Trusted Expertise, Transparent Solutions

Brokerage of choice since 1977

DBA is much more than a brokerage. Discover how we’ve helped to protect and empower businesses and their employees through personalized insurance solutions for over 40 years.

David Burns & Associates team

Canadian-Owned and Family-Operated Insurance Broker

David Burns & Associates (DBA) has proudly offered benefits and group retirement savings consulting services since 1977, working closely with businesses large and small, local and international. As a fourth-generation, 100% Canadian-owned and family-run business ourselves, we recognize the need for humanized, effective solutions tailored to individual operational requirements. Our suite of services, ranging from group retirement savings and benefit plans to corporate life insurance, estate planning and more, encompasses this focus. With our selection of professionally administered solutions, DBA is a well-rounded and viable choice for more businesses. As a consequence, we are proud to be the insurance broker of choice for clients in Canada.

How We Can Help

DBA retains many longterm relationships thanks to the wide selection of our service offerings, as we can help with everything from compliance needs to pensions, underwriting and more.

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Group Benefits

DBA goes above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for your business to allow employees to thrive. You can rest assured that unpredictable situations in work and life are covered, including disabilities, healthcare spending, and even assistance needs.

Group Retirement Plans

Our robust pension plans, group RRSPs and DPSPs minimize risk for business owners and maximize the potential for their employees. We make lowering investment costs for employees simple, allowing you to generate better returns, all without increasing risks.

Life Insurance and Living Benefits

We ensure that you are protected against long-term health complications like disabilities or critical illnesses. Whether your employees need to access emergency coverage for an injury or a simple dental checkup, we are committed to advocating for them

Wealth Management

As your trusted financial experts, we safeguard your earnings and your future. From detailed reporting and estate planning to managing spousal RRSPs, leave it to DBA’s financial experts to help you get the most out of your investments and ensure a financially secure future.

Administrative Services Only (ASO)

DBA’s flexible ASO solutions make your plan more practical and affordable. With our alternative funding capabilities, DBA can enhance your plan to suit your needs and specific compliances better while eliminating unnecessary costs.


Why Choose DBA

We Put People First

We wouldn’t be in this business if we didn’t believe we were truly helping the people and companies we are privileged to call clients. Our personalized process helps us to prioritize your needs.

We Are Detail-Oriented

We know that small things can make a big difference. No detail is overlooked, and no question of yours is left unanswered.

We are Committed to Understanding Your Business

We take the time to get to know your business, the challenges you face and the goals you have in mind to create a solution tailor-made for you.

Our Vision and Commitment

The DBA family has been trusted for generations, thanks to our genuine care, ability to listen attentively, communicate clearly, and truly understand the needs of our clients. We innovate and adapt our methods to serve our clients in the most efficient and advantageous ways possible.

What Our Customers Have to Say

“They have the personal touch. DBA took the time to get to know us, our teams and our business in order to negotiate and create a plan designed to our needs. They have their finger on the pulse of what is right for our business. Not only is their customer service second to none, their expertise is phenomenal. The DBA team has saved us tens of thousands of dollars.”

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JJ Normandeau

General Manager, CFS Canada

“Since moving our benefits to DBA we have reduced our costs significantly without sacrificing our employee’s benefits. Jennifer is always reaching out to see how things are going and if we need anything. Her team goes above and beyond – always! A pleasure to deal with.”

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Tracey Rowbotham

EXEL Contracting

“Jennifer, Matt and their team have made switching over to DBA one of the best decisions and smoothest transitions we have made. Both Jennifer and Matt Burns have done an exceptional job in detailing our company’s plans. Everyone at DBA is always willing and able to assist us at any time.”

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Jessica DeGrasse

D-Squared Construction Ltd.

“It is very helpful to have a firm guide you through the process and help you partner with the best company for you. DBA feels like a small firm that gives that high touch customer service which our employees like. They listen and work hard to service your account.”

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Judy Hatt

Truss Beverages

“DBA is so responsive to our needs! They always look into different benefit situations for us and are open to questions at any time. They advocate for you and don't just direct you to the benefits provider. Their team is so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.”

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Joanne Sevigny

Equality Fund

“DBA provides outstanding service and outstanding support. They are always there with the answers I need.”

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D. Young

VP Finance, Ottawa Convention Centre

“Since partnering with DBA we have streamlined our benefit and pension plans making both plans easier to manage. We have been able to provide our employees with an enhanced benefit package without increasing our costs...”

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D. Monkhouse

H.R. Coordinator, Central Wire Industries

“Moving our employee benefit package to DBA has proven to be an excellent choice for SeCan. They were able to significantly reduce our monthly premiums while maintaining our high level of benefits and services. They are always just a phone call away.”

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