About Gougeon Insurance Brokers. Our Approach.


Our aim is to properly guide and advise you on all your insurance needs.

We are always collaborating with insurers, industry experts and member associations to build a team of excellence to find solutions when it seems impossible.

No Means Ask Again.

We won’t stop until you’re satisfied.

We pursue clients who will work proactively with us as business partners to reduce and prevent losses, which will ultimately improve your bottom line.

Own It.

It’s our job to work on your behalf as your risk advisor.

We hold ourselves accountable to ensure we have your back and are there for you when you need us.

Straight Talk.

We’re here to listen to your concerns and to understand your company.

Insurance can be confusing. We will offer expert, candid advice. We’ll work with you to help you reach your goals.

Our Philosophy.

We focus on your insurance needs so you can focus on achieving your business goals and being more profitable. We work proactively with our clients to think outside the box about risk.

We’ve created a number of Risk Solutions for our clients to help with everything from Employment Engagement with their staff, conducting HR Risk Assessments, to Disaster Planning, Cyber Security, and Fleet Management. By identifying your potential risks ahead of time, you can be better prepared and perhaps even save money from claims and many other associated costs.


Our Leadership.

  • Judy Gougeon

    Judy Gougeon, MBA, CAIB

    Judy has been the President/CEO and the driving force behind Gougeon since 2002. She holds a MBA from Laurentian University and is a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB). With an entrepreneurial spirit, she is committed to paving new roads in her industry. Her passion is connecting and engaging with people whether current or future clients, insurers, staff, and the community.

    Judy is the Founder of the Sudbury Community Airbandz, which raised over $120,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation. Since 2015, she has sat on the Board of Directors for the Sudbury Community Foundation and has helped start and grow its Emerging Leaders Program. She, as well, helped reignite Adanac Ski Club in 2006 and has volunteered in various capacities and roles for the club from 2006-2011.

  • Shawna Kirkwood

    Shawna Kirkwood, CAIB
    Vice President of Operations

    Shawna has been in the insurance industry since 1989. She has been sharing her experience, expertise, and energy with the Gougeon team since October 2003. “Helping people”, says Shawna, “is our common goal and we make sure to have fun along the way”.

    Shawna is passionate about her work at Gougeon and in the community. Among other things, she is also involved in quarter horse competitions.

  • Angela Dunlop MacKenzie

    Angela Dunlop MacKenzie, B.Sc
    Vice President and Managing Director, Western Canada

Giving Back.

We’re committed to helping others pursue their dreams. That’s why, it’s important for us to give back. Our team supports a number of charities and causes throughout the year with a particular focus on these broad areas:

  • Sudbury Community Airbandz 2018
  • Sudbury Community Airbandz 2018
  • Sudbury Community Airbandz 2018
  • Child & Youth Initiatives
  • Health & Wellness Initiatives
  • Women’s Rights Initiatives

Sudbury Community Airbandz 

What started as an idea by Judy Gougeon, to bring Airbandz to the community, developed into the first event in 2016 in Greater Sudbury. This lip sync dance competition revived the 80s to raise money for the fight against cancer.

Travelling through to the 90s, the 2017 Sudbury Community Airbandz danced and swayed to classic jams by our favourite 90s boy and girl bands. To finally, bring us all the way back to the 70s on Saturday, February 3, 2018, where 6 teams competed for the final Airbandz Champions title.

Thanks to the generous support of participating teams, sponsors, event goers, and the community at large over the 3 years, over $120,000 was raised for the Northern Cancer Foundation and the fight against cancer!

Read the article Sudbury Community Airbandz raises over $120,000.

2018 Airbandz Winning Performance 2017 Airbandz Winning Performance 2016 Airbandz Winning Performance

Join Our Team.

We know you want a career that engages and excites you. You’re tired of the “Sunday evening blues”. You want to wake up Monday morning excited to go to work.

We want to know what your life goals are because our vision is to not only have the right people in the right jobs, but to help our clients and team pursue their goals and dreams. When your dreams become reality, you’ll be motivated to help our clients achieve their dreams.

At Gougeon, we celebrate success and embrace challenges. We see mistakes as opportunities to learn, grow, and push harder.

Own your career at Gougeon! Visit our Careers page to learn how.

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Are you up for the challenge?

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