April 2021  O N T A R I O  M U T U A L S  Still Standing For a Reason OMIA Chair, John Stirk Reflects on What Keeps Us Str...
New Beginnings It   s hard not to feel a renewed sense of possibility when spring rolls in. The sun has been shining and t...
OM  In this issue    April 2021  27 FEATURES  4  A MESSAGE FROM OMIA   S CHAIR  8  NEW TEAM MEMBERS  13  John Stirk  Welco...
A Message from OMIA   s Chair  John Stirk The driver behind the creation of mutual insurance companies was the need for in...
OM NEWS - APRIL  QUEEN   S PARK DAY Every year, the Legislative Affairs Roundtable takes a trip to Queen   s Park in Toron...
OM NEWS - APRIL  A Message from OMIA   s Past Chair My theme    2020 Vision     Setting Our Sights on Future Success    wa...
OM NEWS - APRIL  A Little More About Terry Knight  Many in our mutual community lost the opportunity to really get to know...
Donation to Home Horizon   Barbara Weider House  NEW TEAM MEMBERS Welcoming New Faces to the Mutual System KENT   ESSEX MU...
NEW TEAM MEMBERS  NORTH KENT MUTUAL is pleased to welcome LeighAnn Schiman to the team LeighAnn started at NKMi on Dec 2nd...
NEW TEAM MEMBERS  DUMFRIES MUTUAL Duncan Cowell joined our team as a Property Underwriter to start the new year. Duncan sp...
HOWARD MUTUAL Tara Fancy has joined the Howard  Mutual agent team. Tara has over 10 years    experience as a customer serv...
NEW TEAM MEMBERS  AYR FARMERS MUTUAL We   re pleased to announce Jerrod Boyse has joined our team as Manager of Claims   L...
ONTARIO MUTUALS GIVE BACK How Mutual Companies are Supporting their Communities HALWELL MUTUAL Halwell Hope is an initiati...
GIVING BACK  DUFFERIN MUTUAL To help mark our 125th Anniversary in 2020, and in partnership with our reinsurer, Farm Mutua...
GIVING BACK  AYR FARMERS MUTUAL We ended 2020 by providing each staff member and Agent the opportunity to experience givin...
GIVING BACK  BAY OF QUINTE MUTUAL We are fortunate to have been able to donate  1.5 million to the Back the Build campaign...
GIVING BACK  BCM INSURANCE We   ve launched our third Year of Grants program. In 2019, BCM  Bertie and Clinton Mutual  lau...
GIVING BACK  TRADITION MUTUAL We   re proud that, in conjunction with Farm Mutual Re and their Mutual Support initiative, ...
GIVING BACK  HT C MUTUAL  AN AMALGAMATION OF TOWN   COUNTRY MUTUAL AND HAY MUTUAL  Scholarships  Town   Country Mutual gen...
GIVING BACK  TRILLIUM MUTUAL ROOTS COMMUNITY FUND Tanner Steffler Foundation     Trillium Mutual   s ROOTS Community Fund ...
The Umbrella Project has been honoured to form a strong partnership with the Ontario Mutuals community, together supportin...
GIVING BACK  AGSCAPE OMIA, on behalf of Ontario Mutuals, is a proud supporter of AgScape, an organization that empowers On...
GIVING BACK  4-H ONTARIO Ontario Mutuals are strong supporters of 4-H Ontario. For over a century, 4-H Ontario has built y...
C I B C WO O D G U N DY HINES INVESTMENTS  A PURPOSE DRIVEN, OBJECTIVE AND OUTCOME FOCUSED PARTNERSHIP A Bespoke Approach ...
April 2021  O N T A R I O  M U T U A L S  Still Standing For a Reason OMIA Chair, John Stirk Reflects on What Keeps Us Str...
MEET YOUR OMIA  OTHER NEWS  Information Technology Team Karolina Prominski, Shah Shirzadi   Steve Dupe How long have you w...
UPCOMING  TRAINING EVENTS  Subject to change. Please refer to www.omia.com to review a current calendar of courses offered...
April 2021  O N T A R I O  M U T U A L S  Still Standing For a Reason OMIA Chair, John Stirk Reflects on What Keeps Us Str...
April 2021  O N T A R I O  M U T U A L S  Still Standing For a Reason OMIA Chair, John Stirk Reflects on What Keeps Us Str...
APPOINTMENTS   POSITION CHANGES  Transforming the Mutuals THE COMMONWELL MUTUAL We   re pleased to announce that Jennifer ...
APPOINTMENTS   POSITION CHANGES  AYR FARMERS MUTUAL POSITION CHANGES Kristine Guthrie has been appointed Team Lead     Adm...
APPOINTMENTS   POSITION CHANGES  FARM MUTUAL RE Lindsay Johnson was promoted to Claims System   Process Analyst effective ...
OTHER NEWS   EVENTS  TRILLIUM MUTUAL We   re proud to announce the launch of our new podcast, The Back 40  Join us, and ho...
OTHER NEWS  NOVA MUTUAL Engaging, innovating, RIBO accredited webinars   NovaDoesThat If the past 12 months has taught us ...
OTHER NEWS  SUPPORT THE RENEWABLE FUELS INDUSTRY IN ONTARIO INTEGRATED GRAIN PROCESSORS CO-OPERATIVE INC.     IGPC     7  ...
OMIA ANNUAL MEETING  THE 2021 OMIA ANNUAL MEETING  OMIA   S 139TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WAS HELD ONLINE ON MARCH 25TH, 20...
OMIA ANNUAL MEETING  DIRECTORS CERTIFICATIONS OMIA recognizes those mutual directors who have successfully completed the O...
IN MEMORIAM  Remembering Our Mutual Family Members  GARRY HITCHINS Garry Hitchins passed away suddenly at his home on Amhe...
IN MEMORIAM  GRAEME CHARLES CRAIG The mutuals truly lost a great one with the passing of Graeme Craig on February 8, 2021....
April 2021  O N T A R I O  M U T U A L S  Still Standing For a Reason OMIA Chair, John Stirk Reflects on What Keeps Us Str...