28th Annual General Meeting and Awards Gala Dinner

Members of the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) are invited to join us for our 28th Annual General Meeting and Awards Gala Dinner. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre and Hotel in Toronto.

Last year, sureties incurred more than half a billion dollars in claims; more than any other year in its history. We can all take collective pride in the responsiveness of the affected SAC member companies. By all accounts, sureties have done the industry proud; paying the outstanding bills and arranging for the completion of the abandoned projects; no easy task considering the magnitude and complexity of the claims involved.

Our 2019 event theme reflects the swift and responsive action of our association members in helping to lessen the impact of what would otherwise have been a total calamity.

We are very pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Lt. Gen (Ret) Hon. Roméo Dallaire, who will share his personal insight about rising above challenging times and moving forward with a positive outlook.

A passionate and moving speaker, General Dallaire inspires audiences to challenge the status quo and take action in shaping a new future.  His candid presentations weave together complex ideas in very accessible ways and bring a positive approach to difficult subject matter by focusing on solutions. The General’s words will echo in the hearts and minds of audiences long after the event concludes.

His humanitarian commitment and integrity have made lasting impressions around the world. A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is also a respected author, government and UN advisor, and former Canadian Senator.

Event Program:

12:00noon – Young Professionals Luncheon & Surety Executive Panel Session (separate fee required)

3:00 p.m. – Welcome & Keynote Speaker: Lt. Gen (Ret) Hon. Roméo Dallaire & SAC’s 28th Annual General Meeting

5:00 p.m. – Pre-Gala Cocktail Reception & Networking

6:30 p.m. – Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner

9:00 p.m. – After-Gala Cocktail Reception & Networking 


  Early Bird Price
(Until July 12)
(After July 12)
   Individual - Full Member $285/pp $335/pp
   Individual - Affiliate Member $335/pp $385/pp
   Table of 10 - Full Member $2,565 $3,015
   Table of 10 - Affiliate Member $3,015 $3,465

Price includes:
Welcome & Keynote Speaker: Lt. Gen (Ret) Hon. Roméo Dallaire; Annual General Meeting; Cocktail Receptions (Pre- & After-Dinner); Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner.

Helpful tip:
Firms should determine how many tickets they wish to purchase for an office, region or their entire company and then complete the on-line registration form. This will ensure that firms who wish to secure a table at the Gala Dinner receive the appropriate discount. Attendee names and dietary restrictions will be requested closer to the event date.

Please note:
Registration is restricted to direct employees of SAC member firms. Not a member? CLICK HERE to join today so you can attend!

Ready to book your tickets?


to complete our on-line event registration form. 



A block of rooms has been placed on hold for event attendees at the Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre and Hotel in Toronto. The discounted rate for a Premium Lake View room is $329.00 (single or double occupancy).

How to book a reservation:

Please note that the cut-off date for reservations through the SAC group block is Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (no exceptions).