Our team

The representatives on our team take pride in helping you get the most out of your policies and financial plans. You can trust us to make sure you have the right coverage and investments to take care of the people and things you care about most. Get personalized service with one-on-one advice and clear answers to your insurance and investment questions. When you choose The Co-operators, you’re choosing a dedicated team that’s on your side, ready to help you make confident financial choices. Connect with us today.

Vern Dickau

Vern Dickau

Financial Advisor
Calgary

Thank you for visiting our website. Our team of insurance professionals look forward to helping you build an insurance portfolio that is tailored to you. We offer all lines of insurance & have designated specialists to accommodate all your insurance needs. Our office believes that customer service is our top priority & we will always strive to be your insurance office of choice.


We are conveniently located at 33 Crowfoot Rise NW here in Calgary. You can call, email or stop by for a free no obligation quote, or just join us for a coffee.


I began my insurance career in 1994 due to two situations that occurred in my life. First, losing a parent and, years later, being involved in a motor vehicle accident in 1992. Both these situations showed me that when events like this occur without proper insurance coverage, the complications that can arise & happen to all of us. As such I was compelled to enter the insurance field, in 1994, upon recovery from my accident. I then joined the Co-operators in 1996 & took over my own office in 1999.


I am proud to state that my agency team & I have been recognized with numerous National awards from the Co-operators. We are pleased to have the opportunity to help protect our clients & it is especially rewarding to know that we are fulfilling my original goal of helping others by receiving these rewards.


Each client’s situation is unique & that is why we believe you cannot replace the face to face service that we can provide to you

Thank you for visiting our website. Our team of insurance professionals look forward to helping you build an insurance portfolio that is tailored to you. We offer all lines of insurance & have designated specialists to accommodate all your insurance needs. Our office believes that customer service is our top priority & we will always strive to be your insurance office of choice.


We are conveniently located at 33 Crowfoot Rise NW here in Calgary. You can call, email or stop by for a free no obligation quote, or just join us for a coffee.


I began my insurance career in 1994 due to two situations that occurred in my life. First, losing a parent and, years later, being involved in a motor vehicle accident in 1992. Both these situations showed me that when events like this occur without proper insurance coverage, the complications that can arise & happen to all of us. As such I was compelled to enter the insurance field, in 1994, upon recovery from my accident. I then joined the Co-operators in 1996 & took over my own office in 1999.


I am proud to state that my agency team & I have been recognized with numerous National awards from the Co-operators. We are pleased to have the opportunity to help protect our clients & it is especially rewarding to know that we are fulfilling my original goal of helping others by receiving these rewards.


Each client’s situation is unique & that is why we believe you cannot replace the face to face service that we can provide to you

Gwen Wright

Gwen Wright

Associate Insurance Advisor
Calgary

I joined Dickau Insurance & Investment Services Ltd on September 16, 2013. I have been employed in the insurance industry for over 30 years, and have extensive knowledge of the personal lines sector. I am very much a people person and enjoy being a risk manager for clients, finding solutions to problems and satisfying needs. I look forward to sharing my experience with the rest of the team and expanding my knowledge into the commercial sector of The Co-operators. I am very excited to be a part of the Dickau Team.

I joined Dickau Insurance & Investment Services Ltd on September 16, 2013. I have been employed in the insurance industry for over 30 years, and have extensive knowledge of the personal lines sector. I am very much a people person and enjoy being a risk manager for clients, finding solutions to problems and satisfying needs. I look forward to sharing my experience with the rest of the team and expanding my knowledge into the commercial sector of The Co-operators. I am very excited to be a part of the Dickau Team.

Erica Grayson

Erica Grayson

Associate Financial Advisor
Calgary

After working with The Co-operators for several years in a small town, I am excited to be a part of the Dickau office in the big city! I am eager to help with any Life or Wealth questions or even review your current policies to make sure all your needs are met. During my spare time, you can either find me hiking the great outdoors or the exact opposite, cooped inside enjoying video games. I love to get to know people. Please stop in, say hi and tell me a new hiking trail or game to play!

After working with The Co-operators for several years in a small town, I am excited to be a part of the Dickau office in the big city! I am eager to help with any Life or Wealth questions or even review your current policies to make sure all your needs are met. During my spare time, you can either find me hiking the great outdoors or the exact opposite, cooped inside enjoying video games. I love to get to know people. Please stop in, say hi and tell me a new hiking trail or game to play!

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

Inspector
Calgary
Chandra Dickau

Chandra Dickau

Associate Insurance Advisor
Calgary

Prior to starting with The Co-operators, I worked in the oilfield industry for nine years. With the birth of my daughter, I decided that I needed a career change to better my family and be at home more. Since starting with Dickau Insurance & Investment Services Ltd., I seem to have found the career I had been looking for. As the Assistant Office Manager and a General Insurance Advisor, I find that every day is a whole new experience. I enjoy meeting our ever-expanding range of clients and showing them the friendly side to insurance through honesty and a welcoming environment. I am currently striving to expand my knowledge on Home and Business insurance, and look forward to a long career in this industry.

