About

Our company background

Currey Insurance Agencies Inc. is owned and operated by Michael Currey. With over 38 years in business, Michael has been providing insurance and investment advice to thousands of clients.

Michael earned his life and general insurance licenses in 1976, and began working in the insurance industry with his father Donald. Michael’s brother, Robert, obtained his licenses in 1992 and began working with Michael that same year. In 2006, Michael’s son, Shane, one of the youngest people in Canada to receive their Life License, joined the Company. In addition, Michael’s sister, Ginette, supervises the life insurance division of the Company.

Michael is also the majority shareholder of D.S. Currey and Son Insurance Brokers Ltd., offering Property and Casualty Insurance services in Ottawa since 1953. Donald Currey, founder of D.S. Currey and Son Insurance Brokers Ltd., worked in the Insurance industry for almost fifty years before retiring. Michael’s sister, Sandra, has over 25 years experience working for and managing D.S. Currey & Son Insurance Brokers Ltd.

For all of your insurance and investment needs let the Currey Insurance family help you achieve your financial goals, and provide you and your family with peace of mind.

Fast Support

The team here at Currey Insurance prides themselves on providing fast, efficient and quality support to all our customers.

Currey Experience

Our many years of experience sets us apart from all other companies, and give you the advantage at all times!

Peace Of Mind

There is a lot to be said about providing peace of mind, and that’s what we do best and on a daily basis.

Our Team

Michael Currey
Michael Currey

President

Ottawa born, Michael Currey, joined the insurance industry in 1976, following in his father’s footsteps, he was licenced in General Insurance with D.S.Currey & Son, and Life Insurance with Dominion of Canada General, which later merged with the Empire Life Insurance Company. He quickly became a top producer winning numerous Achievement, Honour and President’s Awards early in his career. Michael continued to excel attaining M.D.R.T.(Million Dollar Round Table) Membership in 1980 and M.D.R.T. Top of the Table in 1990 and consistently every year thereafter.

Robert Currey
Robert Currey

Advisor (B.A.h., B.E.d., R.I.B.)

Robert began his career in the Financial Services industry in 1992 after earning an Honours Degree in History, and a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Firmly committed to his clients as well as his family and his community, with four children of his own, and five sponsored children. He is a member of Advocis, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada for over twenty years, and a proud sponsor of World Vision for over twenty-eight years.

Shane Currey
Shane Currey

Advisor (President, Shane Currey Financial Inc.)

Shane is the third-generation Advisor of the Family Agency and has been licensed since 2006. His mandate is to advise clients on how to grow wealth and protect estates by managing investments and insurance plans with a focus on retirement, estate, and corporate planning while minimizing tax consequences. Group Insurance and Living Benefits Insurance is also a part of his practice and product offering. Shane is LLQP and mutual fund licensed, and is working towards attaining his CFP and CIM designations.

Gail Currey
Gail Currey

Office Manager

Montreal born, Gail Currey, joined the life insurance industry in 1972 during the Branch Office System, working for two prominent life insurance companies in the capacity of New Business Administration, Supervisor and later promoted to Office Manager. She studied Human Resources and Life Insurance Management through LOMA and successfully completed 10 Courses towards the FLMI degree, specializing in Life and Health Insurance Claims.

Mark Freedman, CFP
Mark Freedman, CFP

Advisor

Licensed by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario since October 2005 and awarded the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation by the Financial Planners Standards Council in 2006, Mark provides administrative support and life insurance and investment services for new and existing clients. Before returning to Ottawa in 2004, Mark obtained his Bachelor and Master's degree from Carleton University and spent 10 years in Vancouver as the co-owner and managing producer of an independent boutique animation company and where he was also president of the Association of BC Animation Producers.

Sandra Phinney
Sandra Phinney

Manager (D. S. Currey & Son Insurance)

Sandra began her career in the insurance business in ‘1982 obtaining both her life license and her Registered Insurance Brokers (RIBO) license. In ‘1991 Sandra took over the management of the Property & Casualty side of the business from her father. As an owner, Sandra is dedicated to working hard for her clients. With the help of her team the Brokerage has experienced continued success since its inception in ‘1952.

Brian Erwin
Brian Erwin

Advisor (Life and Property and Casualty)

When making decisions about money and protecting the things important to you and your life, it’s good to consider a few different things. Some may consider the cost irrelevant as long as the service is good, where others just want the lowest price. A good broker will take the time to explain the benefits of the services available and work for you to make sure you’re getting the service you want at a price you can manage. Take the time to speak with more than one broker; then you can make an educated decision about your needs. With over 17 years in insurance and a total of over 30 years in business management, Brian Erwin can not only help you understand what’s available, he knows many of the challenges you may face and looks forward to helping you pave your road to success.