Ottawa Region Ice Storm

On April 16, 2018, Ottawa Region experienced heavy freezing rain and high winds causing extensive power outages to more than 22,000 residents and business, including our Ottawa office. The outage at our office took place at 1:55PM EDT causing our office to close in accordance with our Business... Read more

April Health Matters

April is Be a Donor Month! There are a multitude of ways you can raise awareness about organ and tissue donation, just a few of which include: Starting your own campaign Arranging for your workplace to display promotional literature, such as business cards and brochures, by downloading the... Read more

Nurturing Resilience in the Workplace

The World Health Organization has identified stress as the “health epidemic of the twenty-first century”, estimating that over 17 million work days are lost annually due to stress, anxiety, and depression. Having a resilient workforce can help mitigate this risk, making the workplace the... Read more

Federal Budget 2018

Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the latest Canadian federal budget on February 27, 2018. It’s uncertain when the budget will become law, but several proposed changes may be of interest to employers and sponsors of benefit and pension plans, including: The introduction of... Read more

Legislative and Pension Legislative Updates for February 2018

Cowan Insurance Group’s Guide to Canadian Benefits Legislation and Guide Supplement are valuable tools that help educate how changes in legislation may impact the benefits and insurance community. Along with the following monthly legislative news updates, these documents offer a high level... Read more