Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is woven into our DNA.

At Acrisure we strive toward a culture of inclusion that recognizes and appreciates all manners of unique colleague backgrounds, viewpoints and circumstances.

As we have done with other culture celebrations and honors such as Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness, Asian American Pacific Islanders Month, in June we are recognizing colleagues who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. We see you; we respect you.

Check out this timeline of 150 years of LGBTQ+ history, paying tribute to the past, present, and future.

How can you recognize Pride Month

You can familiarize yourself with definitions and language commonly used by the LGBTQ+ community. You can show support for the community by also shopping at retail stores giving back to nonprofit organizations. Check out this resource list of LBGTQ+ owned businesses, and a glossary to show your support.

 

Learn definitions LGBTQ+ Glossary of Terms

LGBTQ+ Resource List.docx

Alright, let’s be real for a minute. When was the last time you looked up at your roof? Your roof plays a crucial role in protecting your home from the elements, but we often overlook its maintenance. In this blog post, we’ll explore the potential risks of neglecting your roof, the problems that can arise, and the steps you can take to safeguard your investment.

 

Identifying Potential Issues:

Take a moment to assess your roof. Are your shingles old and brittle? Are your gutters full? Do you notice any sagging or uneven areas? These issues may seem small, but they can lead to serious damage over time. Your roof acts as the first line of defense against the elements, and any weak points can allow water to seep in, resulting in devastating consequences. Mold, mildew, damage to ceilings and attics, as well as electrical and structural issues, are just a few examples of the problems that can arise from unwanted water entering your home.

 

Beyond Age: Other Factors to Consider:

While the age of your roof is certainly a factor, it’s important to note that severe weather conditions and high winds can also cause damage. Shingles can lift, creating weak points in your roof. Additionally, large aging trees near your property pose a risk. To prevent damage from falling limbs, it’s advisable to trim these trees and keep them away from any structures. If there is a significant risk of trees falling on your home or neighboring structures, you may need to consider their removal.

 

Insurance Implications:

It’s crucial to understand that insurance policies typically do not cover claims resulting from a lack of home maintenance. In fact, if your roof is in disrepair or shows signs of neglect, your insurance company may even consider canceling your policy. This can have serious implications and is something you definitely want to avoid. By prioritizing regular roof maintenance, you can protect yourself from potential insurance complications.

 

Seeking Professional Advice:

If you ever have doubts about the condition of your roof, it’s always a good idea to have it inspected by a professional. They can provide you with valuable advice and assess any damage that needs to be repaired. By addressing issues in their early stages, you can prevent them from becoming larger and more expensive problems down the line. Furthermore, professionals can provide you with estimates for necessary repairs, allowing you to plan and budget accordingly.

 

By staying proactive and keeping up with regular roof maintenance, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect your home, yourself, and your family from potential risks and costly scenarios. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense, and by investing in its care, you’ll be safeguarding your biggest investment. Don’t underestimate the importance of a well-maintained roof – it’s the key to a secure and comfortable home for years to come.

 

Remember, next time you look up at your roof, take a moment to appreciate its significance and consider the steps you can take to keep it in top shape.

 

 

https://ecosprayinsulation.ca/blog/causes-effects-of-a-leaky-roof/?gad_source=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9rzYl4TbhAMVHzrUAR2LewxrEAAYBCAAEgI77vD_BwE

 

https://sheegogcontracting.com/blog/top-7-causes-of-roof-damage/

 

“No voice is too soft when that voice speaks for others.”- Janna Cachola

In order to be the best we can be, it’s important that everyone has the space and chance to make an impact. We are a powerful collective voice when we work together to advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

March is Women’s History Month, which celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of women around the world. We’re proud to highlight the work of our women colleagues not just this month but throughout the year.

Watch this special video message from some of our Platform Leadership to learn about how we’re creating opportunity and inspiring inclusion at Acrisure.

 

Women’s Month Kickoff Video 2024 (brightcove.net)

Black history in Canada

Black Canadians and their communities have been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage and identity since the arrival of Mathieu Da Costa, a navigator, and interpreter, whose presence in Canada dates back to the early 1600s.

The role of Black people and their communities in Canada has largely been ignored as a key part of Canada’s history. There is little mention that some of the Loyalists who came here after the American Revolution and settled in the Maritimes were people of African descent, nor the fact that many soldiers of African descent made many sacrifices in wartime as far back as the War of 1812.

Few people in Canada are aware of the fact that African people were once enslaved in the territory that is now known as Canada, or of how those who fought enslavement helped to lay the foundation of Canada’s diverse and inclusive society.

