At Thunderbird Commercial Insurance, we are committed to both protecting and improving the financial and personal wellbeing of our clients and their stakeholder, be they community members, business owners, non-profit directors or shareholders.
Through our risk management and insurance partners, we help our clients mitigate and avoid the financial and personal suffering caused by the risk of the unknown, like fires, weather and storms, or the actions of others.
Giving back to the community
Malcolm Smith and Ryan Ginnish making a recent donation of $5,000 to Sheila Swasson and Jody Mitchell of the Listuguj outdoor rink committee for a new multipurpose rink proposed for the First Nation.
Thunderbird Commercial Insurance is committed to giving back to the communities we deal with and providing our clients an opportunity to earn “own source revenues” through insurance via their joint ventures, impact benefit agreements and set-aside agreements.
Ryan was drawn to insurance while working on his business diploma from NSCC after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cape Breton University with a concentration in Mi’kmaq Studies. His goal is to assist aboriginal communities protect their property and members through implementing risk management programs and having the proper insurance in place. Through his work ethic and passion for coaching youth hockey within his home community of Membertou, Ryan strives to be a positive role model for all Aboriginal youth.
Malcolm P. Smith
Malcolm has been involved in providing insurance and risk management advice to First Nations for over a decade. To give back to communities supporting his livelihood Malcolm volunteered his time to participate in organizations that worked to improve aboriginal economic development initiatives as well as convincing the companies he worked for to provide sponsorship to a wide variety of aboriginal initiatives. Malcolm was vice president of the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business, and active member of both the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association and the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers as well as a voice for aboriginal interests as a member of the Independent Power Producers of BC, now Green Energy BC as well as the BC Business Council.