Media Release

Insurance Brokers Support Mental Health Programs

From June 1-15, 2021, the Young Broker Network (YBN) committee held a Matching Donation Drive in support of the Anxiety Disorder Association of Manitoba (ADAM) to help raise awareness and funds for mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The total donated to ADAM was $­­­­­­­­­­10,000. In addition, the YBN posted daily facts and program information about mental health and anxiety on social media to bring awareness and support to individuals potentially affected throughout the pandemic. Insurance brokerages and partners of the committee were encouraged to donate to the Fund #YBN4ADAM to have their donations matched.

“The Young Broker Committee is usually very involved in the community and hosts a number of charitable events and volunteers throughout the year,” says Debra Hourie, YBN Chair, “With the pandemic, we have not been able to host events in a normal fashion so it feels good to be able to assist our community in a safe manner and bring awareness to such an important cause.”

Even with restrictions easing throughout the province, there have been a record number of individuals affected by anxiety since the beginning of the pandemic.

“The impact of the pandemic on mental health, and anxiety disorders, in particular, has been profound and can be expected to continue well into the future,” says ADAM Executive Director, Mary Williams, “ADAM is very grateful to the Young Brokers Network for organizing this event to raise both awareness and donations.  The revenue from this event offsets lost revenue from events that had to be canceled due to the pandemic.  Many thanks to the Young Brokers Network and everyone who participated.  Together we can make an important difference to the lives of hundreds of Manitobans struggling with anxiety



Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba

About the Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba

ADAM is a registered self-help charity committed to helping individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders. They provide an Anxiety and Worry Support program that has recently expanded so that it can be reached by Manitobans in all parts of the province. Meetings are currently held over Zoom to reach as many people as possible and are provided free of charge. To learn more, please visit:

About Young Broker Network (YBN)

The Manitoba Young Broker Network (YBN) is a sub-committee of the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM) that was created by an aspiring group of brokers under the age of 40. Their mission is to foster a strong network of young brokers who will be the future of the brokerage profession through education, industry involvement, and professional development.

For more information:

Alexa Gabor | Marketing Manager | IBAM | 204-488-1857, ex. 1 | |
Mary Williams | Executive Director | ADAM | 204-642-4300 | |


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