Welcome to CatIQ

Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) delivers detailed analytical and meteorological information on Canadian natural and man-made catastrophes. Through its online subscription-based application, CatIQ combines comprehensive insured loss and exposure indices, as well as other related information, to better serve the needs of the insurance / reinsurance industries, public sector and other stakeholders.


2018/2019 Advisory Committee Members

Joel Baker
President & CEO,
MSA Research Inc. and
CatIQ Inc.
Kim Court
Catastrophe Exposure Analysis,
Northbridge Financial Corporation
Paul Cutbush
SVP, Catastrophe Management,
Balz Grollimund
Head Treaty Underwriting
Swiss Reinsurance Company Canada
Ryaz Mohamed
Director, Corporate Reinsurance,
Co-operators Group
Mazdak Moini
Vice President,
Commercial Lines and Reinsurance,
Aviva Canada
Glenn McGillivray
Managing Director,
Matthew Pittana
CatIQ Inc.
Alison Porter
SVP, Head of Treaty,
SCOR Canada Reinsurance.
Chris Rol
Senior Policy Advisor,
Sean Russell
Managing Director,
Guy Carpenter & Company Ltd.
Eric Steen
EVP, Reinsurance, 
Alex J. Todd
Property and Special Risks Executive Canada,
AIG Canada
Laura Twidle
Director of Catastrophic Loss Analysis,
CatIQ Inc.
Rebecca Wagner
Associate Director, Prediction Services Operations - Central Region, MSC, 
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Latest News & Press Releases
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - CatIQ Issues Annual Update of Insurance Industry Exposure Database for Canada
Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) today released the annual update of its Canadian insurance Industry Exposure Database (IED), developed with the support of the Canadian P&C industry and in partnership with Zurich-based PERILS AG. The IED now contains 2018 year-end estimates of Canadian industry property sums insured. As in the 2017 and 2016 year-end datasets, the industry property sums insured are by: • Canada Post Forward Sortation Area (FSA) • Peril (windstorm, hail, fire, flood, sewer back-up, earthquake and volcanic eruption) • Line of business (personal, commercial, and motor hull) • Cover type (building, vehicle, contents, business interruption and additional living expense, where applicable) read more ...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - More Than a 35% Increase in Attendance Year-Over-Year at The Canadian Catastrophe Conference, CatIQ
Toronto (February 7, 2019) – The fourth annual Canadian catastrophe conference, CatIQ Connect, was held over three days this week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More than 270 delegates attended the event, including catastrophe risk professionals and emergency managers from across Canada, the United States, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The number of participants at this event has increased by more than 35% year-over-year and signals the importance and relevance of catastrophe planning in Canada. read more ...
Monday, January 14, 2019 - Catastrophe Stakeholders Attend CatIQ Connect to Hear David Phillips
Toronto (January 14, 2019) – A total of 220 delegates have already registered to attend the fourth annual CatIQ Connect, taking place February 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The overall themes of CatIQ Connect are on catastrophe preparedness and resiliency, risk management tools, and helping stakeholder and policy makers work together for the greater good of all Canadians.  read more ...
Monday, October 15, 2018 - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities to Host the Workshop at CatIQ Connect on Feb 4
Toronto (October 15, 2018) - On the final day of summer, 6 tornadoes tore across eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Among the tornadoes was an EF3 which caused extensive damage and injuries from Kinburn, ON to Gatineau, QC. In addition, there was an EF2 that severely damaged a hydro station and many homes in Nepean, ON. Extreme weather can happen anytime and anywhere and, since over 80% of Canadians live in municipalities, major impacts can be felt when a disaster strikes in these populated areas.

CatIQ is thrilled to announce that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will host an interactive workshop at CatIQ Connect on February 4, 2019. This engaging workshop will provide ...  read more ...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - FSA-Level Industry Loss Estimates Released for Fort McMurray Wildfire and May 2018 Southern Ontario
Toronto (August 23, 2018) – Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ)  today released its first insurance industry loss estimates at the level of Canada Post Forward Sortation Areas (FSAs), for the Fort McMurray Wildfire and the May 2018 Southern Ontario and Quebec Windstorm. Primary insurers participating with CatIQ’s Industry Exposure Database (IED) were surveyed to produce these estimates, 2 years after the wildfire and 90 days after the windstorm. Subscribers to CatIQ’s IED can now compare estimates of the insurance industry’s property exposure and loss by FSA for these events. read more ...