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 indices and other related information to better serve the needs of the insurance / reinsurance industries, public sector and other stakeholders.



2016/2017 Advisory Committee Members

Joel Baker
President & CEO,
MSA Research Inc. & CatIQ
Michael Brisebois
Global Head of Reinsurance
TD Insurance
Paul Cutbush
SVP Catastrophe Management,
Aon Benfield Analytics
Cara Low
VP, Corporate Actuarial & Appointed Actuary,
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Paul A. MacDonald
SVP & Chief Claims Officer,
RSA Insurance Group
Glenn McGillivray
Managing Director,
Balz Grollimund
Head Treaty Underwriting
Swiss Reinsurance Company Canada
Laura Twidle
Director of Catastrophic Loss Analysis,
CatIQ Inc.
Sean Russell
Managing Director,
Guy Carpenter & Company Ltd.
Eric Steen
EVP, Reinsurance,
Chris Rol
Senior Policy Advisor,
Rebecca Wagner
Associate Director, Prediction Services Operations - Central Region, MSC
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Latest News & Press Releases
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - CatIQ Announces Agreement with Aon Impact Forecasting
CatIQ and Aon Impact Forecasting have entered into an agreement whereby Aon Impact Forecasting's Canadian flood footprints will be made available as a layer on CatIQ's CatHUB module for the benefit of CatIQ's users effective immediately.  read more ...
Friday, May 12, 2017 - CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4 2018) Call for Topics
CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4 2018) issues a call for topics to help shape the agenda for the third annual conference. Responses are being collected via an online survey. The aim of C4 is to facilitate content-driven discussions to help foster collaboration before, during and after catastrophic events.  read more ...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - PERILS Enters Strategic Alliance with CatIQ; Provides Industry Losses for Canada
Zurich, 1 Feb 2017 – PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has today announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) to provide industry loss data for Canada via the PERILS Industry Loss Index Service. . read more ...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4 2017) Call for Topic Suggestions
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) is pleased to announce that after a very successful inaugural conference in 2016, CatIQ’s Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4) will be returning as an annual event. The goal of the conference remains the same, to bring together Industry, Academia, and all levels of Government to discuss natural and man-made catastrophes. read more ...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - CatIQ Provides Insured Loss Estimates on Canadian Catastrophes Since 2008
Now available on CatIQ’s Platform (, this release brings CatIQ’s detailed database to 69 catastrophic events (CATs) along with an additional 70 notable events (NEs) from Jan 1, 2008 to the present. Incurred losses relating to all events over the past eight years exceed C$11 billion, averaging C$1.4 billion per year (on a nominal basis). This rich dataset will prove invaluable to the Canadian and global insurance/reinsurance/ILS industries as well as other stakeholders dealing with catastrophe management. read more ...