Attract and retain high-quality employees with your benefits program

Benefit advisors you can trust

McDonald Benefit Advisors is a client driven organization that strives to exceed the needs of our clients.

After years in this industry of doing it someone else’s way, it became clear that a new entrepreneurial and creative approach to Benefits/Retirement Consulting was needed.  One that focused more on service, delivery, and overall results for the end user – our client.  As a result, McDonald Organizational Health was established back in 2010. 

We have since rebranded as McDonald Benefit Advisors.  Our 100+ years of experience, enhanced by very strong relationships with our strategic partners and insurance providers, have helped us drive best in class results, for both clients and prospective clients. We believe many advisors try to baffle their clients with confusing reporting, useless data, and jargon.  

There is simply not enough transparency and clarity in our industry.  We know that our proven delivery methods are helping to improve Benefits/Retirement Plan offerings, enhancing employee appreciation, while also maintaining financial sustainability for our clients.

We pride ourselves on bringing proactive strategies to our clients and an overall responsiveness to any issues or concerns that may arise.  We have worked with companies into the thousands of employees, however given our GHA location, our clients are typically SMBs with 50 to 500 employees.  Our focus remains on Group Benefits, Group Retirement and Executive Insurance. 

How we work with you

Our reputation and credibility is everything to us. We ensure our clients are satisfied by constantly asking for their feedback.

Group benefits

Proactive strategies and responsiveness based upon your needs and input.

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Group retirement

A low-cost, high-value way to attract & retain employees.

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Individual health benefits

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Executive insurance

By referral only.

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What our clients say


After four years working together, we have continuously been impressed the team at McDonald Benefit Advisors. They do an amazing job making Canadian benefits work for us! They’re true experts, and they’re genuinely eager to solve our problems and deliver the best benefits program for our employees. I’m grateful that we’re able to build our program with McDonald Benefit Advisors, and I’m excited to see us continue to grow together.

Mike W
600 employees

Our company has been with McDonald Benefit Advisors for 20 years. Both the previous owner and myself have been thrilled with the level of service and support that we receive. We know McDonald Benefit Advisors has our back with any day-to-day questions or issues that come up. They also ensure that our benefit and retirement plans are priced appropriately. They always keep me in the loop with our plans by way of regular updates, so that I am never surprised. I have referred McDonald Benefit Advisors to many other companies over the years and I’m happy to do it. I would recommend them to any organization looking to enhance the service offering from their broker.

Bryan K.
40 employees

McDonald Benefit Advisors has helped us with our company benefits for a while now and I have had nothing but a good experience with the team when needing help or have any questions. Their knowledge and the way they explain policies makes my job a lot easier. I have never been unable to reach them when I needed. If I have to leave a voice message it is always returned within minutes of leaving the message. I can honestly say that we are and will continue our services with McDonald Benefit Advisors because of the way they have treated us. Being a small company, we never felt small dealing with McDonald Benefit Advisors.

Carol W
10 employees

We have worked with McDonald Benefit Advisors for approx. 10 years. Over that timeframe, they have been very responsive to our needs as we have grown our business aggressively during that timeframe. They helped through integrating new acquisitions into the program and proactively assessing our needs and helping us navigate the change management process. I can say that we are very satisfied with their service and approach to managing our benefits program. McDonald Benefit Advisors has a style that works well with our organization and is very service focused and professional. I can say that we have not experienced any roadblocks with them as they have always found the right solution for or business as we come across situations that required creative solutions.

Kirk F
900 employees

McDonald Benefit Advisors has helped us organize, set-up, and scale our benefits and retirement program. They have been instrumental in providing amazing client care and services, and they are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything is done as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Nina P
300 employees

We have had the privilege of working with McDonald Benefit Advisors since 1997. They have excelled at providing our company with the best possible coverage for our Health Benefits. The team has been prompt, thorough, and accurate with any issues we have encountered, always providing the correct answers and guidance. Their experience and knowledge have made our job easy! Through the years, we have come to think of them as not just our Benefits Consultants but friends to those of us that have worked with them. We highly recommend the team at McDonald Benefit Advisors!

Anna A
35 employees

Our service delivery promise

We are a small, entrepreneurial firm that is obsessed with customer service and client experience.

Our service delivery: promised and continuously delivered.
The experience that we create for our clients
No Surprises - Drive key data to our clients in a targeted and proactive nature.
Quick turnaround on client inquiries and issues, which leads to quick resolutions.
We work and grow by referral only. Therefore we need to drive results in order to be referable.

Your trust is our priority.
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Our team

We are a small, entrepreneurial firm that is obsessed with customer service and client experience.

Mike McDonald, President & Founder

Mike is a strong believer that children are the future.  He is a past board member for Ronald McDonald House Hamilton, SCGHA and SCMHA.  Mike has coached children’s sports such as baseball, soccer, rugby and hockey.   

Currently, Mike is a Council Member for the Halton Chapter of ProAction Cops & Kids.  ProAction brings cops and kids together in skill-building and mentoring programs to create trust, respect and safer communities.

Mike is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and York University with certificate in Pension Law from Osgoode Law School. He has over 28 years of experience working in the insurance industry with both small and large businesses.  

He founded McDonald Organizational Health Inc. in 2010 with the vision of developing benefits and pension programs for businesses. Our 2023 rebrand to McDonald Benefit Advisors builds upon the success of the last 13+ years and positions us for many more years of supporting our growing client base.

Kevin Harrison, Vice President & Partner

Kevin grew up in the Niagara area but now resides in Burlington, ON with his wife and daughter. Kevin, along with his family, belong to Cedar Springs Health and Racquets club where he is an active squash player. Kevin is a proud supporter of some fantastic charitable organizations such as the MS Society of Canada, Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Club, ProAction Cops & Kids and The Canadian Cancer Society.

Kevin has a proven track record in business development and client relations trained to listen first. Kevin is Vice President and Partner at McDonald Benefit Advisors, working alongside his long time friend and colleague, Mike McDonald, and has over 20 years’ experience in the Insurance and benefits industry. McDonald Benefit Advisors offers a variety of services to help organizations become more efficient in providing creative, unique and specific solutions to help better manage their employee benefits, retirement programs and executive insurance plans. This is “what” McDonald Benefit Advisors does however “how” they deliver their mission statement to clients, is what sets them apart in the industry. Kevin has great passion when working with his clients, specializing in working with Business Owners directly. Kevin is a business owner himself, which allows for an honest and empathetic ear, in order to help walk though some of the trials and tribulations of running a business. It is vitally important for Kevin to fully understand his client’s obstacles, goals and needs in all facets of business, which then results in better advice and effective solutions.

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