Issues and Advocacy
Staying ahead of issues that matter to Canadians
Advocating for the insurance industry and the people who count on it.
As the world changes at an ever-increasing speed, we’re staying ahead of the issues that impact the lives of Canadians — and the insurance industry. From advocating for enhanced climate change adaptation efforts to promoting better and fairer auto insurance systems, we’re working with government and industry experts to make sure we’re all prepared for whatever the future brings.
End Auto Theft
Ending it requires a whole-of-society effort. Canada is facing an auto theft crisis as tens of thousands of vehicles are stolen across the country each year. Insurers have taken proactive steps to protect their customers, but there’s more to do. Learn more about how, by working with governments and other key stakeholders, we can solve this crisis.
There are approximately 1.3 million businesses in Canada. All have one thing in common: Without adequate insurance coverage, each could be wiped out by a disaster or significant lawsuit.
We believe Canadians deserve affordable auto insurance with more choice and better care for those injured in a collision. That’s why we’re advocating for reforms that will modernize private auto insurance systems and products across the country with the goal of providing consumers with access to enhanced product choices and affordable premiums.
Climate change is a threat to our shared future, and it’s having a serious and growing impact on our safety and our communities today. More and bigger floods, wildfires, hailstorms, and windstorms – influenced by our changing climate – are costing billions and putting people and property at risk.
We are advocating for stronger resilience measures to adapt to climate change, to mitigate its risks and to protect Canadians, their families, and their property.
Interested in speaking to us about a new or important issue? Here’s how you can book an interview with an IBC spokesperson or contact a member of our media relations team.
Canada’s insurers: Protecting Canadians in times of change and challengeDec 7, 2023 | Written by DEC 7, 2023 | BY: CELYESTE POWER, PRESIDENT AND CEO, IBC
Heat smart: Using space heaters and generators safelyDec 1, 2023 | Written by DEC 1, 2023 | BY: GLORIA HAYDOCK, MANAGER, CONSUMER & INDUSTRY RELATIONS, ATLANTIC, IBC
IBC commends the Ontario government for taking action to combat auto theftNov 24, 2023 | ON
New report quantifies and qualifies the value of commercial insurance to the Canadian economyNov 23, 2023 | Written by NOV 23, 2023 | BY: CECILIA OMOLE, MANAGER, POLICY DEVELOPMENT, IBC
Do I need insurance for my seasonal vehicle?Nov 22, 2023 | Written by NOV 22, 2023 | BY: ANNE MARIE THOMAS, DIRECTOR, CONSUMER AND INDUSTRY RELATIONS, IBC
Behchokǫ̀-Yellowknife and Hay River wildfires cause over $60 million in insured damageNov 20, 2023 | NT