Rogers Insurance Acquires Top Talent as Appointed Director of Finance

Rogers Insurance Ltd. is pleased to announce that Catherine Rogers has joined the Rogers team as the Director of Finance effective August 31st, 2016. Catherine is a valuable asset to the organization; her extensive experience in the insurance industry will play a critical role in the growth and development of Rogers Insurance.

The majority of Catherine’s career was spent as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer for Western Financial Group Ltd.  Catherine worked with Western since its inception in 1996 and held various executive positions over the company’s 18 years of business, greatly contributing to the company that Western is today.

Catherine provides Rogers Insurance with comprehensive financial leadership and direction: leveraging her expertise in strategy, finance, team development, corporate development, acquisitions, and investor relations.  We look forward to working with Catherine and are proud to have her on our team.

Catherine is a dynamic individual who will also be an important cultural fit for Rogers. She volunteers with multiple organizations including Habitat for Humanity and the Calgary Food Bank. Her free time is spent playing golf and tennis with friends and family, including her two children, Robert and Samantha.

Rogers Insurance Ltd. Is Based in Calgary, AB with nine offices across the country and over 400 employees. One of the largest independent brokerages in Canada, Rogers provides commercial insurance, home and auto insurance, life and benefits, and group insurance. Rogers is employee-owned, and proud to be the most award-winning brokerage in Canada. Rogers is a member of the Canadian Broker Network (CBN) and Intersure, giving it affiliated offices across Canada, the US, and Mexico.

SOURCE Rogers Insurance Ltd.

Children IBC partners with Child Safety Link to kick off Child Passenger Safety Week 2016

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to team up with Child Safety Link to help launch Child Passenger Safety Week 2016 in Atlantic Canada, which runs from September 18-24. This year’s theme is “You’ve got this!” and focuses on empowering parents and caregivers with resources to properly buckle their child in the right seat on every ride.

Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC, will be joined by representatives from Child Safety Link and other partners as they launch this year’s edition of Child Passenger Safety Week. Participants will be on-site to speak with media following the event.


 Thursday, September 15


10:30am AST


Early Childhood Family Resource Centre
86 Ste-Thérèse Street
Dieppe, NB
E1A 1S7


 Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC
Claire LaBelle, Executive Director, Early Childhood Family Resource Centre
Sandra Newton, Manager, Child Safety Link
Katherine Hutka, Health Promotion Specialist, Child Safety Link


About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.

For media releases and more information, visit IBC’s Media Centre at Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and@IBC_Atlantic or like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC’s Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC.

About Child Safety Link
Child Safety Link is the child and youth injury prevention program of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a team of health promoters and communicators dedicated to supporting caregivers and professionals in the Maritimes with the reliable information they need to keep children safe at home, on the road and at play. We do this by sharing the latest information on topics such as home safety, car seat safety, poison prevention, playground and helmet safety…and much more!

Our Mission: To reduce the incidence and severity of injury to children and youth in the Maritimes. Our Vision:  The Maritimes are a safe community where children and youth can grow to reach their full potential.

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

The Co-operators launches new national brand campaign focused on resilience

Building resilience against the risks that Canadians and their communities face has never been more important. As a society, we can rise to the challenge by raising awareness, fostering understanding and working collaboratively to manage risk. This is the theme of a new national brand campaign launched today by The Co-operators, which will run through 2018.

The first commercial, running across the country with the exception of Quebec, begins today across a mix of media, including broadcast and specialty television and digital platforms. An animated ad, it seeks to spark a conversation about building resilience, raising the important issues of distracted driving, mental health issues and flooding.

“We are a different kind of insurance company and that comes through in this campaign. It’s not about selling products or services; it’s about starting a conversation and encouraging people and organizations to take action to better protect their property and their loved ones,” explained Rob Martin, senior director, corporate marketing for The Co-operators. “Issues like climate change, emotional wellness and distracted driving are important and complex societal issues that we are engaged in, but they are also beyond the capacity of any one person or institution to fix. Everyone from the federal government to individual homeowners has a role to play in making our communities more resilient, and our goal is to boost engagement and help find solutions.”

