9:45 am
Opening Remarks

10:00 am
Flood Task Force Update

Public Safety Canada will provide an update on the new national flood insurance program that will aim to provide support to those that live in high-risk flood areas. This program has been created by a task force made up of government leaders and stakeholders and is set to be released in late spring.

Speaker
Matthew Godsoe
Director of the Resilience and Economics Integration Division
Public Safety Canada

11:15 am
Climate Change Implications & Insurability for Vulnerable Populations

Spotlight on insurability issues faced by vulnerable and marginalized populations in Canada and the United States.

Shawna Peddle

Moderator
Shawna Peddle

AVP, Citizenship
The Co-operators

Speaker
Mallika Bender
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Staff Actuary
Casualty Actuarial Society

Speaker
Jason Thistlethwaite
Associate Professor of Environment and Business, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED)
University of Waterloo

12:30 pm
Concerns Facing Agriculture Insurance

This session focuses on special issues surrounding agriculture and producers in Canada, with a scope including financial risk management, hail, and drought/excess moisture.

Marjorie Brans

Moderator
Marjorie Brans

Global Catalyst
The League of Intrapreneurs

Steve Funk

Speaker
Steve Funk
Director, Ag Risk Management Resources
MNP

Speaker
Scott McQueen
Chair, Canadian Crop Hail Association, and Chief Operating Officer
Palliser Insurance

Elaine Wheaton

Speaker
Elaine Wheaton
Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan and Emeritus Researcher, Saskatchewan Research Council
University of Saskatchewan

1:45 pm
Keynote Presentation: The Human Impacts of the Catastrophic Loss Ecosystem

Where do people fall through the cracks following a disaster? What are the limits of insurance? These topics and more are on the table for our keynote address featuring speakers from The Canadian Red Cross.

Moderator
Amy Elizabeth Avis

Chief, Recovery and General Counsel
Canadian Red Cross

Speaker
Shelley Cardinal
Director, Indigenous Relations
Canadian Red Cross

Speaker
Emily Pietropaolo
Vice President, Recovery
Canadian Red Cross

Speaker
Sarah Sargent
Vice President, Canadian Operations Programming
Canadian Red Cross

Sharonya Sekhar

Speaker
Sharonya Sekhar
Director, Humanitarian Diplomacy, Policy and Movement Relations
Canadian Red Cross

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