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Apr 26 2022 Lecture /

TSA Technical Series: Re-Thinking Risk

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Online via Zoom

$15 General Admission, Free for TSA Members using code in April 6 Bulletin

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Design innovation is full of both rewards and risks, and balancing between them is a constant juggling act every practice must undertake. Join us for this one hour lecture as Bruce Palmer, Pro-Demnity’s President and CEO, shares with us a contemporary perspective on risk—an approach that takes into account both probability and impact. We will also learn about strategies and resources to help architects make informed decisions about the risks associated with practice.

At the end of this presentation, participants will:

  • Look at risk evaluation through a more contemporary lens
  • Understand how to harness current resources and apply knowledge in order to manage and mitigate risks
  • Have an improved awareness of the risks associated with practice

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About the Speaker:

Bruce Palmer, MBA, CRM, FCIP:

As the President and CEO of Pro-Demnity Insurance Company, Bruce H. Palmer leads a dedicated team serving the professional indemnity insurance needs for Ontario architects. Bruce is also active with the CIP Society and Insurance Institute of Ontario, and an avid supporter of WaterAid and the arts. Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Bruce spent his high school and university years in London, Ontario before moving to Mississauga.

Over the past three decades, Bruce has worked in a variety of insurance roles as a broker, risk consultant, director of insurance operations of a large Canadian general contractor, facilitated a global e-insurance team, and worked for several insurers in different capacities. Prior to joining Pro-Demnity in 2019, Bruce worked for several years with medical professionals and their insurance needs.

About Pro-Demnity Insurance Company 

Pro-Demnity Insurance Company provides the mandatory professional liability insurance to Ontario architects in accordance with provincial legislation. Although it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the OAA, it is an independent entity with its own Board of Directors. As an insurance company, it is regulated by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Pro-Demnity commenced operations in 1987 as an “Indemnity Plan” within the OAA. In 2003, the OAA transferred the operations to Pro-Demnity Insurance Company to continue to provide the mandatory insurance.


TSA MEMBERS: This event is free for TSA members using the discount code found in our April 6 e-bulletin! Not a member yet? Membership is open to everyone and you can join here (student memberships are free!).

OAA MEMBERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

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