Etherington Generations is a family-owned corporate and individual insurance planning firm.
Privately held for three generations, we have earned an industry reputation for trusted advice and informed advocacy for our enterprise and personal clients.
Our business is grounded in our corporate principles:
Professionalism • Objectivity • Trust • Strategic Vision • Community
Brian P. Etherington, CM, BA, CLU represents 48 years of industry experience and the linkage to the 3rd generation of Etherington Family to Etherington Generations Inc.
Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2004; a recipient of The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for community service; awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for contributions to Canada.
He is a Past Chairman, Director and Founding Member of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU) and the Founding Co-Chairman of the national Action Committee Taxation (ACT) which served as the inaugural government relations committee of the Canadian Association of Financial Advisors.
Brian has been an international industry key note speaker for over 35 years; a 43 year life member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT); a member of the Top of the Table for 30 years and the 1998 recipient of the MDRT Award for Community Service.
Founding Co-Chairman of Special Olympics Sports Celebrities Festival; Past Chairman of Special Olympics Canada national board; Founding Chairman of Special Olympics Canada Foundation; Recipient of 2002 Harry “Red” Foster Award by Special Olympics Canada; Honourary Head Coach Special Olympics Canada National Team 2001/Alaska World Winter Games; Member of Ontario Special Olympics Hall of Fame; recipient of Special Olympics Ontario “Eminence Award” in 2011.
Past President of Big Brothers of Metropolitan Toronto and an Honourary Life Member of the Board; Former board member: ProAction – Cops for Kids; Altruvest Charitable Service; Pathways to Education; ParticipACTION; Anglican Diocese of Toronto’s Good Steward Foundation; Past Chairman of The Bishop’s Company Dinner; Anglican Lay Reader.
Brian and his wife Kirsteen were married in Yorkshire, England in 1971; proud parents of Mark; Paul; Sean and enchanted by their 5 grandchildren, Kaya, Skylar, Brian, Sarah and Sloane.
Mark, RHU, has 20 years of experience in the industry. Mark’s focus is to work with corporate clients in the strategic design and ongoing support of their employee benefit and retirement programs, as well as to work with individual clients providing trusted advise and customized insurance and estate planning solutions. As with everyone at Etherington Generations, Mark prides himself on advocating for his clients.
Mark is happily married to Katie and the proud father of their son Brian.
Mark is Co-Founder and volunteer President of motionball for Special Olympics, a registered not-for-profit whose mandate is to introduce the next generation of volunteers and donors to Special Olympics Canada through interactive social and sporting events (has donated over $6,000,000 since inception); past Member of the Special Olympics Canada National Board (2006-2012); current Member of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation National Board; a member and past President of the St. Andrews College Old Boy Association (2004-2008); a Governor of the St. Andrew’s College Board and a coach of a York Mills Rangers Select Hockey Club (1996-2004 & 2014-current).
2011 awarded the June Callwood Award for work within the Disabled Community. 2010 awarded the Queens Alumni Humanitarian Award.
Paul, RHU, has over 17 years of experience in the industry after graduating with an honours degree from Queen’s University. Paul’s business focus is family and individual life insurance planning; Family Business succession planning as well as Corporate Benefits. As with everyone at Etherington Generations, Paul prides himself on creating long term relationships and trusted advice to all of his clients.
Paul is the proud father of daughters Skylar and Sloane.
Paul is Co-Founder and volunteer Chairman of motionball for Special Olympics, a registered not-for-profit whose mandate is to introduce the next generation of volunteers and donors to Special Olympics Canada through interactive social and sporting events, which has donated over $6,000,000 since inception and now presents events in 15 cities across the country; a former Member of the Special Olympics Ontario Board; past member of the Special Olympics Festival Board. Paul is founder and Event Director of the Pink Party in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In 2010 Paul was awarded the Queens Alumni Humanitarian Award. In 2011, Paul was recognized with the June Callwood Award for work within the Disabled Community, and was the recipient at the Notable Awards of both the Community Impact award and Young Professional of the Year.
Kirsteen, joined the industry in 1992 and manages Etherington Generations’ underwriting and individual client servicing departments. As with everyone at Etherington Generations, Kirsteen prides herself on constant communication and always going above and beyond for her clients. With the complexity of underwriting ever increasing, it is imperative that a strong and well informed advocate help manage the process through as it results in exceptional dividends for our clients.
Kirsteen is a past director of the Canadian Special Olympics national board; a past director (15 years) of the Special Olympics Festival; past Chair of the Sports Celebrities Festival Auction (12 years); former Co-Chair of the Sports Celebrities Festival’s Passport for Sport; former Logistics Chair of the Bishops’ Company Dinner and current and 10 year Logistics Chair of the Jim Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.
In 2002 Kirsteen was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to Canada, Community and Fellow Canadians.
Kirsteen has been happily married to Brian since 1971 in Yorkshire, England, and proud mother of sons Mark, Sean and Paul as well as adoring Nana to Kaya, Skylar, Brian, Sarah and Sloane.
Prior to joining the financial services world, Kirsteen was an honours graduate and member of The Royal Academy of Dancing and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, performing extensively on British television; London West End theatre and film.