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Insurance Brokers Association of Canada announces departure of CEO Dan Danyluk

June 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) has announced in a press release dated Monday that its CEO, Dan Danyluk, has left the organization, effective immediately. “The board of directors wishes to thank Dan for his dedicated work both for

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Aviva Canada launches Pitch Day event; Aviva Ventures investing $180 million over five years in disruptive, high potential digital startups

June 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada announced on Monday that it will host its first-ever Pitch Day event in Toronto on Oct. 11. Aviva Canada said in a press release that Aviva Ventures is investing $180 million over the next five years in “disruptive,

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Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving begins development of National Action Plan

June 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The newly-created Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD) has wrapped up its first meeting, a two-day working session in Ottawa, where it began work on creating a National Action Plan to combat distracted driving. An initiative of the Traffic Injury

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Ian Gallagher elected president of Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association

June 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Veteran aviation claims adjuster Ian Gallagher has been elected president of the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA), taking over from Catherine Groot. Gallagher works in St. Catharines as an executive adjuster for Vancouver-based Kernaghan Adjusters Ltd. In addition to aviation,

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Connected cars and other digital solutions can drive progress toward UN’s sustainable development goals by 2030: report

June 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Connected cars could save 720,000 lives from road accidents annually and prevent up to 30 million traffic injuries, according to a new analysis prepared for the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) by Accenture, a global professional services company. The information and

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Aviva Canada announces the Aviva Community Fund is back for eighth year

June 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

For the eighth consecutive year, Aviva Canada has put a call out to organizations looking to make a positive difference with this year’s launch of the $1 million Aviva Community Fund (ACF). As part of the fund, the insurer will

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Board of directors dismissed at Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services Corp.

June 14, 2016 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – The Alberta government has sacked the board of a Crown corporation following a report that said there were procurement violations and lavish spending by executives that included golf trips, limo rides, and luxury seats to the Edmonton Oilers.

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Drastic measures needed if insurance sector is to reinvent itself: KPMG report

June 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Only half of global insurers polled believe that they are capable of extracting and sustaining value from business transformation initiatives, with 57% admitting that their transformation efforts to date have been “less than successful,” according to a new report from

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Zurich Insurance Group reshapes company, creates chief operating officer role

June 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Zurich Insurance Group announced on Friday a reshaping of the company, which includes the creation of the new role of chief operating officer (COO) and a move to a “simpler, more customer-oriented structure.” “Over the coming months, the business will

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Increasing adoption of cloud services primary driver of growth in global critical infrastructure protection market: research

June 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The increased adoption of cloud-based services among enterprises is the primary driver for growth in the global critical infrastructure protection market, according to global market research company Technavio. Research analysts at Technavio predicted on Wednesday that the global critical infrastructure

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2013 Calgary floods spawned ‘increased demand’ for services from non-profits: World Conference on Disaster Management speaker

June 9, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Non-profit organizations need to be prepared for natural disasters so they can help deliver public services, speakers suggested Tuesday at the World Conference on Disaster Management. From research conducted after the floods in affecting southern Alberta in 2013, the Calgary

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MGB Claims Consultants announces acquisition of ProFormance Group Insurance Solutions

June 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

MGB Claims Consultants Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has acquired ProFormance Group Insurance Solutions Inc. “as part of an overall strategy for expansion to better service our clients and strengthen our presence in both the Lloyds of London and