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Carol Jardine discusses retirement, succession planning and knowledge transfer

January 31, 2023 by Jason Contant

Knowledge transfer is top of mind for P&C insurance industry veteran Carol Jardine, as she prepares to retire as Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s president of Canadian P&C operations at the end of February.  “I don’t think I’ve given away all

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What’s next for Wawanesa after senior executive shuffle?

January 30, 2023 by Jason Contant

As Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company changes its leadership structure with the appointment of three industry professionals to more senior leadership roles, industry veteran Carol Jardine — currently the insurer’s president of Canadian P&C operations — is also set to retire

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Wawanesa appoints two industry veterans to new leadership roles

January 26, 2023 by Jason Contant

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company has changed the leadership structure of its Canadian operations with the appointment of industry professionals Anna McCrindell and Graham Haigh to senior vice president and chief operating officer roles. As SVP & COO – East, McCrindell

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Wawanesa names new VP of Ontario for P&C operations

December 14, 2022 by David Gambrill

Susan Williams-Bonet is Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s new vice president of Ontario for the company’s P&C operations. She takes over for Josie Porto, who retires this year following a distinguished 36-year career with Wawanesa. “Together with our broker partners, we

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How this industry leader has seen the industry evolve

November 8, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Carol Jardine, winner of a national leadership award from the Insurance Institute of Canada, started her career in the insurance industry while she was studying chemical engineering technology at college. She was working at an insurance company while finishing her

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How the industry can better promote 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion

June 27, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Many Canadian P&C companies have shown their support for 2SLGBTQ+ Pride by emblazoning their company logo in rainbow colourways. But creating employee-resource groups, recruitment practices and marketing that embraces 2SLGBTQ+ employees, stakeholders and policyholders is critical for moving the dial

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When can insurers expect the hard market in personal property to go down?

January 28, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The hard market in personal property won’t be going down anytime soon, said P&C experts in a Canadian Underwriter webinar on Jan. 25.  “It’s going to be an interesting time in personal property over the next number of years, particularly looking

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Insurers holding difficult conversations with carbon-producing clients as ESG awareness grows

January 27, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) awareness on the rise, insurance companies are starting to hold difficult conversations with their long-standing carbon-producing partners, said three P&C insurance company executives during a Canadian Underwriter webinar on Jan. 25.  In compliance with the

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Paid Working from home? Follow these cybersecurity best practices.

December 2, 2021 The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

The global pivot to remote work at the start of the pandemic sent organizations scrambling to set up work-from-home solutions to keep business moving along. While we’re much further along than those early days—and starting to move toward hybrid work

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Intact discusses RSA talent, Wawanesa looks to expand footprint in Ontario

October 22, 2021 by Jason Contant

Louis Gagnon, Intact Insurance’s president of Canadian operations, is pleased with the insurer’s integration of RSA into its operations and the calibre of talent it has acquired. At the beginning of June, Intact Financial Corporation and Danish insurer Tryg A/S

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How this Top 5 insurer is approaching return to work

July 20, 2021 by Jason Contant

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company is allowing the “vast majority” of its team members to choose where they want to work starting mid-September. The move will provide flexibility to employees, allow continued support of the business, and support recruiting and retaining

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Vehicle repair mishap engages both home and auto insurance: B.C. Court

April 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is partly responsible for paying legal defence costs of a homeowner being sued by a guest who was injured when the homeowner was repairing his classic car. On Aug. 9, 2015, Gary Upton was