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​Read some of our recent news releases. Each year, IBC responds to more than 700 requests from the media for information and interviews. IBC works to increase Canadians’ understanding of the home, auto and business insurance industry.


​​To book an interview with an IBC spokesperson, please contact a member of our media relations team or complete a Media Request Form. For media inquiries during regular business hours, contact:Andrew McGrathManager, Media RelationsTel: 416-362-2031 ext. 4312Cell: 416-550-9062Email: amcgrath@ibc.caCaroline PhémiusMedia Relations (French and English language, Quebec region only)Office: 514-288-1563 ext. 2232Cell: 514-953-0828Email: cphemius@bac-quebec.qc.ca  For all other inquiries, please visit Contact Us to reach an IBC representative.​


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10/19/2017 | Resources | bc
​OCTOBER 19, 2017 (VANCOUVER) – A record 886,000 British Columbians took part in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut today, joining millions around the world.
10/17/2017 | Resources | bc
​October 17, 2017 (VANCOUVER) –Seventy eight per cent of British Columbians expressed their desire for more choice and more competition in the province’s auto insurance system.
10/12/2017 | Resources | bc
OCTOBER 12, 2017 (VANCOUVER) – Join hundreds of thousands of British Columbians as they "Drop, Cover and Hold On" during the 2017 Great British Columbia ShakeOut.
10/2/2017 | Resources | bc
​September 29, 2017 (VANCOUVER) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is bringing its Time to Talk: Earthquake consumer tour to various locations across British Columbia.
9/27/2017 | Resources | bc
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports that the two most significant wildfires in British Columbia this summer caused more than $127 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).
9/13/2017 | Resources | National
​September 13, 2017 (TORONTO) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to launch ‘Know Your Policy’, an online campaign designed to promote insurance literacy among Canadian consumers.
7/11/2017 | Resources | bc
​July 11, 2017 (VANCOUVER) – Canada’s property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry is responding to the needs of their customers in the evolving wildfire emergency in British Columbia.
7/8/2017 | Resources | bc
​July 8, 2017 (VANCOUVER) – As British Columbia has declared a state of emergency due to wildfires burning out of control throughout much of the Interior, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is reaching out with information and advice for those affected.
6/27/2017 | Resources | National
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected Kenn Lalonde to serve as Chair of the Board. Mr. Lalonde is President and CEO of TD Insurance. He has also served on IBC’s Board of Directors as Deputy Chair.
5/12/2017 | Resources | bc
​May 12, 2017 (VANCOUVER) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is encouraging residents of the BC interior, especially those in Kelowna, to prepare for potential flash flooding forecast to arrive this weekend.
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