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Insurance Industry Steps Up to Help Ice Storm Victims

January 2, 2014   by Insurance Bureau of Canada


TORONTO – January 2, 2014– Today, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) donated $25,000 to the Ontario government’s ice storm relief efforts.

“IBC and its members have a long and proud history of working locally to make a difference.  We hope that this donation will go a long way to help those in need, particularly those who lost food due to power outages,” says Ralph Palumbo, Vice-President Ontario, IBC.

Working to help communities recover from the ice storm, the government has made a commitment to match all corporate donations.  The government has also indicated that this initiative will be expanded to communities outside of Toronto. 

Through co-ordinations with the Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto residents who need help will be able to collect a grocery gift card at one of 15 Ontario Works Toronto offices on January 3rd and 4th.   To find out where the gift cards are being distributed, please visit:


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