Kearns Insurance Corporation


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Robert G. Kearns is the President and Founder of Kearns Insurance Corporation and Kearns Investment Corporation, as well as a founding partner of Kearns Edgewater Financial Services Inc. He graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Archaeology and Greek and Roman Civilizations before immigrating to Canada in 1979. Since founding Kearns Insurance Corporation in 1983, he has specialized in providing bespoke life and living benefit insurance solutions for successful Canadians.

Aside from his business endeavors, Kearns has also been involved in Irish-Canadian business and cultural relations, including serving as a member of the Board of the Ireland Fund of Canada from 1980-2004, Chairman of the Ireland Fund from 1989-1992, and a Director of the America Ireland Fund. He is also a Founding Director of the Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Board of Ireland Park Foundation since its establishment in 2000.

Kearns has also contributed to various cultural and historical organizations, including serving as Chairman of the Campaign for Celtic Studies at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto between 1998 and 2008. He was a Director of the former Halifax Aircraft Association between 1996 and 2013, a project aimed at restoring a Second World War Halifax bomber to commemorate the ten thousand Canadians who failed to return from their service in Bomber Command. He has published Night Flight to Norway: A Canadian Memorial, on the history and restoration of Halifax Aircraft NA 337, and served as a Member of the Board of Governors of Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall. Currently, Kearns serves as a Member of the Board of the NATO Association of Canada.