Black History Month is a time to learn more about these Canadian stories and the many other important contributions that Black Canadians and their communities have made to the history and continued growth of this country.

Recognizing Black History Month in Canada

In 1978, the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) was established. Its founders, including Dr. Daniel G. Hill and Wilson O. Brooks, presented a petition to the City of Toronto to have February formally proclaimed as Black History Month. In 1979, the first-ever Canadian proclamation was issued by Toronto.

The first Black History Month in Nova Scotia was observed in 1988 and later renamed African Heritage Month in 1996.

In 1993, the OBHS successfully filed a petition in Ontario to proclaim February as Black History Month. Following that success, Rosemary Sadlier, president of the OBHS, introduced the idea of having Black History Month recognized across Canada to the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament.

In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion introduced by Dr. Augustine. The House of Commons carried the motion unanimously.

In February 2008, Senator Donald Oliver, the first Black man appointed to the Senate, introduced the Motion to Recognize Contributions of Black Canadians and February as Black History Month. It received unanimous approval and was adopted on March 4, 2008. The adoption of this motion completed Canada’s parliamentary position on Black History Month.

“About Black History Month – Canada.ca”

It’s a new year, and a perfect opportunity to reflect on our values here at Direct Link—the values which allow us to confidently support our Acrisure Partners.

 

These values instruct the way we approach every client, every colleague, every scenario. Throughout the year, we strive to cultivate healthy, dynamic working relationships between our employees and leadership team. Trust like this is built in the smallest of moments—through consistent check-ins with each other, and modelling the open and flexible culture we promote.

This year we’ve expanded our leadership team! We believe in promoting and investing in the talent we’ve already acquired, even as we continue to meet with prospective new employees. What an exciting period of growth this has been for us!

As we reflect on this past year—on what we’ve accomplished and what we’ve learned—we remember that insurance is an industry of relationships, built on both trust and expertise.

We wish you and yours all the best in 2024!

This week our Direct Link team was able to virtually join together for some holiday cheer, sharing stories and celebrating the successes of 2023!!! Throughout the year, we cultivate an environment of closeness and camaraderie—not just through big events like our celebrations, but also in the small moments and in our daily practices. We have team members in different countries, working across different jurisdictions, who are communicating with each other and building networks of connection, genuine friendship and mentoring. And it all culminated in a warm and cozy holiday event featuring games, some show ‘n’ tell, lots of laughter and storytelling. We’re so incredibly proud of our team, and we’re looking forward to growing even more in 2024!!

Acrisure Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Greg Williams recently shared his vision for the Company, the keys to Acrisure’s success and the importance of investing in the community along the way in an interview with Leader’s Magazine.

“I co-founded Acrisure recognizing there was a better way to build a business. Specifically, by aligning my interests with like-minded entrepreneurs, we could fulfill the financial and business building ambitions of both parties . . . This innovative and entrepreneurial culture is what drives our insatiable desire to provide solutions to our clients in whatever form – human or digital – our clients desire.” – Greg Williams

 

Read Full Interview here.

 

 

On Saturday August 26th we hosted our 3rd annual Employee Appreciation Event at the Toronto Blue Jays Game where our team members were able to connect and enjoy an amazing game won by our Toronto Blue Jays in our amazing space at the Rogers Centre.  We were joined by our EVP. Erik Bristow from Acrisure Home Office, our Sr. Director Jacqueline Stephens and the Acrisure Re team also located in Toronto.

 

We look forward to celebrating with the team at our next event!!

 

 

 

 

                                

 

A big shout out to our Account Manager Tammy on an another  amazing compliment from a happy Eastern/All Point Insurors’ client.

WOOO HOO TAMMY !!!🎉🎉🎉

Good morning,

I understand that Tammy Mills reports to you both and I felt the need to reach out to make it known how wonderful she is to work with. I had called Tammy this morning to cancel my home owners policy. I have been a customer for over 20 years, but my policy was just too expensive. She was sympathetic to my situation and very supportive if I ever wanted to come back, if I was not happy with my new company. 

Additionally, I had a situation about 6 months ago with my mortgage company not processing my home owners payment and I was close to being cancelled. Tammy went above and beyond to help rectify the situation, all the while keeping me updated and well informed about the resolution. She was extremely responsive, attentive, knowledgeable, thorough and just a simple pleasure to work with. 

It is not everyday that I experience exceptional customer service but every time I have talked to Tammy Mills, that is exactly what I received. You are very lucky to have her as an employee and she is a true asset to your company.”

 

Regards,

D.