sault and Algoma District since 1941, Algoma Insurance Brokers Limited is currently one of the largest independent insurance brokers in Northern Ontario. Over the last decade we have continued to expand our product line with the establishment of Algoma Financial Services which has enabled us to provide Life and Small Business Group Insurance along with a wide variety of wealth management products. Algoma Insurance Brokers Limited is an "Independent Broker" and is locally owned and operated. We are able to underwrite a wide spectrum of risks, from non profit entities, municipalities, manufacturing risks and retail. We need to provide a better product, faster, and more efficiently to the buying public. This has forced us to establish better communication links with the insurance providers, hence the requirement for more sophisticated computer systems. Algoma Insurance strives to be in the fore front of this revolution. It was a great honor to have been chosen as a test site for a number of technological initiatives on behalf of the insurance industry. We feel that proper use of technology, a progressive philosophy, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff are the keys to success. Algoma Insurance has invested great resources in establishing a professional, well trained, and courteous staff to fulfill the needs of a more sophisticated insurance buying public. Our people are our greatest assets. We strongly believe that insurance is not just a commodity, it is a complex product that requires extensive knowledge and expertise in order to provide the client with proper advise. To this end, we feel strongly in staff training and education. Insurance basically is a 'promise to pay when a claim occurs'. Our staff make sure that the administration of the claim is carried out in a fair and expedient manner. When a client has a claim, our insurance advisors walk the client through the claim. Our employees deserve the best. In return, we will receive the very best from them, as will our clients. Algoma Insurance is committed to providing you with the best possible insurance products available on the market at the best possible prices, and we intend to do this through 'undaunted customer service'. After all we look upon this as a 'people' business.