Who We Are


DBA is an experienced, family-owned and operated business that has provided benefits and group savings consulting services since 1977.

We recognize that a benefits and group savings package is a valuable tool for recruiting and nurturing a high-quality workforce.

We are proud to serve clients in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

To meet our clients’ needs for comprehensive service and coverage, we provide unique solutions in the following areas:

  • Employee Benefits
  • Group Savings Plans
  • Retirement and Investment Plans
  • Wealth Management
  • Living Benefits
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal and Corporate Life Insurance

Message from the Founder

I started in the insurance business in the mid-1970s, following in the footsteps my father and grandfather. They were well-respected life insurance men, both of whom worked for Met Life. Since then, my family and I have grown a company of which I’m very proud.

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Our Team

At DBA, our dedicated staff has decades of combined experience delivering valuable solutions in employee benefits, individual insurance, and retirement planning.

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Testimonials

We believe that satisfaction comes from educated choices. So, better than hearing it from us, you should learn what our partners and clients have to say about our services. After all, they are the ones who experience the commitment of our team to deliver only the best solutions that are right for each one of them, individually.

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Our Commitment


DBA prides itself on its high level of customer service, retention and referrals from satisfied clients. To that end, we work with each client to determine their specific needs and requirements. We believe in clear, regular communication to align expectations. Our goal is to find the right coverage, product, provider and price for our clients. We are open to continual feedback and are continually updating our expectations as a client grows and evolves over time.

Our History


  • 2015 - Jennifer, Ian and Matt are excited to have taken over ownership of DBA
  • 2010 - Jen and Matt joined DBA
  • 2006 - Ian Burns began working with our father at DBA
  • 2001 - Opening of the new office on the corner of Bank and Fourth in the Glebe
  • 1977 - David Burns, our founder, started this business
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