Media Releases 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:Vanessa BarrasaManager, Media RelationsTel: 416-362-2031 ext. 4312Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAnne MorinMedia Relations (French and English language, Quebec region only)Office: 514-288-2563, ext. 2229Email: email@example.com For all other inquiries, please visit Contact Us to reach an IBC representative. FilterSelect Region Canada Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Northwest Territories Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon All Regions Select Section About Us Auto Business Disaster Home IBC Advantage Insurance 101 Legal Members Resources The Future All Categories Media Releases SortDateTitleDescriptionCat.Reg.Barrie tornado causes $75 million in insured damage8/18/2021 | Resources | onAugust 18, 2021 (TORONTO) – The six EF-2 strength tornadoes that hit Barrie, Innisfil, Kawartha Lakes, Little Britain, Manilla, Lindsay, and Lake of Bays on July 15 caused $75 million in insured damageInsurance Bureau of Canada Statement following Liberal Party of Canada’s Announcement on Climate Resilience8/18/2021 | Resources | NationalAugust 18, 2021 (OTTAWA): Justin Trudeau announced that, if re-elected, his government will build on the success of the EnerGuide home rating system for energy efficiency by developing a companion approach for scoring the climate resilience of our homesInsurance Bureau of Canada Statement following Federal Government’s National Adaptation Strategy Consultation Report8/11/2021 | Resources | NationalAugust 11, 2021 (OTTAWA): On Monday, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire ‘code red for humanity’ warning that, due to past inaction, extreme weather will only get worse.Insurance Bureau of Canada Statement following Federal Government's Launch of New Intake for the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund7/20/2021 | Resources | NationalJuly 20, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Today the federal government launched a new intake for the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF).Insurance Bureau of Canada deploys CAMP after Barrie tornado7/19/2021 | Resources | onJuly 19, 2021 (TORONTO) – In the aftermath of the tornado in Barrie on July 15, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has deployed the Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion (CAMP)...Insurance advice and information following tornado in Ontario7/15/2021 | Resources | onJuly 15, 2021 (TORONTO) – Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down in the south-east area of Barrie, Ontario today. There has been significant damage caused by this severe weather event.Adapt now or pay later: Pan-Canadian coalition pushes for action on climate resilience6/28/2021 | Resources | NationalJune 28, 2021 (TORONTO) – A new coalition believes that Canada has the opportunity to better protect people from the growing effects of climate change and help communities prepare...Allstate's Ryan Michel appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for Insurance Bureau of Canada6/16/2021 | Resources | NationalJune 16, 2021 (TORONTO) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected Ryan Michel as its Chair.Insurance Bureau of Canada Statement following Ontario Government's Passing of MOMS Act5/31/2021 | Resources | onMay 31, 2021 (TORONTO) – Today, legislation to enable provincial oversight of the vehicle towing and storage industry in Ontario, as well as to improve overall road safety, was passed. March Storm in Eastern Canada Caused $50 Million in Insured Damage5/18/2021 | Resources | on nb nl pe nsMay 18, 2021 (TORONTO) – A storm that moved across eastern Canada from March 26 to 29 brought heavy rain and strong winds, causing $50 million in insured damage...30150 1234 Next Related ServicesOp-edOn behalf of its members, IBC works to increase the understanding of breaking and current news regarding home, auto and business insurance. IBC produces regular opinion and editorial content (op-eds) for the media.Fraud AlertsIBC issues fraud alerts to inform consumers about scams. Fake policies and non-existent insurance companies can put you and your insured property at risk.SpeechesAt events across Canada, IBC insurance experts share their knowledge by speaking on everything from severe weather to property and casualty coverage. IBC also regularly hosts public and industry events to relay news about the home, auto and business insurance industry. Media RequestsOn behalf of its members, IBC works to increase Canadians’ understanding of home, auto and business insurance. From timely news releases and op-eds, to fraud alerts, bulletins, speeches, blogs and more, IBC’s publications are recognized as a key source of Canadian insurance industry information. Useful LinksAbout UsInsurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the Canadian property and casualty (P&C) insurance market. Contact UsIBC has consumer information centres in each of its regional offices to address your specific questions. If IBC’s information officers do not know the answers to your questions, they will direct you to someone who does. Vision and MandateConsumers and governments trust, value and support the private property and casualty insurance industry, and its products and services.