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Third annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day launched

February 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The third annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (WCPD) will be held on May 6, the Partners in Protection Association/FireSmart Canada said on Thursday. People in communities throughout Canada will have an opportunity to apply for funding to support efforts to

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Canadian P&C industry to celebrate National Education Month in February

February 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s property & casualty industry will celebrate National Education Month in February, showcasing the education and professional development of insurance professionals across the country. The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) has expanded its annual National Education Week to a month

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Looking at the big picture crucial for claims industry: speaker at CICMA/CIAA conference

January 31, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Although the claims world can be “very insular,” there are efforts underway to understand how the industry fits into the “greater whole,” Joe Fidilio, vice president of financial lines claims with AIG Canada, said during a recent industry event. Speaking

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ICLR to host webinar on Canadian wildland fire interface maps

January 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting its next Friday Forum webinar on Canadian wildland fire interface maps on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 am EST. The webinar, titled Canadian wildland fire interface maps: Tools

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Claims industry improving on creation of succession plans, but planning should be for all industry positions: Cook

January 30, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The claims industry is doing a much better job of developing leaders and creating succession plans than it has in the past, Phil Cook, CEO of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc., said during the CICMA/CIAA Ontario Chapters’ 50th Annual Joint Conference

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triOS College to offer new P&C insurance diploma in spring

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

triOS College Business Technology Healthcare announced on Monday that it will be introducing a new insurance diploma and insurance specialist diploma program beginning in the spring of 2017. The program is designed to address the huge need for individuals to

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Ian Portsmouth appointed Managing Director of Insurance Group after departure of Senior Publisher Steve Wilson

January 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ian Portsmouth has been appointed Managing Director of Newcom Business Media’s Insurance Group, effective Jan. 30. Portsmouth replaces Steve Wilson, who has left Canadian Underwriter magazine after 23 years of service. The Insurance Group publishes Canadian Underwriter magazine and other

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More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020: Gartner

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by “citizen data scientists,” according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based information technology research and advisory

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SGS Canada Inc., Canadian Food and Wine Institute partner to enhance food and beverage safety, risk reduction

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

SGS Canada Inc. and the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) at Niagara College have partnered on a new offering that will target risk reduction and provide students the tools needed to demonstrate true risk-based diligence. The Food Safety Program

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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity opens at the University of New Brunswick

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) announced on Monday that the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) – an “innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration” – opened at the university on Monday. With more than $4.5 million in funding

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The Co-operators acquires brokerage Denny’s Insurance of Acton, Ont.

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Co-operators General Insurance Company announced on Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary has purchased personal and commercial lines brokerage Denny’s Insurance. Current clients of Denny’s Insurance, located in Acton, Ont., will be notified of the change in ownership and their existing

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U.S. professional liability market to remain robust in 2017, with competitive level for D&O and E&O businesses remaining heightened: A.M. Best

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The professional liability sector of the United States property and casualty insurance market will continue to be robust in 2017, with the competitive level for directors and officers (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) businesses specifically remaining heightened, A.M. Best