Wildfire Claims in BC Webinar (PDT)

CIP Society Webinar

Insurance Institute of BC, BC [Map]
Date and Time: July 20, 2022 9:00am - 11:15am PDT


In the summer months, wildfires in BC are occurring with increasing regularity and with devastating consequences. Last year alone, there were more than 1600 fires across the province, and nearly 8,700 km² of land was burned, making 2021 the third worst year on record in terms of area burned. Every year, the Province of BC spends hundreds of millions of dollars fighting wildfires, some of which it attempts to recoup from individuals or commercial enterprises responsible for causing the wildfires, pursuant to the Wildfire Act and its regulations. Insurers are experiencing an increasing frequency of wildfire claims against their insureds.  This session will provide an overview of wildfire claims and insight on how legislation applies to these claims.

Webinar Objectives

• Identify key elements of wildfire legislation, including fire prevention obligations, procedural and evidential issues in a wildfire claim, defences, and the various remedies available under the legislation
• Review recent case studies regarding wildfire claims, loss prevention tips and best practices for adjusters to handle wildfire claims
• Discuss coverage issues that can arise when handling wildfire claims

Webinar Presenter

Dan Richardson, Partner - Dolden Wallace Folick LLP
Dan practices insurance law exclusively. Dan has acted for numerous insureds in a variety of cases relating to wildfire legislation. Dan has successfully defended logging contractors, forestry contractors, and individuals in claims made by the Province to recover firefighting costs and impose contravention orders pursuant to wildfire legislation.

Sinead Linden,  Associate - Dolden Wallace Folick LLP

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Number of Continuing Education Credits: 2 Technical CE Credit (BC)
Please be aware that tardy log-in or early log-out to/from the webinar will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this education session.
* If you require CE credits for licensing renewal requirements in provinces other than BC, please check with you provincial licensing regulator for validity.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Fees: Include GST. Insurance Institute membership required

$75 CIP Society Member
$85 IIBC Member
+$90 Insurance Institute membership for New Members (membership extended from current year to expire May 31, 2023 , please contact Winnie to register) 

Corporate Rate: $65 per attendee for groups of 6 or more (membership is additional for new members).  To register with a corporate rate, please contact Winnie at whon@insuranceinstitute.ca .

Cancellation Policy:   Participant substitutions accepted up to 24 hours prior to webinar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the webinar due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Winnie Hon, CIP , Seminars & Events Specialist
Insurance Institute of BC
T: 604.678.5747 

New members: IIBC Membership Fee of $90 is applicable(membership extended from current year to expire May 31, 2023).  For assistance to renew or process a new membership, please contact iibcmail@insuranceinstitute.ca or 604 681 5491.


Pricing for this seminar varies based on your membership. Prices exclude tax

Fee Description Amount
CIP Society Member (Graduates) $71.43
IIBC Members $80.95
New Member (+90 membership applied at check out) $80.95