Personal Insurance

Ontario approves electronic pink slips

September 6, 2019

Ontario has become the fourth province in Canada to approve the use of electronic proof of auto insurance (EPAI) for drivers, effective immediately.

Office Closed Monday, August 5

July 29, 2019

Our head office will be closed Monday, August 5 for the Civic Holiday. To report a claim during this time, please call 1-800-263-1032 and select after hours claims service. Enjoy the holiday!

Why new alcohol rules could be a risk management nightmare

July 18, 2019

Ontario now allows "happy hours" and "tailgate parties".

Ontario will cut government-run travel insurance program: minister

May 1, 2019

Ontario is moving ahead with a plan to scrap a provincial program that offers basic out-of-country travel insurance.

Online Payment Change

April 1, 2019

As we change our systems to serve you better, please include your client number as your payee reference number with all on-line banking payments. This is effective starting April 1, 2019. Your client number is indicated on your Sutherland Insurance invoice.

Fraudsters selling fake insurance

March 18, 2019

Fraud artists are luring innocent and unaware drivers with the false promise of inexpensive auto insurance that is actually fraudulent.

Four Years in Jail for Texting While Driving

March 16, 2019

A Quebec man convicted of killing another driver and injuring two teenagers while texting at the wheel has been sentenced to four years in prison. Martin Carrieres, 39, had exchanged more than 30 text messages while driving on a poorly lit road in March 2012.

Distracted Driving

January 11, 2019

 Know what counts as distracted driving – before you get behind the wheel.

Insurance Is Only As Good As Your Last Claim

November 30, 2017

This is a phrase I often use with my clients. People buy insurance as a form of risk management, but despite all of our best efforts, the unexpected can happen.

Travelling Soon? Do you have Emergency Medical Insurance?

August 31, 2017

Whether you are going to the US for business, vacationing out of country, or visiting relatives in another province, you need to have Emergency Medical Insurance.

Cyber Attacks - Protecting Your Business

July 4, 2017

Computer hackers can initialize both physical and reputational damage to an organization and the majority of business owners are nowhere close to being prepared.

Three-day roadside suspensions for drug-impaired Ontario drivers start Oct. 2

September 29, 2016

Effective this Monday, Ontario police will be able to impose three-day roadside licence suspensions for drivers found to be operating vehicles while impaired by a drug or by a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Licence Renewal goes up Sept 1

August 23, 2016

The price to renew your licence plate sticker is going up again.

Important Changes to your Automobile Insurance

June 29, 2016

This is an IMPORTANT announcement for all Ontario Auto insurance policy holders.

Overland Water Coverage

June 1, 2016

Many of our property insurance companies are now offering Overland Water Coverage.

Proud to be a finalist in the 2016 Business Excellence Awards

May 13, 2016

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2016 Business Awards. Sutherland Insurance is nominated for Excellence in Business.

Emergency Claims info for Alberta wildfire clients

May 5, 2016

Insurers prepare to assess damage in Fort McMurray

Driverless cars - How will they impact insurance?

April 28, 2016

How will driverless cars impact insurance?

Provincial Budget and Insurance

February 29, 2016

Positive changes are ahead for auto insurance.

Insurance fraud in Toronto

February 27, 2016

Insurance fraud affects everyone's rates. Toronto clinic busted.

Solution for Uber Drivers

February 20, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer part-time Uber drivers proper insurance coverage.

Insurance Solution for Uber Drivers

January 6, 2016

Aviva to offer insurance solution for Uber drivers.

Commercial Insurance

Why Consultants Need Professional Liability

March 23, 2018

As the work force becomes more contract orientated, there has been an increase in independent consultants. These individuals are self-employed and hired by firms per project relating to their discipline.

Commercial Exposure - Insuring Buildings to Value

January 8, 2018

The value of commercial properties has increased significantly over the last two decades along with the cost of construction. Given the significant amount of investment, it is important for property owners to understand the importance of insuring to value.

Professional Liability

October 18, 2017

Let’s talk about Professional Liability. Also known as Error’s & Omission’s Insurance.

The Essentials of Business Insurance

August 14, 2016

What insurance is considered essential for a business?


How Police Will Handle Roadside Testing for Marijuana

November 16, 2018

If you’re over these limits – two nanograms of THC per millilitre of blood for a summary conviction (essentially a warning with an up to $1,000 fine) and five nanograms for a criminal conviction – you can be charged

Q- As a Landlord what do I need to know about insuring student occupied housing?

April 14, 2016

Insuring Student Housing

Insurer asks policy holders: Are you driving for Uber

January 4, 2016

Wawanesa Insurance is asking their clients whether or not they drive for Uber.