Gillons Insurance is now Westland Insurance

New name, same great company

While you’ll continue to deal with the same great team and receive the same service you’ve come to expect from Gillons Insurance, there’s now expanded capacity, broader underwriting capabilities, and improved claims support with Westland Insurance. We’ll go the extra mile every step of the way to provide you with a personalized coverage solution.


The formerly Gillons Insurance branches below are now Westland Insurance. We’re committed to supporting the local communities where our clients and teams work and live. Each year, we invest over $1m into local and charitable initiatives.


204 Main Street West, Box 1540, Atikokan, ON

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49 Whyte Avenue, Dryden, ON

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74 Front Street, Box 425, Emo, ON

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Fort Frances

326 Church Street, Fort Frances, ON

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101 Park Street, Kenora, ON

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119 Forestry Road, Box 790, Longlac, ON

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Rainy River

213 Fourth Street, Box 70, Rainy River, ON

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Red Lake

141 Howey Street, Box 313, Red Lake, ON

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Sioux Lookout

37 Front Street, PO Box 114, Sioux Lookout, ON

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Thunder Bay

214 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, ON

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Westland Insurance Expands Canadian Presence with First Ontario Acquisition

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA – November 4, 2020 – Westland Insurance Group Ltd. (“Westland”) is pleased to announce the closing of the acquisition of Gillons Insurance Brokers Ltd., effective November 2, 2020. This is a significant and substantial milestone as the company’s first acquisition in Ontario. This transaction supports Westland’s expansion strategy to become a national insurance brokerage.

Founded in 1924 and headquartered in Fort Frances, Ontario, Gillons Insurance Brokers Ltd. has 11 locations throughout northwestern Ontario. Its professional insurance advisors are experts in residential, auto, life, travel, recreation, farm, and commercial insurance services.

“The advisors at Gillons Insurance Brokers have a long and established history of providing expert insurance solutions to the people of northwestern Ontario. We are so excited to be partnering with this company and their leadership team, Myron Romaniuk, Tracy McDonald, and Trevor Fitzgerald,” said Jamie Lyons, President & COO of Westland Insurance. “As we move into this new market, we look forward to working with them and continuing our commitment to provide best-in-class commercial, personal, and life insurance solutions for our customers.”

With this acquisition, Westland will be adding 11 branches and over 90 employees in Ontario. Post-acquisition, Westland will have over 140 offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.


About Westland Insurance Group

Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent insurance brokers in Canada. Trading over $3.5 billion of premium, Westland continues to expand coast to coast. Westland’s brokers provide expertise and advisory-based services across commercial, personal, employee benefits, farm, and specialty insurance segments. Westland has remained committed to supporting its clients, industry partners and local communities. For more information, please visit


Media Contact:

Westland Insurance Group Ltd.
Jessica Thiessen, Director, Corporate and Change Communications
Phone: 778-288-7894
[email protected] 

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