Ward attended Whitney P.S in Toronto, Ashbury College in Ottawa and Jarvis C. I. in Toronto. Following graduation from Jarvis, Ward attended The University of Western Ontario in London and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics).
He was hired by Manulife Financial (The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company) as ‘Management Trainee’ where he focused on sales strategy and management technique. With a proven successful track record in sales of life insurance and related products, management was thinking of moving Ward to B.C. However, the late Stuart Binks asked him to move to Ottawa to join Binks.
Ward joined Binks as an employee and later, as partner and has honed his skills over the last many years. Ward holds the professional designations of Chartered Insurance Professional, Canadian Chartered Insurance Broker, and Elder Planning Counselor and holds his ‘Level II ‘Life insurance license. He has taught courses for The Insurance Institute of Ontario. In addition, he has served in various capacities with great organizations such as Rotary International and Big Brothers.
Ward’s areas of specialization include transportation, recreational, contractors, manufacturing and processing industries.