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.Severe Weather in 2021 Caused $2.1 Billion in Insured Damage1/18/2022 | Resources | NationalJanuary 18, 2022 (TORONTO) – Severe weather across Canada continues to highlight the financial costs of a changing climate to both insurers and taxpayers. Insured damage for severe weather events across Canada reached $2.1 billion last year...Eastern Canada windstorm caused over $152 million in insured damage1/13/2022 | Resources | on qc ns nl nb peJanuary 13, 2022 (TORONTO) – A storm that moved across eastern Canada from December 11 to 14, bringing strong winds to Ontario and Quebec caused over $152 million in insured damageInsurance Bureau of Canada Statement: Speech from the Throne11/23/2021 | Resources | NationalNovember 23, 2021 (OTTAWA): Today, the federal government's Speech from the Throne committed to strengthening action to prevent and prepare for floods, wildfires, droughts, and other extreme weather worsened by climate change...IBC’s top 10 tips to reduce insurance premiums11/1/2021 | Resources | NationalNovember 1, 2021 (TORONTO) – November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada, understanding your insurance policy is an important part of overall financial literacy.Climate Proof Canada’s COP26 Media Statement11/1/2021 | Resources | NationalNovember 1, 2021 (OTTAWA) – This summer, Climate Proof Canada sent a clear message to government: Yes, we need a strong offence against climate change and we must cut carbon emissions.Many small businesses vulnerable to cyber attacks10/5/2021 | Resources | NationalOctober 5, 2021 (Toronto) – Despite the increased threat of cyber attacks during the pandemic, almost half of Canadian small businesses surveyed say they do not allocate any portion of their annual operating budget to cyber security. IBC transfers its investigative services to Équité9/27/2021 | Resources | NationalSeptember 27, 2021 (TORONTO) – Insurance Bureau of Canada's (IBC's) Board of Directors has approved the transfer of its Investigative Services (IS) division to Équité AssociationInsurance 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).14450 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.