Growing up a Toronto Maple Leaf fan I always found it hard to like Ottawa. After countless friends and family members now call it home I have believe it or not become fond of it! From skating on the canal in the winter to white water rafting in the summer its a great city to explore and a must see for all Canadians. That being said we have a ton of Ottawa insurance clients at CIBI and many top business owners of ours reside here.
Fun Ottawa Facts:
Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It’s where you can find the Parliament of Canada. It’s besides to the province of Quebec where Gatineau is situated. There’s 3 major bridge and links both provinces: Macdonald Cartier Bridge, Alexandra Bridge, and Portage Bridge. You can find 4 big post-secondary schools: the University of Ottawa, the University of Carlton, la cite Collegiale and Algonquin College. There are major sports teams such as the Ottawa Senators that plays in Kanata and the Ottawa Redblacks who won the Grey Cup in 2016.
A central hub for insurance, it stands out as our nations capital. Auto rates here are much lower than our GTA counter parts and property insurance rates are low too as water damage claims have been minimal (knock on wood). Review your policy, a lot of insurance carriers take general rate increases and don’t look at clients individual needs. Do you have a broker working for you?
As always we are working on ways to help sport groups in Canada. Current projects include the Coaches Association, Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. (CIBI) in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), has formed an exclusive National Insurance Program for Coaches across Canada. All levels of licensed, registered coaches, team leaders, mentors, training instructors and fitness coaches are considered who are in good standing with the CAC.