The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) is an inter-jurisdictional association of insurance regulators.
The mandate of the CCIR is to facilitate and promote an efficient and effective insurance regulatory system in Canada to serve the public interest. We work together to develop solutions to common regulatory issues.
The CCIR traces its history back to 1914 when the Superintendents of Insurance from the four western provinces met “to discuss ways and means to secure uniformity in the laws relating to contracts of insurance.” By 1917 Ontario had joined what was then called The Association of Provincial Superintendents of Insurance of the Dominion of Canada. Over the following decades the name changed several times and the association expanded to include all of the provinces and territories and the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. By 1989 the newly renamed Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators had achieved its current form.
As of July 3, 2012, the Interim Chair of CCIR is Carolyn Rogers, CEO and Superintendent , Financial Institutions Commission, British Columbia. The Vice Chairs are, Doug Murphy, Superintendent of Insurance, Nova Scotia, Carolyn Rogers, Superintendent of Pensions, British Columbia and Philip Howell, Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent of Financial Services, Ontario.
CCIR’s strategic plan describes a vision for the organization into the future, outlining priorities and initiatives to be undertaken over a three year planning period.
CCIR has a permanent Secretariat staffed by a Policy Manager and an Administrative Coordinator. The Secretariat provides research, project management, technical and administrative support for CCIR’s initiatives.
The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) is one of the three members of the Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators (Joint Forum). The other Joint Forum members are the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). It also includes representation from the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations (CISRO).
The Joint Forum was established as a mechanism through which pension, insurance and securities regulators could co-ordinate, harmonize and streamline the regulation of financial products and services in Canada. . Please visit http://jointforum.ca for more information.