News & Blog: General Info

Covering the insurance-related issues and developments that matter to our personal and business clients.

Jan 17, 2020 Rhodes & Williams’ Chosen Charities Receive Cash Donations

Kristy McDougall, Nikki Crough, Nomin Bayasgalan ExcelHr is a company that we work with from time to time to fill some of our staffing needs. Last year, they celebrated 30 years in business as one of Canada’s leading independent staffing firm. As part of their 30th year, they wanted to focus on giving back so they launched their “$30K for 30 years campaign”. They collected nominations from clients to submit nominations for a charity of their choosing to receive one of thirty (30) $1,000 donations OR one (1) $30,000 donation. As you may know, Rhodes & Williams is a big supporter of Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis Canada and have been for many years. Kristy…

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Jan 8, 2020 Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies Merge with Jarrett Thompson Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Ottawa, Ontario — January 2020: The Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies have announced that Jarrett Thompson Insurance and Financial Services Inc. has decided to merge with the Group, effective January 1st, 2020. Located at 804 Greenbank Road in Barrhaven, Jarrett Thompson Insurance Brokers have been serving the community since 2010, and previously as a State Farm Agent.   They will continue to operate under the name of Jarrett Thompson Insurance, a Division of Rhodes & Williams Limited.  Clients will continue to be served by Maggie Check who they have gotten to know and love over the years.  However, she will now simply have the backup of the larger Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies, to better serve the brokerage insurance clients. “Deciding to merge our…

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Nov 19, 2019 Giving Tuesday 2019

The start of the giving season Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday/Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, businesses and individuals across Canada and in 150 countries join together and rally for their favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday/Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday and unites people to support and champion the causes they believe in. Originally created in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in New York City, Giving Tuesday or, more appropriately #GivingTuesday, is a global initiative that aims to harness the power…

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Oct 25, 2019 Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes Ticket Giveaway

Redblacks Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away tickets to the Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes game. It takes place on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 7:00 pm as the Redblacks wrap up the 2019 season inside TD Place. The game is being presented by The Salvation Army, and they’ll be on site with their canteen food truck and more. The Redblacks will also be handing out 10,000 freebies to fans as a thank you for supporting them all season long. If that wasn’t enough, here are 4 other reasons you’d want to attend the final game of the season at TD Place. Fun Fact: The…

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Oct 18, 2019 Ottawa Senators Vs. New York Islanders Ticket Giveaway

Ottawa Senators Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away a pair of tickets worth $230 to the Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders game on Friday, October 25th at 7:30 pm. These pair of tickets also includes parking. The Sens will be celebrating a 90’s theme night with some of your favourite 90’s arcade games music. The first 2,500 fans will also receive a complimentary Ottawa Senators snapback hat.  Fun Fact: The Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships between 1980 and 1983. Their 19 consecutive playoff series wins between 1980 and 1984 is a feat that remains unparalleled in the history of professional sports. They are the last team in any major professional North American sport to…

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Sep 13, 2019 Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions Ticket Giveaway

Redblacks Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away tickets to the Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions game. It takes place on Saturday September 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm as the RedBlacks celebrate their Retro Night. Here’s some of the specials they have planned for Retro Night. This is the RedBlacks’ 15th game of the season and 2nd meeting against the BC lions. Kickoff is expected to take place at 7:00 pm at TD Place. Fun Fact: The Lions were the first Western Canadian team to have won the Grey Cup at home, having done so in 1994 and 2011, before Saskatchewan won in 2013. Enter your name in the draw…

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Sep 5, 2019 Digital Pink Slips Legal in Ontario

On September 5, 2019, The Ontario government announced that it is enabling drivers to carry electronic proof of auto insurance on their mobile device, including their smartphones, as part of the Putting Drivers First blueprint announced in 2019. “There is a lot of work to be done in Ontario related to car insurance,” says Rhodes & Williams Insurance Brokers C.O.O., Cory Young, “However I truly feel that digital pink slips is a simple fix to make life more efficient and convenient for today’s driver’s.” Rhodes & Williams Insurance Brokers clients can start using their digital pink slip immediately by downloading their app in the client center. Official announcement from the Ontario Government available here:…

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Jul 19, 2019 Ottawa Redblacks vs Calgary Stampeders Ticket Giveaway

Redblacks Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away tickets to the Ottawa Redblacks vs Calgary Stampeders game on Thursday, July 25th 2019 at 7:00 pm. Fun Fact: After beating the defending Grey Cup champions in the season opener 32–28 in Calgary, the Redblacks play their second and final regular season game against the Stampeders at TD Place. The two teams have met a couple times in the finals over the past few years. In the 104th Grey Cup, the Redblacks defeated the Stampeders for their first franchise championship win. In last years rematch at the 106th Grey Cup, the Stampeders won 27–16, claiming their eighth Grey Cup championship title in franchise history. Enter your…

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Jun 13, 2019 Ottawa Redblacks 2019 Home Opener Ticket Giveaway

Redblacks ticket giveaway contest We’re giving away tickets to the Ottawa Redblacks 2019 home opener against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday, June 20th 2019 at 7:30 pm. Fun Fact: For the second year in a row, the Ottawa Redblacks will welcome the Saskatchewan Roughriders to the home opener and RNation back at TD Place in Ottawa. Last year, the Redblacks dominated the Roughriders in a sold out home-opening 40-17 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The two teams have built up quite the rivalry over the past few years and every time the Roughriders come to town, you’re in for a great game. Enter your name in the draw for a chance to win tickets to see…

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Jun 4, 2019 Tornado / Windstorm Coverage and FAQ’s

Orleans tornado, taken from Trim and Watters in Orleans.Photo Credit: Michael Dalrymple With the Ottawa area having just experienced its second tornado event in the past 10 months, the obvious question on everyone’s mind is, “Will my homeowner insurance cover damage to my home, caused by a tornado event?” Am I Covered? Damage to homes caused by hail or wind is generally covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy. This includes damage caused by flying debris or falling branches. This would also generally include damage to your home and its contents when water enters through openings as a result of the wind or hail damage. In certain circumstances, homeowners who are unable to live in their homes because of the insurable damage are entitled to…

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