29 May 2019 11:30
Chris Floyd, president of ACTA, and Justin Trudeau, Prime minister of Canada | Photo : Neil Valois
A delegation of theinsurance brokers Association of Canada (IBAC), including representatives of the Grouping of cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Québec (RCCAQ), visited parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday to present their new awareness campaign entitled, If ever, to parliamentarians, deputies and senators.
Chris Floyd, president of ACTA, has also met with the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
“No community is immune to a natural disaster. Each spring, we see the catastrophic floods due to the flood waters and heavy rains that devastate communities, families, and businesses. In addition, some regions of the country are vulnerable to earthquakes, and a major seismic event could have very serious consequences, ” says Peter Braid, chief executive officer of the association and former member of parliament.
A better understanding of the risks
If ever aims to help Canadians better understand the risks of flooding and earthquakes that they face. It will include links to information on the risks and suggestions for mitigation measures.
ACTA submits that it ” will encourage Canada to talk to their brokers about insurance options that would protect from financial loss “.
“Since the relations between insurance brokers and their clients are based on trust, brokers are a good starting point for these conversations to take place “, adds the association.
The campaign will be launched in the coming weeks, ” said ACTA.
“Governments, academics and the private sector must all work together to protect Canadians from natural disasters and ensure the resilience and well-being of families, businesses and communities,” says Braid. As a stakeholder responsible, the ACTA is doing its part to educate the public and be part of the solution. “