Prior to starting with The Co-operators, I worked in the oilfield industry for nine years. With the birth of my daughter, I decided that I needed a career change to better my family and be at home more. Since starting with Dickau Insurance & Investment Services Ltd., I seem to have found the career I had been looking for. As the Assistant Office Manager and a General Insurance Advisor, I find that every day is a whole new experience. I enjoy meeting our ever-expanding range of clients and showing them the friendly side to insurance through honesty and a welcoming environment. I am currently striving to expand my knowledge on Home and Business insurance, and look forward to a long career in this industry.

Iryna Rendall

Iryna Rendall

Associate Insurance Advisor
Calgary
I came to Canada from Europe with a background teaching literature at a secondary school. After arriving in Calgary, I had many opportunities, but I quickly became drawn to the insurance industry. I joined Dickau Insurance & Investment Services Ltd in the fall of 2015 as a receptionist, and soon after I obtained by G eneral Insurance Licence. I look forward to furthering my career and helping our clients meet their needs.
I came to Canada from Europe with a background teaching literature at a secondary school. After arriving in Calgary, I had many opportunities, but I quickly became drawn to the insurance industry. I joined Dickau Insurance & Investment Services Ltd in the fall of 2015 as a receptionist, and soon after I obtained by G eneral Insurance Licence. I look forward to furthering my career and helping our clients meet their needs.
Fiacre Bracken

Fiacre Bracken

Associate Financial Advisor
Calgary
Please call me “Figs,” since Fiacre (pronounced Fee-a-cra) can be a mouthful.

In 2005 I was inspired to come to Canada after landing an exciting new career opportunity in Calgary. Together with my wife and two children, I left Ireland for what we thought would be a six-to-12-month adventure. Our daughter, Zoe, took to the stage, and our son, Adam, took to the ice, and my wife, Denise and I took to life in Canada. There was no going back!

Watching my son excel as a hockey player and grow to be a determined young man; and attending my daughter’s vocal and theatrical performances are two of my favourite things. I’m also passionate about being active and I love mountain biking, soccer, swimming and cross-country skiing. I’m keen to try any athletic activity — especially in the Great Canadian Outdoors!

After 20 years as a professional printer (Print Media Expert) both in Ireland and Canada, my circumstances changed dramatically due to a serious health issue. I learned through the hard school of knocks about the importance of having the right life, disability, mortgage and general insurance for every age and stage of life. As luck would have it (and the Irish are known to have a bit of it), a new career path presented itself and I’ve successfully landed at The Co-operators.

I’m excited and privileged to be working with the team at Dickau Insurance & Investment Services Ltd. Our team is extremely knowledgeable, professional, helpful, and fun to work with. Job satisfaction is definitely a huge part of the reason why I’m passionate about helping others find the right insurance and investment solutions. I promise to work with you and your family to find the optimal insurance coverage, whether it’s term or whole life insurance, mortgage protection, or critical illness protection. I’m also keen to work with you to help you realize your investment goals by setting you up with the right RRSPs, TFSAs, segregated funds and annuities.

Please call me “Figs,” since Fiacre (pronounced Fee-a-cra) can be a mouthful.

In 2005 I was inspired to come to Canada after landing an exciting new career opportunity in Calgary. Together with my wife and two children, I left Ireland for what we thought would be a six-to-12-month adventure. Our daughter, Zoe, took to the stage, and our son, Adam, took to the ice, and my wife, Denise and I took to life in Canada. There was no going back!

Watching my son excel as a hockey player and grow to be a determined young man; and attending my daughter’s vocal and theatrical performances are two of my favourite things. I’m also passionate about being active and I love mountain biking, soccer, swimming and cross-country skiing. I’m keen to try any athletic activity — especially in the Great Canadian Outdoors!

After 20 years as a professional printer (Print Media Expert) both in Ireland and Canada, my circumstances changed dramatically due to a serious health issue. I learned through the hard school of knocks about the importance of having the right life, disability, mortgage and general insurance for every age and stage of life. As luck would have it (and the Irish are known to have a bit of it), a new career path presented itself and I’ve successfully landed at The Co-operators.

I’m excited and privileged to be working with the team at Dickau Insurance & Investment Services Ltd. Our team is extremely knowledgeable, professional, helpful, and fun to work with. Job satisfaction is definitely a huge part of the reason why I’m passionate about helping others find the right insurance and investment solutions. I promise to work with you and your family to find the optimal insurance coverage, whether it’s term or whole life insurance, mortgage protection, or critical illness protection. I’m also keen to work with you to help you realize your investment goals by setting you up with the right RRSPs, TFSAs, segregated funds and annuities.

Maria Dulay

Maria Dulay

Associate Insurance Advisor
Calgary