Strategic Initiatives Analyst Co-op

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Job ID : 5709
Category : Strategy & Legal
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada

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Definity includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, we’ve grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

Definity offers a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Leaders partner with their teams to find the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their teams, colleagues, brokers and customers, while ensuring collaboration, teamwork and accountability for goals.

What can you expect in this role? 

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives and receiving day to day coaching and guidance from senior leadership, you'll work collaboratively with functional teams to support cross-functional strategic initiatives (e.g., developing integration strategy, capability gap assessment) 

  • Develop an understanding of the organization structure and map current state processes 

  • Learn to develop strategic processes and frameworks that enhances organizational capabilities 

  • Opportunity to work closely with senior leaders to establish strategies and develop implementation roadmaps  

  • Assist in creating and maintaining stakeholder engagement matrix for ideation / validation workshops 

  • Communicate project information to all participants and stakeholders 

  • Participate in functional workshops / meetings and distribute minutes to all project team members and stakeholders 

  • Track, maintain and report the progress, create project templates (e.g., budget tracker) and checklists  

  • Run weekly internal team update meetings to keep the team apprised of emerging risks, issues, schedule and quality concerns  

What do you bring to the role? 

  • Currently obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Business, Finance or another relevant field 

  • 3rd or 4th year student who is graduating no earlier than January 2023 

  • Previous coop experience working in a strategy or transformation management role is an asset 

  • Interested in obtaining PMI certifications (e.g., PMP, CAPM, ACP) 

  • Proficient in MS Office (Power point, Excel). Familiarity with Visio is an added advantage but not mandatory  

  • Self-driven, able to move tasks & projects forward independently and with personal accountability 

  • Team player and excellent collaborator, able to both lead & participate functional discussions 

  • Adaptive and Agile, able to rapidly pivot your efforts between multiple priorities as business needs change  

  • A high degree of personal ethics, integrity, and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard confidential information 


We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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