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
Carolyn Rennie
Managing Director,
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, 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 ...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - Registration Now Open for C4 2016
With the help of the CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4) expert Senior Advisory Committee, CatIQ announced that registration is now open for C4 2016. The full two-day event will provide attendees with a content driven platform to foster collaboration before, during and after catastrophic events.  read more ...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - Save the Date: CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4)
It is no question that the frequency and severity of natural and man-made catastrophes in Canada has been on the rise. Annual insured losses in Canada over $1 billion dollars are becoming the norm and extreme events like the Calgary and Toronto Floods in 2013 have caused unprecedented economic impacts. These catastrophic events, which directly impact the Canadian public, require industry, academia and all levels of government to work together before, during and after these events. read more ...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - New CatWATCH™ Alerts Forecast & Monitor Potential Canadian Catastrophes
Toronto (May 14, 2015) – Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) today released the first phases of two brand new features to its online subscription-based Platform ( CatWATCH™ and Analysis Dashboard.

CatIQ reports on natural and man-made disasters causing catastrophic damage and provides catastrophe (CAT)1 or notable event (NE)2 declarations based on estimated property losses. When CatIQ declares an event, a plethora of information is available on CatIQ’s Platform including a geographic footprint, initial bulletin with meteorological insight (if applicable), and related media. Although CatIQ’s detailed reporting is available within 1-2 days of the event, there is a need for more real-time information.
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