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2009 Canadian Mortgage Awards Finalists





CMP magazine has announced the finalists for the third annual Canadian Mortgage Awards.  The winners will be announced at the April 3 awards gala in Toronto.

Congratulations to each of the well-deserving nominees below!


2009 Finalists

The Scotia Mortgage Authority Award for
Mortgage Brokerage of the Year (National Network)

  • Axiom
  • Dominion Lending Centres
  • HLC Home Loans Canada
  • Invis
  • Mortgage Architects
  • The Mortgage Centre Canada
  • Verico

The CMHC Award for Mortgage Brokerage of the Year (Independent/Non Franchise)

  • Monster Mortgage
  • Mortgage Depot
  • Obsidian Mortgages
  • ProLink Mortgages
  • Real Mortgage Associates

The Macquarie Financial Award for Mortgage Broker of the Year (National Network)

  • Carrie Cardinal, Verico, Regina, SK
  • Dave Butler, Mortgage Intelligence, Mississauga, ON
  • Faye Drope, Sand Dollar Mortgages (Verico), Parksville, BC
  • Larry Barkley, HLC Home Loans Canada, Edmonton, AB
  • Steve Brouwer, TMG The Mortgage Group, Chilliwack, BC
  • Greg Williamson, Canada Mortgage Direct (Verico), Calgary, AB

The AGF Trust Company Award for Mortgage Broker of the Year (Independent/Non Franchise)

  • Dave McNabb, Regional Mortgage Corporation, Red Deer, AB
  • Graeme Moss, Fair Mortgage Solutions, Hamilton, ON
  • John Zieman, Mortgage Depot, Victoria, BC
  • Kelly Wardle, BridgeCap, Calgary, AB
  • Morris Briglio, The Mortgage Advantage Financial Services, North Vancouver, BC
  • Vince Gaetano,, Toronto, ON

The Employer of Choice Award

  • CMHC
  • HLC Home Loans Canada
  • MCAP
  • Mortgage Depot
  • The Mortgage Centre Canada
  • TMG The Mortgage Group Canada

The Merix Financial Award for Best Customer Service from an Individual Office

  • Concentra, Saskatoon, SK
  • First Foundation (Axiom), Edmonton, AB
  • My Virtual Mortgage Broker (Mortgage Architects), West Vancouver, BC
  • Premiere Mortgages (Verico), Mississauga, ON
  • The Mortgage Centre, Okanagan, BC
  • Western Mortgages, Calgary, AB

The Bridgewater Bank Award for Best Newcomer (Mortgage Brokerage Firm)

  • Axiom
  • Obsidian Mortgages
  • Real Mortgage Associates

The Genworth Financial Award for Best Newcomer (Individual)

  • Elana Rendell, Mortgage Architects, Vancouver, BC
  • Greg Martel, Dominion Lending Centres, Victoria, BC
  • Jessi Johnson, Global Mortgage Corp, Vancouver, BC
  • Lisa Valade, Premiere Mortgages (Verico), Mississauga, ON
  • Melanie McLister, My Virtual Mortgage Broker (Mortgage Architects), West Vancouver, BC
  • Nick L’Ecuyer, Dominion Lending Centres, Barrie, ON

The Firstline Mortgages Award for Best Advertising

  • Axiom
  • Invis
  • Mortgage Architects
  • Verico

The Award for Best Branding

  • Bridgewater Bank
  • Dominion Lending Centres
  • Home Trust
  • ING Direct
  • Mortgage Intelligence
  • The Mortgage Centre Canada
  • National Bank

The Award for Best Internet Presence

  • Canequity Mortgage Canada –
  • Go Max Solutions –
  • Jessi Johnson, Global Mortgage Corp –
  • MCAP –
  • Merix Financial –
  • Scotia Mortgage Authority –
  • Tax Deductible Mortgage Plan –
  • Verico –

Best Industry Service Provider

  • Firstline
  • First National
  • Genworth Financial Canada
  • Mortgage Protection Plan
  • Power of Choice Coaching
  • Solidifi

Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year

  • Andrew Bennett, Nexus Development Corp., Vancouver, BC
  • Dale Bilton, Mortgage Intelligence, Kitchener, ON
  • Shannon Hillman, Capital West Mortgage Inc , Vancouver, BC

The Home Trust Award for Best Alternative Lending Mortgage Broker of the Year

  • Barb Wetmore, AK Mortgage Mill, Barrie, ON
  • Paul Bath, Centum Hewmac Mortgage Centre, Newmarket, ON
  • Shayam Kaushal, Interfinance Mortgage Merchants, North York, ON
  • Terri St. Jacques, Dominion Lending Centres, Port Alberni, BC

The Mortgage Centre Canada Award for Best Lender BDM

  • Geoff Charkow, Merix, Toronto, ON
  • John Simmons, ING Direct, Kitchener, ON
  • Kristina Morrison, First National Financial, Vancouver, BC
  • Margie Murray, Resmor Trust, Calgary, AB
  • Nina Labate, Equitable Trust, Toronto, ON
  • Richard Coleman, National Bank, Brampton/Toronto, ON
  • Scott Carroll, Firstline Mortgages, Kitchener, ON
  • Stacy Brown, MCAP, Toronto, ON
  • Lani Williams, Scotia Mortgage Authority, Vancouver, BC

The Solidifi Award for Best Lender Underwriter

  • Adrian Lawrence, Merix, Toronto, ON
  • Anne Warner, Scotia Mortgage Authority, Oxford Mills, ON
  • Cathy Snitchuk, Westminster Credit Union, Vancouver, BC
  • Kevin Reichmuth, TD Canada Trust, Vancouver, BC
  • Marcy Drohan, MCAP, Toronto, ON
  • Pam Weinbender, Resmor Trust, Calgary, AB
  • Selma Granger, First National Financial, Toronto, ON

The Home Loans Canada Award for Best Community Service Effort

  • Bruce Coleman, Invis, Vancouver, BC
  • Chris Dopp, The Mortgage Centre, Collingwood, ON
  • Peter Kinch, Canadian Mortgage Team, Vancouver, BC