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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.

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Vanessa Barrasa
Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-362-2031 ext. 4312
Email: vbarrasa@ibc.ca

Anne Morin
Media Relations
(French and English language, Quebec region only)
Office: 514-288-2563, ext. 2229
Email: amorin@bac-quebec.qc.ca

For urgent media inquiries

Steve Kee
Director, Media Relations
Office: 416-362-2031 ext. 4387
Cell: 416-841-5669
Email: skee@ibc.ca

For all other inquiries, please visit Contact Us to reach an IBC representative.​


 Media Releases







10/13/2016 | Resources | National
​October 13, 2016 (OTTAWA) – October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is reminding consumers that safeguarding your identity can help prevent insurance fraud.
10/4/2016 | Resources | National
​October 3, 2016 (TORONTO) - Today, the Government of Canada announced its pan-Canadian approach to pricing carbon pollution. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) congratulates the Government for continuing to make climate change a top priority.
7/18/2016 | Resources | National
July 15, 2016 (EDMONTON) – Following a well-run competitive bidding process, Fort McMurray #468 First Nation has been selected by Specialized Property Evaluation Control Services Ltd.
7/7/2016 | Resources | National
July 7, 2016 (Fort McMurray, AB) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports that the May 2016 northern Alberta wildfire is by far the costliest insured natural disaster in Canadian history.
7/6/2016 | Resources | National
​July 6, 2016 (EDMONTON) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) will announce the estimated totals of insured damage for the devastating northern Alberta wildfires in a media conference call on July 7.
6/1/2016 | Resources | National
June 1, 2016 (EDMONTON) – Thousands of Fort McMurray residents are returning to their homes following the evacuations because of the wildfire. This will be a difficult and trying time for many residents.
5/31/2016 | Resources | National
May 31, 2016 (TORONTO) – Today, Julie Gelfand, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, tabled three reports in the House of Commons that highlight the need to prepare communities across Canada for the effects of severe weather.
5/30/2016 | Resources | National
​MAY 30, 2016 (EDMONTON) – There are many questions consumers have about the re-entry to Fort McMurray following the evacuation because of the devastating northern Alberta wildfires. We want to provide answers to those returning to the community.
5/26/2016 | Resources | National
​May 18, 2016 (OTTAWA) – Today at an Economic Club of Canada event, Don Forgeron, President and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), outlined the significant costs of climate change to Canadians.
5/18/2016 | Resources | National
​MAY 18, 2016 (EDMONTON) – The devastating northern Alberta wildfires are raising many questions about home, auto and business insurance.