IBC supports incredible work of Roger Neilson House

November 17, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Today, on behalf of Canada's property and casualty insurers, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) presented a donation of $5,000 to Roger Neilson House. Roger Neilson House enriches the lives of children, youth and their families facing progressive life-limiting illnesses. They provide hospice services in a caring, compassionate and continuous learning environment.

"For over a decade, Roger Neilson House has been providing comfort and care to families during their most stressful times," said Kim Donaldson, Vice-President, Ontario, IBC. "On behalf of Canada's home, auto and business insurers, IBC is proud to support Roger Neilson House and the tremendous work it does for children and families across our region."

Roger Neilson House opened in 2006 and was made possible thanks to the vision of the late Roger Neilson and the initiative of the Ottawa Senators Foundation. The work they do and the services they provide are consistently highlighted at Queen's Park by Ottawa South MPP John Fraser.

"I'm grateful to the Insurance Bureau of Canada for their generous contribution to support the great work that's done by Roger Neilson House Including programs like their perinatal hospice program," said MPP Fraser.

"On behalf of all of our children and families I would like to thank IBC for their very generous donation to Roger Neilson House.  30% of our annual budget comes from community donations which support our recreation therapy programs and all of our support programs," said Megan Wright, Executive Director, Roger Neilson House. "There is a growing need to offer family bereavement programs, including sibling and grandparent bereavement groups.  Last year we admitted over 110 kids and provided support to over 200 families. "

"We are really proud of the programs and services we offer and we try to be creative to meet the unique needs of our kids and families," added Wright. "This past summer we ran our first ever day camp at the House. Our families had been telling us that their children are not able to attend regular day camps so we held one here and it was really amazing. We had music, dancing, adapted sports and lots of crafts! All of these programs and services would not be possible without the support from our community."

​More about the 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 $9 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_Ontario 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.