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Ottawa Region Ice Storm

April 17, 2018

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...

April Health Matters

April 6, 2018

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...

Nurturing Resilience in the Workplace

April 3, 2018

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...

Federal Budget 2018

April 3, 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...

Legislative and Pension Legislative Updates for February 2018

April 3, 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...

March Health Matters

February 27, 2018

March 8th is International Women’s Day! It’s time once again to celebrate the strength in women and the contributions that they make in our community and around the world on a daily basis. This year’s theme for International...

Southern Ontario Flooding: Cowan Insurance Group is here to help

February 26, 2018

In the wake of last week’s significant rainfall and snowmelt around the Grand River watershed, which has caused flooding in and around townships and cities in Brantford and Waterloo Region, we want to reassure our clients that we are here to...

Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

February 26, 2018

Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Below you’ll find a high level summary of a few of the more pertinent changes passed in Bill 148. For further details, please refer to our Legislative Updates Page or the Ontario.ca website....