Our Corporate History

Sydney Office

Bluenose Insurance Brokers operates 3 offices on the island of Cape Breton; Sydney, St Peters and Arichat. The Bluenose doors were first opened in Sydney on February 1, 1988. Subsequent mergers of Personal Touch Insurance Brokers (1989), Whidden Agencies (1989), Sovereign General Insurance Company's last retiring staff member, George Carmichael's book of business (1991) Wayne Doucette Insurance (1995) and J.L. Samson’s Insurance Agency (2012) have helped Bluenose grow to our present solid state.

Jean Dugas CAIB, started Bluenose Insurance Brokers in February of 1988 when she felt there was a need for a local insurance brokerage that treated both the clients and their employees as the most important aspect of their business.

Jody DakaiIn June of 2010, Jody Dakai CAIB, FCIP, a long-time employee of Bluenose Insurance Brokers, purchased the business. Jody, along with her long term dedicated employees, continue the same values of keeping their clients’ at the forefront of their business operations.

Bluenose Insurance Brokers is a professional organization dedicated to providing the best insurance products available to its client’s at the most reasonable rates by representing several of  Canada’s Leading Insurers.

Since our beginning we have enjoyed a steady growth and have become recognized as one of the leading agencies in the area. We have earned our reputation for professionalism due to the special attention given to the needs and requirements of our clients.


We serve several thousand clients in the Cape Breton area. We specialize in providing personal and commercial lines of property and casualty insurance, group and individual health coverage and individual life insurance. By providing outstanding service and assistance to our customers, we have established a base of customer referrals as a major source of business. Our insurance companies also recognize that we perform for them beyond just selling insurance. This reputation has distinguished our agency as a top performer with our clients and companies.

Bluenose Insurance Brokers takes pride in caring for its customers and our employees. We would be proud to welcome you as part of our family.

Hours of Operation

Please note: Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 our offices are now restricted to staff only.
St. Peters NS ♦ (8:30 to 5:00 - Mon to Fri)
Arichat NS ♦ (8:30 to 4:30 - Mon to Fri)
After Hours ♦ 902-565-1282 ♦ 902-631-1023
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Our Mission:

Bluenose Insurance Brokers is dedicated to providing the best insurance products available to its clients at the most reasonable rates.


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