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.

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.

Program Benefits

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:

  • Contracts
  • Engineering/Public Works
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Facilities Management
  • Arenas
  • Public Safety & Transportation
  • Social Services
  • Special Events

Risk Management Events

LAS partners with Frank Cowan Company to offer risk management solutions for municipalities. Risk Management Symposiums occur every two years, so stay tuned to possible risks that may affect your municipality. Stay tuned for a 2021 date!

Visit the Events section periodically to see if there are any upcoming risk management events.


For further information, please contact Fernanda Lazzaro, Customer Service Representative,  416.971.9856 x369.

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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.