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Pet proof your home in 7 easy steps

As the colder months continue, many are looking for a furry companion to brighten up dark winter days. Before you bring home a new dog or cat, follow these seven steps to create a safe environment for your new family member.

Should you opt out of Direct Compensation Property Damage coverage?

Soon, Ontario drivers will have a new option to restrict coverage in the event of a collision—the option not to claim damages. In December 2022, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) announced that Ontario Policy Change Form (OPCF) 49 will give drivers the choice to opt out of Direct Compensation Property Damage (DCPD) coverage. Under OPCF 49, you can agree not to be compensated by your insurance company or anyone else, including anyone at fault for causing the damage or their insurance company. But what does that mean?

Winter driving safety: Snow plows

The Ontario government has amended the Highway Traffic Act to create a new offence, making it illegal for drivers to pass snow plows in formation with other plows. Read on to learn more about this amendment and other winter driving safety tips.

How to keep yourself healthy this cold and flu season

With cold and flu season upon us, it’s important to take care of your body and your mind - not just when you get sick, but before as well.

The Power of Vulnerability in Leadership

In today’s post-pandemic world authentic and compassionate leadership is paving the way to better self-care for leaders and staff, and ultimately better student outcomes. Starling Minds is here to help all leaders incorporate vulnerability to their Leader's Playbook. 

A Day of Remembrance

This year the OTIP Group of Companies (OGC) will be honouring those who have served and continue to serve our country with a $5,000 donation to the National Poppy Trust Fund.

Closing up the cottage? Follow this end-of-season checklist

If you’re a cottage owner, you’re probably getting ready to say goodbye to your cottage until next year. As you prepare to close up for the winter, complete the following checklist to ensure your cottage remains safe and secure until you’re ready to return.

Get back to active life and work solutions with Trainers Choice

OTIP is pleased to offer Trainers Choice to select OTIP-administered employee group benefit plans as an approved provider for medically necessary surgical and compression stockings.

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