Community Support during Covid-19

During these extremely trying times for Canadians, the Insurance industry has been here to help, as it is during all types of disasters. Insurance is an essential service and we are all working very hard to protect our employees so they continue to be here to help with your critical insurance needs.

Measures to help Canadians cope with the financial impact of Covid19 were announced earlier in April by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, but sometimes that still leaves our most vulnerable at risk.

Below are a few of the measures taken by the insurance industry to help :

  • $2 million to target the immediate needs of individuals and families who are most vulnerable to the social, health and economic effects of this pandemic, including a $500,000 donation to Breakfast Club of Canada’s Emergency Club Fund; and, $500,000 to Feed America and local charities in 22 communities across the United States where we do business.

  • Pledging of $5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts to assist families and communities

  • Donating $500,000 to the Canadian Red Cross that will fund relief supplies such as cots, blankets, pillows, masks and gloves, support emergency response personnel deployed to assist with the comfort and care of Canadians returning to Canada, and support the training and deployment of emergency response volunteers to provide safety and well-being telephone assessments for vulnerable populations.

  • Locally in Ottawa, launched a program with Ottawa Meals on Wheels to provide meal delivery services to customers who are over 80 years old and are currently impacted by COVID-19.

  • Providing free roadside assistance to police, paramedics, firefighters and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 90,000 hours of volunteer hours with organizations supporting the vulnerable and the elderly in our communities so those in self-isolation can continue to stay healthy, safe and connected to their community during this time

  • Investing $200,000 to provide front-line support in cities across Canada

  • Providing an additional $100,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross for COVID-19 support measures, particularly at a time when flood and fire risks emerge, and response teams are operating under new physical distancing measures

  • Corporate matching campaign totaling more than $50,000 in donations to-date for Food Banks Canada.

  • Partnered with CanadaHelps to provide a $2 million matching grant to kickstart their COVID-19 cause funds which aim to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus on vulnerable Canadians through healthcare and community supports.

  • Donating $200,000 to Food Banks Canada to purchase food products for those who are living with food insecurities, especially during this challenging time.