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Register now for for Symposium West - August 17
We're pleased to announce that the third annual Symposium West will be returning to Cambridge, Ontario on Thursday, August 17. Registration now open - register early to avoid disappointment, because this event has sold out the last two years. Learn more.
It's time to renew your membership!
Are you taking advantage of your membership benefits?
We rely on the support of members like you to be able to achieve the goals that have been set for us by the industry. In return, we’re able to provide you with many benefits. Learn about the benefits and renew now
Registration is now open for CIP fall semester courses
The CIP designation significantly increases your value to p&c insurance employers across all industry careers. Why? The comprehensive knowledge and skills you'll gain in the program brings tremendous value to insurance organizations. Did you know that we offer pre-August pricing for in-class and virtual courses? Register now, and take advantage before prices increase on August 1.
Member Bonus Webinars: Complimentary for IIO Members
Our Member Bonus Series webinars are open to all IIO members, no matter what chapter you belong to. They cover basic insurance topics you could benefit from clarification on, and offer 1 Technical RIBO hour (pending). Learn more.
Must-attend events and seminars
Coffee & Conversation - Watercraft – June 28
With summer just around the corner, the calls will begin asking for insurance on Watercraft (and so will the claims). Learn more
D & O.... Get In The Know! – August 24
The directors and officers liability marketplace continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Increased competition has resulted in broadening coverage as companies look for a competitive edge. Learn more
13th Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament – August 30
Our Annual Beach Volleyball has been called the networking event of the year. Join the local CIP Society at Baranga's on the Beach. Learn more
Fundamentals Series: 108 Condominium Conundrums – August 31
Condo insurance is an often misunderstood product. Misconceptions are common and many stem from confusion about coverage provided by the Condo Corporation’s insurance vs. the unit owner’s condo insurance. Learn more
Gotta Love Millennials - September 13
Time to challenge stereotypes about Millennials and take this demographic seriously. Learn more.
Negotiation Skills for a Win-Win Situation – September 27
Are you constantly negotiating with people? Are you a good negotiator? Do you need to brush up on your skills? Learn more.
Fundamental Series: 104 - Down to Business with Commercial Property - November 2
The complexities of commercial property insurance are many, and there are very few similarities with residential property insurance. How do you classify commercial property? Learn more
Fundamentals Series: 105 In Good Company with Commercial Automobile - November 9
Do you need an overview of the principles and concepts, as well as the technical side of commercial auto? Commercial lines auto insurance can seem complex at first, but it doesn't have to be. Learn more
Interested in holding a seminar at the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter? Please contact Dawn Cant Elliott at email@example.com or at 905-574-1820.
Get your RIBO hours OnDemand
You know we provide local seminars to help you get your hours, but help is also here with CE OnDemand, a new catalogue of online continuing education courses designed by the Insurance Institute of Canada for brokers and agents. Take a one-hour CE OnDemand course from wherever you are, anytime during the day or night. There's also special introductory pricing. Learn more.
CIP student? Download the Institute's free mobile app!
Available through Google Play and the App Store, IIC Mobile Learning is a study tool that contains the Dictionary of Insurance, free practice questions for C11 students, and you can also access and edit your member profile and course records. And if you're a C11 or C13 student, additional practice exam questions are also available for in-app purchase. Discover how this app can help you with your study and professional needs.
Is your member profile up-to-date?
Keep your member profile up-to-date with your home contact details, so that we can continue to keep you in the loop if you make a career change or move companies. It's easy to update your profile now! Just go sign in to your member account with your Member ID, and update your profile. To do it by phone, or for any questions, please contact Member Services.
Connecting you with the latest industry news
The CIP Society offers a wide range of free online resources for our members and the industry at large, including monthly Trends Papers on topics like Uber and the Internet of Things, as well as research reports on topics like Cyber Risks and Automated Vehicles. Visit our Trends Paper page for the full library of papers and our Insights and Research page for the full listing of research reports.
Follow us on Twitter!
The Insurance Institute of Ontario – Hamilton/Niagara is on Twitter. Join the conversation and follow us at @IIOHam_Nia.
Ask the Institute - Now Updated!
Education Questions? As the Institute! You'll find the answers to questions our students ask the most. We want to help you make the most of your student experience so you can get ahead in your career and stay there! Learn more at www.insuranceinstitute.ca/ask.
Did you Know?
• We have our own Flickr Page, dedicated to sharing photos of special events and seminars held at the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter office! Check back frequently to see photos of recent events.
• Volunteer for your local Chapter - Have you often thought you would like to give back to your industry? The Hamilton /Niagara Chapter has various volunteer opportunities and we would like to discuss the options available with you. Join us on Thursday, May 12th for an information session. Contact the chapter for further details.
• Training & Meeting Room Rentals - Are you looking for a professional meeting room and training space for your Hamilton and Niagara area business needs? The IIO - Hamilton/Niagara chapter offers affordable space solutions that will suit you. Located on East Mountain in Hamilton, we have several state-of-the-art rooms with modern conveniences. Download our flyer to learn more. [PDF]
If your goal is to set yourself up for an exciting insurance career, the Insurance Institute is where you belong. Take your education and career to a whole new level. Membership with the Insurance Institute will give you the edge you need to succeed.