IBC Congratulates Canada's First Financial Literacy Leader

TORONTO, APRIL 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada President  and CEO Don Forgeron today congratulated Jane Rooney on her appointment as Canada's first-ever Financial Literacy Leader.  "We have worked with Jane in the past during her tenure with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and we look forward working with her in this new role."   Mr. Forgeron added that, "Governments are increasingly focussed on protecting consumers and we believe the best consumer protection is promoting educated and empowered consumers who make smarter, more responsible decisions.  IBC has been committed to educating consumers on how insurance works and how to select and implement insurance in their overall financial planning."

IBC shares insurance information with consumers online, through community tours, brochures, newspaper articles and television advertising.   For more information, visit ibc.ca.

About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to celebrate 50 years as a valuable resource for insurance information. Since 1964, IBC has been working with governments across Canada to make our communities safer, championing issues that directly affect Canadians and the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. IBC is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the P&C insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over 118,600 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of $46 billion.

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If you require more information, IBC spokespeople are available to discuss the details in this media release.

SOURCE: Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact: Steve Kee, Director, Media & Digital Communications, Insurance Bureau of Canada, 416-362-2031 X-4387, skee@ibc.ca


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