Ontario Brokers Raise Awareness at Safe RIDE Check Point (December 16, 2010)

(Toronto, Ontario), December 16th, 2010. Today, Ontario insurance brokers joined the Toronto Police at the first RIDE spot check program of the holiday season. At this event, the Insurance Brokers of Toronto Region (IBTR) presented the Toronto Crime Stoppers with fleece blankets, an extremely useful item for emergency car kits during the winter season.

The purpose of the Toronto Crime Stoppers’ is to assist police solve crimes through providing the public with an anonymous outlet of revealing criminally significant information. Crime Stoppers guarantees the identity of the individual remains anonymous and potentially awards cash rewards if the tip provided is pertinent in solving a crime. In addition to the blankets donated to Toronto Crime Stoppers, IBTR handed out blankets to those drivers through the spot check who made the responsible decision not to drink and drive.

Every year, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) donates thousands of fleece blankets and volunteers their time to a variety of charities around the province. It is a reminder that insurance brokers are tremendously committed and active in their communities.

“We are thrilled to participate in the Toronto Police RIDE Check for the second year in a row,” stated Andrea Raspa, IBTR. “The Toronto Crime Stoppers is an essential program in our city and we are honoured to assist them in their efforts to protect our community.”

Insurance brokers are known for their commitment to their community and keeping Ontarians safe. Insurance brokers are consistent in providing support for local charities and as local independent business owners, the association’s members strongly believe in giving back to their community.
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The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is a ‘not for profit’ association that represents and serves the interests of over 11, 500 independent Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers in the Province of Ontario.

For more information, please contact:
Andrea Raspa
Insurance Brokers of Toronto Region
Telephone: 905.893.7257
E-mail: araspa@rogers.com