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DKI Canada Network expands to Kingston

October 1, 2021 DKI Canada

KINGSTON, ON, October 1, 2021/insPRESS/ – DKI Canada is pleased to announce the opening of a second location of Disaster RX DKI. The new location will serve Kingston and the surrounding area beginning today. Since the opening of their first

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QPR DKI officially opens doors in Quinte West

September 20, 2021 Quinte Property Restoration

TRENTON, ON, SEPTEMBER, 20, 2021/insPRESS/ – Quinte Property Restoration DKI (QPR DKI) officially opened today in Quinte West with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their offices on Highway 2 in Trenton. This morning’s event was attended by Quinte West Deputy

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M&A deal sees brokerage expand into the child and youth care space

July 22, 2021 by David Gambrill

With the Ontario government poised to pump more funding into child care services, the timing was right for brokerage McFarlan Rowlands to acquire Magenta Insurance Professionals, a niche insurance broker focused on children and youth activities, says McFarlan Rowlands CEO

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New industry anti-fraud group gets its first CEO

July 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Terri O’Brien, a former vice president at TD Bank, is now CEO of Équité Association, the anti-fraud organization announced Monday. Équité Association is a new organization that integrates Canadian National Insurance Crime Services (CANATICS) and the IBC’s investigative services division.

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Westland buys two digital brokerages

July 8, 2021 by David Gambrill

Westland Insurance has acquired two digital brokerages in a move intended to expand its tech offerings to brokers, renters, and homeowners. In the first of two deals announced Thursday, Agile Underwriting Solutions, owned by Westland, has acquired managing general agency

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Former Aviva Canada VP now CEO of TD Insurance

July 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

James Russell, a former senior executive with The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company and Aviva Canada, is now leading The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s property and casualty insurers. Russell’s appointment results from a re-assignment of several TD senior managers. Russell has

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April Canada unveils its new CEO, transition plan

June 22, 2021 by David Gambrill

After eight years in Quebec with April Canada, Sebastien Gabez is leaving the Canadian operations to join April in the Caribbean, effective July 1, 2021. After being the managing general agency’s CEO for the past three years, he is handing

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BFL founder donates $500K towards women leadership centre

May 27, 2021 by David Gambrill

BFL Canada’s founder, Barry F. Lorenzetti, is giving $500,000 to establish the Barry F. Lorenzetti Centre for Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Concordia University in Montreal and to endow research grants and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. “Entrepreneurship involving

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Former Aviva Canada leader to head up Allianz Holdings plc

May 26, 2021 by David Gambrill

Allianz Holdings plc has named Colm Holmes, currently CEO of Aviva General Insurance in the United Kingdom, as its new CEO, effective at the end of November 2021. Holmes will be a familiar name to anyone who had dealings with

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How the feds’ budget benefits the P&C industry

April 20, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers are hoping it will be easier for homeowners to borrow money to raise their structures in areas at risk of flood or to replace roofs in wildfire-prone regions as a result of the federal budget announced Monday. In her

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Economical sets date for final policyholder vote on demutualization

March 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A key step in Economical Insurance’s demutualization process, the third and final policyholder vote, is scheduled May 20, the Waterloo, Ont.-based insurer announced this week. If a client had a policy – either mutual or non-mutual – with Economical in

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Aviva Canada wants to talk to you about reducing your carbon footprint

March 8, 2021 by David Gambrill

Aviva plc has set an aggressive target to become a net zero carbon emissions company by 2040. “Aviva is taking bold steps to help tackle the climate crisis,” Amanda Blanc, Aviva Group’s CEO, said when announcing the 2040 Net Zero