Municipal Risk Management
Municipal liability and risk management issues cost municipalities millions of dollars every year. Local governments must be aware of new and emerging risk management issues to help them effectively reduce the frequency and severity of claims. LAS and Frank Cowan Company partner together to offer municipalities access to information that promotes continuing awareness and action related to risk management.
Visit the Events section periodically to see if there are any upcoming risk management events.
LAS also encourages municipalities to subscribe to the Frank Cowan Company (FCC) Centre of Excellence. This online resource is dedicated to supplying municipalities with relevant, professional information on important risk issues.
Municipalities are targets of litigation because they are perceived as “deep pocket” defendants with unlimited resources. A better understanding of risk management issues, trends, and best practices, can help your organization address a key cause of rising insurance costs by helping you control the ‘cost of risk’.
This partnership helps municipalities remain up to date about risk management trends by having access to Frank Cowan Company’s risk management library. The Centre of Excellence contains resources for:
- Engineering/Public Works
- Parks & Recreation
- Water & Wastewater
- Facilities Management
- Public Safety & Transportation
- Social Services
- Special Events
For further information, please contact Fernanda Lazzaro, Customer Service Representative, 416.971.9856 x369.
All documents and information is provided as part of LAS’ education/awareness partnership with Frank Cowan Company. These documents provide an opinion on key municipal risk management issue but are not meant to provide any form of legal opinion or official interpretation. For definitive interpretations or opinions we encourage you to contact your legal counsel. Documents are all rights reserved.