Press Release:

Allianz Global Assistance Canada, a leading travel insurance and assistance provider, has been named one of the Top 15 Employers in the Waterloo Area. The area’s top employers are selected annually by Mediacorp Canada Inc. which manages Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and the job search engine, now used by more than 5.4 million Canadians annually.

With more than 800 employees at its regional facilities, Allianz has been a valuable contributor to employment and to the community in the Waterloo area since 1988.

Among the qualities a company must have to be named a Top 15 employer are an exceptional work environment, strong financial and family benefits, training and skills development and a commitment to community involvement.

“This is an honour that each and every one of our employees can be proud of,” said Teresa Straatsma, Vice President, Human Resources, Allianz Global Assistance Canada. “It’s recognition of the great work environment we are focused on fostering, fueled by the professionalism, engagement and skilled talent of our people.  They further exemplify the “helping” nature of our business through the tireless volunteer hours our employees contribute each year to the community as a whole.”

Employees of the Kitchener-Waterloo facility annually contribute thousands of dollars to more than a dozen charities and volunteer their time and expertise to many organizations in the community. As an example, this year they assisted Dreams Take Flight and Air Canada by greeting and registering hundreds of children and their families for a trip to Walt Disney World, while also providing travel insurance coverage to participants. In doing so, they helped make some dreams come true for local children who suffer from serious physical illnesses, mental health challenges and come from disadvantaged situations.

“Although we’re a global organization, we’ve been part of the Waterloo Region for nearly 30 years, and have always been strongly committed to our local communities,” said Dan Keon, Senior Director, Market Management. “We provide emergency assistance and travel insurance for millions of Canadians travelling the world and it is just as important to extend that compassion and assistance to the communities in which we work.”


Allianz Global Assistance (Canada)

For more than 50 years, Allianz Global Assistance has supported travelling Canadians when they need it most with value-added travel insurance and assistance services. More than 800 employees support long-term partnerships with some of the best known brands in the travel and financial services markets. Allianz Global Assistance also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call centre services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers and credit card companies. Allianz Global Assistance is a specialist brand of Allianz Worldwide Partners for assistance and travel insurance, and is the registered business name for AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd. For more information, visit


Allianz Partners

Dedicated to bringing global protection and care, Allianz Partners is the B2B2C leader in assistance and insurance solutions in the following areas of expertise: assistance, international health & life, automotive and travel insurance. These solutions, which are a unique combination of insurance, service and technology, are available to business partners or via direct and digital channels under three internationally renowned brands: Allianz Assistance, Allianz Care and Allianz Automotive. This global family of over 17,500 employees is present in 76 countries, speaks 70 languages and handles 44 million cases per year, protecting customers and employees on all continents. For more information, please visit:





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