May 2016

Fires and Floods: Disaster Proofing Canada

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Laurier Ballroom) - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

Climate change has moved from future threat to present danger. Federal Disaster Financial Assistance payments have accelerated from $40 million per year in the 1970s to almost $1 billion per year forecasted this decade. What can Canada do to help Canadians prepare for the next disaster? Join Don Forgeron, President and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada, as he provides a private sector perspective on lessons learned and how the insurance industry and governments can collaborate to increase our financial and physical preparedness to protect Canadians.

Don Forgeron

President and CEO
Insurance Bureau of Canada

Don Forgeron

IBC’s President and CEO since 2009, Don Forgeron has a successful track record of more than 25 years in the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. He has a strong foundation in the public and private sectors, having worked for Alberta’s Department of Environment and the National Research Council in Nova Scotia early in his career.

As President and CEO, Don works with Canadian governments and key stakeholders to build a strong, stable P&C industry and a stronger and safer Canada. He is leading a national conversation with governments and Canadians on the need to adapt to climate change and on the need to better prepare Canada for an earthquake.

Don is active internationally on behalf of Canada’s P&C insurance industry to provide input to international regulatory bodies. He is a founding member of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations and leads an international working group focused on disruption.

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