Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators

Who We Are

The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) is an 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.

The Chair of CCIR is Patrick Déry, Superintendent of Solvency, Autorité des marchés financiers, Québec. The Vice Chairs are, J. Scott Moore, Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Manitoba, Robert Bradley, Superintendent of Insurance, Prince Edward Island, Frank Chong, Vice President and Superintendent, Regulation, BC Financial Services Authority and Huston Loke, Executive Vice President, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of 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 two Policy Managers and an Administrative Coordinator. The Secretariat provides research, project management, technical and administrative support for CCIR’s initiatives.

The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators 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 Joint Forum for more information.