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2021 Events at a Glance

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2021 Ontario Mutuals Events at a Glance A Guide to Upcoming Events in the Mutual System This Year Members website www omia com

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SPRING EVENTS It s certainly no surprise that we ll be attending more events in a virtual environment at least in the first part of the year We ll do our best to provide as much information as possible but much of our schedule in the later part of the year remains to be determined Ontario Check in in lieu of Queen s Park Day March 2 2021 Virtual Event The purpose of our annual Queen s Park Day is to bring together mutual members and MPPs to discuss government decisions and their impact on policyholders Stay tuned as we plan a short online session to review current political activities London Farm Show March 3 5 2021 Virtual Event The London Farm Show aka London Farm Show Connect is the largest spring farm show in eastern Canada This year Ontario Mutuals will be the Presenting Sponsor of the digital event that will aim to bring an informative speaker series to the Ag community Ottawa Valley Farm Show Cancelled The 2021 show will not occur but the Seed Growers Association will continue to celebrate the people who drive the industry via online events and 4 H course support The show will return again March 15 17 2022

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Annual Convention March 25 2021 Virtual Event We look forward to connecting with everyone again for this one day virtual event We hope to hear from exceptional speakers in addition to the very important AGM itself Details will be shared with the membership as they are arranged Managers Conference May 31 June 2 2021 Kingbridge Centre King City A member favourite and a chance to connect and collaborate There remains a very small chance of a modified in person event but in all likelihood this will move to a virtual program for 2021 Details to come OMIA Annual Golf Tournament TBD Hockley Valley Golf Club We hope to be able to run an in person golf event at the beautfiul Hockley Valley Resort in the rolling hills of Mono It s possible we will be approved for a smaller modified event or perhaps a tournament closer to the fall season but we will of course keep you informed To be hosted by 2021 22 OMIA Chair John Stirk and Dufferin Mutual

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FALL EVENTS Canada s Outdoor Farm Show September TBD Canada s Outdoor Park Woodstock Or Virtual Canada s Outdoor Farm Show marks the return to fall This is the country s largest outdoor agricultural trade show on 100 acres The show moved to a digital format in 2020 and we suspect if closures remain in place that it will run digitally again We will make sure to have a brand presence no matter the format the show takes International Plowing Match Rural Expo October 13 16 2021 NEW DATES Lindsay Fair Grounds Lindsay If all goes to plan Lindsay will be home to the 103rd IPM following Thanksgiving in October The fairgrounds have existing structures in place so the set up will be a little different however visitors will still be able to enjoy horse and tractor plowing the tented city antiques entertainment quilting wagon tours and more Ontario Mutuals is a Proud Presenting Partner and will have a large space to greet visitors and host musical acts

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IBAO Convention October TBD Sheraton Hotel Toronto Or Virtual The IBAO Convention offers a place to interact with current and potential brokers and colleagues OMIA will set up the trade show portion again and will coordinate another Hospitality Suite If the in person event is cancelled due to the pandemic we will make sure to have a brand presence at the virtual show Note The CAMIC Convention is set to take place October 3 5 2021 at the Hilton Hotel Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara Falls President s Manager s Meeting October 24 26 2021 Deerhurst Resort Huntsville The Presidents Managers Meeting will feature a line up of top speakers useful sessions and opportunities to share mutual camaraderie this year in beautiful Huntsville Ontario We are certainly prepared to adapt to a virtual meeting should the situation call for it

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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES Map your path to long term success with education and professional development through OMIA OMIA s education programs will be offered in person at our Cambridge offices as soon as it becomes safe and practical Our live online sessions remain in place and popular We re also introducing new online anytime opportunities at www omiaelearning com Your mutual should have an e learning administrator who can set you up with your login information Please write to elearning omia com for assistance Besides the many informative roundtables we facilitate we offer courses that cover topics such as Introduction to the Mutuals Auto Insurance Underwriting Personal Commercial Business Continuity Liability Coverage Review Property Coverage Review Sales Leadership Program and more Keep up to date by visiting the education calendar in the members area of omia com Click Education then Education Calendar

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Remember if you re taking courses at OMIA you could be eligible for one of our certificates For more information visit omia com and select Certification Programs under Education In 2019 we began updating our Certification Programs You will hear us talk about this more during some of our 2021 training sessions Your OMIA Insurance Services Department OMIA s dedicated staff bring decades of knowledge and expertise to each course and roundtable We work hard to educate ourselves on the changes in the industry and we always have an open ear we love to collaborate with our member companies whenever possible The questions and answers we receive from you are fed into the education program Knowledge sharing is what we are all about and we appreciate your email and phone calls Reach Sue Baker Christine Senior Janet Schmidt Tammy Micallef Jennifer Higuchi or Carol Turkheim at insuranceservices omia com

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OMIA MARKETING PROUDLY PROMOTING ONTARIO MUTUALS The OMIA Marketing Communications team is here to help your company succeed We promote the Ontario Mutuals brand through as many relevant channels as possible We can also provide assistance and insight on promotional material branding websites social media consumer research and more Don t hesitate to reach out All questions are good questions Lisa Hunter Manager lhunter omia com Brandon Mina Coordinator bmina omia com Tavia Tobey Coordinator ttobey omia com Contact the OMIA Marketing Department marketing omia com

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Everything we do can be as customized as you want from colours and logos to different copy photos and messaging Did you know As a member company you get marketing perks such as Access to our stock photo library which contains hundreds of royalty free images Access to our tradeshow display items Pull up Banners A Frame Sign Holders Ballot Boxes Prize Wheels Plinko Games Other Marketing Resources Available to Members Product Brochures Radio Scripts Company Brochures Press Releases Statement Stuffers Fact Sales Sheets Unaddressed Direct Marketing Custom Folders Direct Mail Print Ads Flyers PowerPoint Templates Design for Pull up Banners Design for Trade show Elements MORE

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MARKETING COMMITTEE COMMUNICATING THE ADVANTAGES OF MUTUALITY MANDATE to raise the profile of mutual insurance VISION Standing as the foundation and support upon which each mutual can craft an individual voice while amplifying the strength of grassroots mutuality Kevin Inglis Chair Howick Deb Van Eyk Lambton Morna Foan Grenville Lisa Hunter OMIA Tim Wade Westminster John Taylor OMIA Jeff Holmes Ayr Farmers

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2021 ONTARIO MUTUALS EVENTS A Quick Look Event Location Date Ontario Check in Virtual March 2 London Farm Show Virtual March 3 5 Ottawa Valley Farm Show Cancelled n a Annual Convention Virtual March 25 Managers Conference Kingbridge Centre King City May 31 June 2 OMIA Golf Tournament Hockley Valley Mono TBD Canada s Outdoor Farm Show Canada s Outdoor Park Woodstock September TBD International Plowing Match Lindsay Fairgrounds Lindsay October 13 16 IBAO Convention Sheraton Centre Toronto October TBD President s and Manager s Meeting Deerhurst Resort Huntsville October 24 26 Due Dates for OM News Submissions April issue March 5 August issue July 5 November issue October 5

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OMIA Vision Grassroots insurance at the core of thriving communities OMIA Mission To serve and strengthen our mutual insurance community