OMEX Board of Directors Announcement

ShelbyOn behalf of OMEX and the staff I am pleased to announce Shelby Askin Hager has been elected Chair of the OMEX Board of Directors effective July 15, 2014.

Shelby is the City Solicitor for the City of Windsor, Ontario.  Her background is in municipal and commercial law, with an emphasis on procurement and risk management.

Shelby has been a member of the OMEX board since 2010.  With her background and experience on the board of directors, Shelby will lead the board and OMEX towards a new strategic path of stability and growth.

On behalf of the OMEX Board and OMEX staff, I would like to thank Peter Honeyborne, for the many contributions he has made as Chair over the last 5 years and are pleased Peter will be continuing on as a board member.

Joint and Several Liability Reform

The Canadian Underwriter has published an article on Joint and Several Liability reform. OMEX will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Changes to Joint and Several Liability Law for municipalities under review says AG

OMEX Open Exchange Forum

The OMEX Board of Directors and Management Team are pleased to announce that our Open Exchange Forum took place on June 26, 2014. The forum was well attended by both current and former members and included a facilitated discussion lead by Tina Gardiner, York Region and Roman Parzei, City of Brampton. This unique opportunity allowed OMEX to briefly address the history of the Reciprocal, dispel myths and misconceptions and address the most recent Retro Assessment. Attendees had the opportunity to pose questions to the Management Team in the areas of claims, finance, underwriting and risk. Nahla Hanna, President and Attorney in Fact concluded the Forum with a look forward and crisp action items for both the Management Team and the membership at large.

OMEX would like to thank everyone for their time and attention at the Forum. If you have any questions about this Forum or OMEX, please contact Rose Read at [email protected] and she will be happy to facilitate.

OMEX Leadership Announcement

OMEX is pleased to announce the appointment of Nahla Hanna as the new President and Attorney in Fact.

Nahla Hanna, President and Attorney in Fact, Ontario Municipal Insurance Exchange

Peter Honeyborne, Chairman of the Board of Directors for OMEX is pleased to announce the appointment of Nahla Hanna as President and Attorney in Fact.

Nahla has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in Canada’s insurance industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of a specialty insurer.

Prior to that, Nahla was Managing Director, Plans and Programs, at Marsh Canada. Responsible for the growth and profitability of the department, she led a large team responsible for programs in various segments including public and private sector, professional groups, and not-for-profit clients. She later managed the healthcare practice responsible for hospitals, healthcare clinics, pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies.

Nahla started her career in the claims department where she investigated and negotiated claims in various segments of business. She considers her years of claims handling an advantage where she gained a better understanding of the various insurance products, as well as the importance of loss prevention and risk management.

Nahla believes in volunteering in the community. She heads a committee to help newcomers adjust and settle in their new home. She also serves as a board member for a not-for-profit organization that partners with both the government and business sectors to help people succeed.

Cyber Risks Liability Webinar

OMEX will be hosting a webinar for all members on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m. (EST) to discuss Cyber Risks Liability.

Our speaker will be Lily Yu, Senior Vice President, Marsh Canada Limited

Cyber Risk exposures are not insured through the OMEX suite of coverages.

The webinar will take a ‘101’ approach to:

  • define Cyber Risk,
  • identify why Cyber Risk is relevant to organizations which interact with the public and have personal data on their networks,
  • discuss insurance coverages available for Cyber risk exposures and
  • offer an approach for OMEX members to survey their exposures and if they choose, seek a quote for the coverage through Marsh Canada.

Who might benefit attending this  webinar?  In addition to you, our primary contacts, an awareness of Cyber Risk will be of interest to other members of your team, IT, Finance and Human Resources Departments – please feel free to invite individuals from those departments to attend.

If you are interested in attending this session, please register with Rose Read by providing your name and e-mail address.  You may invite anyone from your municipality as long as they are registered.

Thank you,

BLG Successfully defends Charter Application by G20 Protester

On Sunday June 27, 2010, the Applicant and some friends, while looking for a demonstration, were walking south on University Avenue towards the security perimeter surrounding the Summit site. The Applicant was dressed in black clothing and wore dark sunglasses. Some members of the group had placards and pamphlets. Many of them, including the Applicant, carried backpacks.

Please click here to read this bulletin released Monday, April 14, 2014.

Joint and Several Liability Reform

April has finally arrived along with some warmer temperatures.  Spring might actually be here….

We are continuing to see support for Joint and Several Liability Reform.  Make sure your voice is heard!

Wellington Advertiser Article

WSIB Webinar Recording March 28, 2014 To view the webinar, please click on the following link: WSIB Recording

To view the webinar, please click on the following link:  WSIB Recording

Ontario Legislature calls on the Government to Implement Joint and Several Liability Reform

On February 27, 2014, MPPs from all parties supported a motion calling on the government to reform joint and several liability.  The motion was brought forward by Randy Pettapiece, the Progressive Conservatives party’s rural affairs critic and MPP for Perth-Wellington.

OMEX strongly encourages members and all Ontario Municipalities to get involved in the discussion and to support this change.  To read more about this initiative, please click on the links below:


Canadian Underwriter


OMEX has organized a webinar for all members on WSIB issues including recent changes.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 2 p.m with speaker, Ryan Connelly of the WSIB.

To register for this webinar, please e-mail Rose Read at [email protected].

Thank you,