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.

Ryan Hooykaas

Ryan Hooykaas

Financial Advisor
Oakville

Ryan is the Financial Advisor and President of Hooykaas & Associates Inc., where he specializes in financial and estate planning.


Ryan has a long and established track record of successfully creating sustainable, well-structured financial plans. He has written and lectured extensively on a variety of financial and personal risk management topics. He is respected by his colleagues and clients for his straightforward, practical, no-nonsense approach to holistic financial and estate planning.


Ryan is committed to continuing his education to provide the best advice to his clients. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). CLU designation holders are internationally recognized as elite professional financial advisors who specialize in developing effective solutions for individuals, business owners, and professionals in the areas of risk management, wealth creation and preservation, estate planning, and intergenerational wealth transfers on a tax-efficient basis. Ryan holds his Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) designation. The CHS designation gives Ryan the expertise in all areas of health insurance, including income replacement, critical illness, long-term care, disability and group benefits. Most recently, Ryan has completed his Master Financial Advisor-Philanthropy (MFA-P) designation. With this, Ryan has the ability to better understand clients' values and critical personal causes to incorporate those into the magnification of their philanthropic desires.


Ryan ignites his passion for giving back to the community by volunteering with many organizations such as: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, The Humane Society, and The United Way. Ryan also serves as the chairperson for the Niagara Safety Village board of directors.

Ryan is the Financial Advisor and President of Hooykaas & Associates Inc., where he specializes in financial and estate planning.


Ryan has a long and established track record of successfully creating sustainable, well-structured financial plans. He has written and lectured extensively on a variety of financial and personal risk management topics. He is respected by his colleagues and clients for his straightforward, practical, no-nonsense approach to holistic financial and estate planning.


Ryan is committed to continuing his education to provide the best advice to his clients. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). CLU designation holders are internationally recognized as elite professional financial advisors who specialize in developing effective solutions for individuals, business owners, and professionals in the areas of risk management, wealth creation and preservation, estate planning, and intergenerational wealth transfers on a tax-efficient basis. Ryan holds his Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) designation. The CHS designation gives Ryan the expertise in all areas of health insurance, including income replacement, critical illness, long-term care, disability and group benefits. Most recently, Ryan has completed his Master Financial Advisor-Philanthropy (MFA-P) designation. With this, Ryan has the ability to better understand clients' values and critical personal causes to incorporate those into the magnification of their philanthropic desires.


Ryan ignites his passion for giving back to the community by volunteering with many organizations such as: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, The Humane Society, and The United Way. Ryan also serves as the chairperson for the Niagara Safety Village board of directors.

Michael Watson

Michael Watson

Associate Financial Advisor
Oakville

Michael joins our team after more than a decade running two successful companies in Southern Ontario. Mike's primary role in the agency is to work collaboratively with Ryan in designing and implementing comprehensive financial plans for families and business owners.


As a new father, Mike has tremendous insight into a family's financial planning needs. Mike's entrepreneurial background also allows him to have a deep understanding of business owners' estate and financial planning needs.


Mike is available to connect with you in person, on the phone or by virtual meeting.

Michael joins our team after more than a decade running two successful companies in Southern Ontario. Mike's primary role in the agency is to work collaboratively with Ryan in designing and implementing comprehensive financial plans for families and business owners.


As a new father, Mike has tremendous insight into a family's financial planning needs. Mike's entrepreneurial background also allows him to have a deep understanding of business owners' estate and financial planning needs.


Mike is available to connect with you in person, on the phone or by virtual meeting.

Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Associate Financial Advisor
Oakville
Patricia Dodd

Patricia Dodd

Associate Insurance Advisor, CIP
Oakville

Pat specializes in business insurance at Hooykaas & Associates Inc. With over 30 years of experience as a commercial underwriter, and 16 of those years with The Co-operators, Pat looks forward to helping you provide solutions for your Business insurance needs. Pat also collaborates with clients to provide advice around our Home and Auto insurance products.

Pat specializes in business insurance at Hooykaas & Associates Inc. With over 30 years of experience as a commercial underwriter, and 16 of those years with The Co-operators, Pat looks forward to helping you provide solutions for your Business insurance needs. Pat also collaborates with clients to provide advice around our Home and Auto insurance products.

Matt Rooney

Matt Rooney

Client Support Representative
Oakville