Canadian Mortgage Awards 2020

The first-ever virtual edition of the Canadian Mortgage Awards was beamed out to mortgage professionals across the country at the end of August as Canadian Mortgage Professional celebrated the industry’s top brokers, underwriters and BDMs

Canadian Mortgage Awards 2020

It's been a challenging year for the mortgage sector, to say the least – so there’s never been a better time to celebrate the mortgage professionals and organizations who have continued to thrive during such turbulent times. August 27 marked the 14th annual Canadian Mortgage Awards, revamped for 2020 as a virtual event that offered the industry a chance to connect, network and celebrate.

The CMAs have always been more than just an awards ceremony, but this year’s event took the show to another level. In addition to seeing trophies awarded to Canada’s top mortgage professionals, attendees were also afforded the opportunity to take part in nine educational and thought-provoking sessions hosted by some of the industry’s biggest names.

Following a rigorous nomination and selection process, the nation’s finest mortgage professionals jostled for pole position in 20 prestigious award categories. The quality of talent on display this year was as exceptional as ever, and CMP would like to extend a huge congratulations to the winners and nominees, as well as a massive thank you to all of the attendees and our wonderful sponsors.

Read on to find out who this year’s big winners were. 

Here are the winners of Canadian Mortgage Awards 2020:

Organization Awards:

Brokerage of the Year – Diversification

Millennial's Choice Mortgages

The First National Financial Corporation Award for Brokerage of the Year (25 Employees or More)

CanWise Financial

Brokerage of the Year (Fewer than 25 Employees)

Outline Financial

Employer of Choice

MERIX Financial

National Broker Network of the Year

Mortgage Alliance

New Brokerage of the Year

The Mortgage Coach

Outstanding Customer Service by an Individual Office

GLM Mortgage Group

The Centum Award for Industry Service Provider of the Year

Newton Connectivity Systems

The Haventree Bank Award for Digital Innovator of the Year

Centum Financial Group Inc.


Individual Awards:

Broker of the Year (25 Employees or More)

Zaheed Valli-Hasham - City Wide Mortgage Services

Broker of the Year (Fewer Than 25 Employees)

Clinton Wilkins - Centum Home Lenders - Clinton Wilkins Team

The HomeEquity Bank Award for Excellence in Philanthropy & Community Service

Carey Benvenuti - Mortgage Architects

Lender Underwriter of the Year

Zuzi Valente - Equitable Bank

The Avison Young Award for Broker of the Year – Commercial

Michel Durand - Mortgage Alliance Commercial

The Canadian Mortgages Inc. Award for Broker of the Year - Private Lending

Shawn Allen - Matrix Mortgage Global

The CIMBC Award for Lender BDM of the Year

Chris Woodhouse - RFA Mortgage Corporation

The Community Trust Award for Alternative Broker Specialist of the Year

Christine Xu - Moneybroker Canada - Mortgage Architects

The Home Trust Award for Woman of Distinction

Barbara Cook - Mortgage Centre Canada

Young Gun of the Year

Casey Archibald - Verico Xeva Mortgage

The TransUnion Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Mortgage Industry

Todd Poberznick - Bridgewater Bank (Retired)


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