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Our Final Blog

We want to thank all of our dedicated blog followers but it is time to bid farewell to the Frank Cowan Company blog. But don’t worry, we haven’t gone far. You can connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and of course stay up to date with our news page. 

Posted on November 19th, 2015

Resource Library Update

Do you have questions concerning municipal amalgamation/merger? Frank Cowan Company can help you answer those questions with Risk Management Considerations - Questions to Ask When Amalgamating or Merging. One of the many risk management considerations articles tailored to helping your municipality mitigate risk and ensure that best practices are continually being followed in all situations that risk may arise. Our Risk Management Centre of Excellence is an online resource library, giving you professional risk management information at your fingertips 24/7. Access articles, checklists,...

Posted on October 13th, 2015

Regulating Uber: What This Means for Municipalities

Frank Cowan Company's Barb Szychta Vice President, Risk Management Services collaborated with Cathy Bisbee from Cowan Insurance Group and Christine G. Carter from Papazian Heisey Myers to develop Regulating Uber: What This Means for Municipalities recently published in LexisNexis's Municipal Liability Risk Management newsletter. Click here to read the full article.

Posted on October 8th, 2015

Risk Management Considerations for Lifting and Transferring Patients

Transferring patients from a bed to a chair, from a chair to a stretcher and so on, is a basic skill of the health professions. Everyone from EMTs to RPNs have to know how to do it. It is simple, but if done incorrectly it can result in painful injuries to both workers and clients. Body Mechanics When Lifting Patients: 1. Never lift with your back 2. Lift with your legs 3. Limit twisting motions 4. Engage your stomach muscles 5. Lift close to your body 6. Use smooth movements 7. Know your limits! Click here to read more on Risk Management Considerations for...

Posted on October 8th, 2015

Municipal Disaster Relief: Preparing for the Worst

Flooding, fires and formidable winds. Natural disasters are happening more frequently than ever in Ontario. Register for Public Sector Digest's Municipal Disaster Relief: Preparing for the Worst webinar Tuesday, October 20th, 1-2 pm EST. Learn about the new Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (MDRAP) and the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) program which will provide aid to municipalities. You will also hear about two municipalities that have been affected by random acts of nature. Webinar panelist include: •  Larry McCabe, Chief...

Posted on October 6th, 2015

The Importance of Documentation

If a claim goes to court, the main body of evidence in any proceeding is based upon the documents. The defendant must present documentation to prove that the standard of care was met. Our very own Barb Szychta, VP Risk Management Services talks about the importance of documentation in the fall publication of Saskatchewa Broker. See page 35 for full article.

Posted on October 2nd, 2015

Just Posted!

We are dedicated to providing professional risk management information to help you manage and mitigate the unique risk you may face. Our Risk Management Centre of Excellence resource library is your one stop shop to stay on top of new and emerging risks. Policies and procedures are an important part of a marina. Compliance and enforcement is required to have a safe place to work and play. Learn more with Risk Management Considerations for Marinas in Atlantic Canada.

Posted on September 18th, 2015

Winnipeg here we come! Broker Education Seminar - Tuesday, November 10th

Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (continental breakfast included) Location: Delta Winnipeg Hotel Winnipeg, MB Don't miss out! This complimentary seminar will educate you on the value of Risk Management, the Frank Cowan Company Risk Management Centre of Excellence and our key areas of expertise within the Child & Youth, Education, Disability Support Services, Community Services, Elder Care and Health & Wellness segments. This session will also include an overview of our new Cyber Risk and Legal Expense coverages, and our new Instant...

Posted on September 15th, 2015

Have you visited our Risk Management Centre of Excellence resource library lately?

We are dedicated to updating our Risk Management Centre of Excellence resource library with customized professional risk management information to help your organization stay on top of new and emerging risks and how to manage and mitigate those risks you might face. And we have been busy posting articles! Check back often so you don't miss out on new articles, case studies, checklists, templates and more.

Posted on September 2nd, 2015

Don’t miss out! Broker Education Seminar - Thursday, September 10th

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015 Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (continental breakfast included) Location: Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel, Calgary AB Don't miss out! This complimentary seminar will educate you on the value of Risk Management, the Frank Cowan Company Risk Management Centre of Excellence and our key areas of expertise within the Child & Youth, Education, Disability Support Services, Community Services, Elder Care and Health & Wellness segments. This session will also include an overview of our new Cyber Risk and Legal Expense coverages, and our new...

Posted on August 24th, 2015