The first commercial of the brand campaign begins today and will run until December 5, with others to follow through 2018. The campaign and the conversation about resilience will be supported by social media and other communications and advocacy work focused on building resilience.

About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Ltd. is a Canadian co-operative with more than $44 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean’s magazine. For more information, visit

SOURCE The Co-operators


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$100,000 Sponsorship from Economical Insurance Helps Extend Reach of JA Programs Across Canada

JA Canada, the largest provider of youth business education programs in Canada, is pleased to announce a generous sponsorship from Economical Insurance. The $100,000 contribution will enable JA Canada to reach more students through JA Canada’s digital strategy — JA Excelerate — and deliver programs in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This brings the total sponsorship funding from Economical to $500,000 since 2012.

"Louise Taylor Green (left), Chief Human Resources Officer at Economical Insurance, presents $100,000 to JA Canada for the delivery of programs in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. The funds will also enable JA Canada to reach more students across Canada through its digital strategy — JA Excelerate. Receiving the cheque on behalf of JA Canada is Karen Gallant, President and CEO of JA Waterloo Region.

Louise Taylor Green (left), Chief Human Resources Officer at Economical Insurance, presents $100,000 to JA Canada for the delivery of programs in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

JA Excelerate brings blended learning to classroom programs, the creation of an online management system to continue education outside of the classroom, and the launch of an online volunteer school and community school for volunteers.

“At Economical, supporting youth and their education is a priority for us,” said Karen Gavan, President and CEO, Economical Insurance. “We are delighted to continue supporting JA in their efforts to reach more students with high-quality programming in the critical areas of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.”

Support from Economical also includes an ongoing commitment by employee volunteers to deliver programs in classrooms in select locations across Canada. Over the past two years, volunteers from Economical have delivered more than 550 hours of JA programming to Canadian students.

“We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Economical Insurance,” said Scott Hillier, CEO and President, JA Canada. “We are especially grateful for the commitment of Economical employees who share their wealth of real world knowledge with students in classrooms from coast to coast.”

About JA Canada
JA Canada is the country’s largest youth business education organization and is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy. Offering programs in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness, JA Canada strives to help students make informed and knowledgeable financial decisions, develop career plans and express their innovative spirit. For more information please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @ja_canada

About Economical Insurance
Founded in 1871, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurers, with $2.0 billion in premiums during 2015 and$5.4 billion in assets as at June 30, 2016. Based in Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country. Economical conducts business under the following brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical Select, Perth Insurance, Sonnet, Economical Financial, and Family Insurance Solutions.

SOURCE Junior Achievement of Canada

Ontario Appoints New Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal Chair

Ontario has appointed David N. Corbett as the new Chair of the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).Mr. Corbett has extensive experience practicing in the area of labour, employment and workers’ compensation law. For the past 35 years, he has served in the law firm of Fasken Martineau in Toronto, most recently as senior partner. He possesses a keen understanding of the administrative justice system, having appeared as counsel before various boards and tribunals.

As chair, Mr. Corbett will work to ensure that the tribunal delivers on its commitment to timely and superior quality service.

The WSIAT is a provincial agency that hears appeals from final decisions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) on entitlements to benefits, health care and vocational rehabilitation. The WSIAT is an arm’s-length agency of the Ministry of Labour, and is independent of the WSIB.

Mr. Corbett was selected through a competitive, merit-based recruitment process managed by an independent recruitment firm.

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  • Established in 1985, WSIAT have overseen a wide range of issues, including complex occupational disease claims, right to sue cases and constitutional issues.

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Kevin Flynn

“I congratulate Mr. Corbett on his appointment as WSIAT Chair, and I am confident his experience and expertise will serve the tribunal well. His leadership and legal knowledge will be a tremendous asset to the tribunal as it continues to deliver well-reasoned, quality and thoughtful decisions.”

Kevin Flynn

Minister of Labour

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