The need to address the problem of mounting hail-related damage in Canada could not be more acute, as property owners and insurers have experienced hundreds of millions of dollars in hail damage in recent years and will likely see more hail damage in Canada going forward. This, not necessarily because of any projected increase in the number of hailstorms, but due to the increased concentration of assets in Canadian cities and suburban housing developments, and the ever-growing costs of replacing damaged and destroyed property.

Protect your home from Hail

Hail has affected every province and territory in Canada. The following provides info on key areas that may require attention in order t reduce the risk of hail damage to your home.

Hail Hazard Research Papers

Hail Climatology for Canada: An update

Hail Climatology for Canada: An update
David Etkin, York University
ICLR Paper Series – No. 59

Canada's Hail Climatology

Canada’s Hail Climatology: 1977 – 1993
David Etkin
Meteorological Service of Canada,
Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto

And

Soren Erik Brun
Department of Geography
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Paper Series – No. 14

The need to address the problem of mounting hail-related damage in Canada could not be more acute, as property owners and insurers have experienced hundreds of millions of dollars in hail damage in recent years and will likely see more hail damage in Canada going forward.

Protect your home from Hail

From an insurance perspective, most of the largest hail damage events recorded in Canada have occurred in the province of Alberta. Indeed, the top three most expensive hailers took place in that province. But this can lead to a false sense of security, as hail can affect every province and territory in Canada and, historically, has to some degree or another. Indeed, as the map indicates, the majority of hail days in Canada occur in British Columbia, Alberta, the Prairies and southern Ontario.

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Hail Hazard Research Papers

Hail Climatology for Canada: An update

Hail Climatology for Canada: An update
David Etkin, York University
ICLR Paper Series – No. 59

Canada's Hail Climatology

Canada’s Hail Climatology: 1977 – 1993
David Etkin
Meteorological Service of Canada,
Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto

And

Soren Erik Brun
Department of Geography
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Paper Series – No. 14

The IIBHS offers a variety of tools in its Open for Business™ program for small business owners. This program not only reduces potential disaster loses but also assists businesses to reopen quickly should disaster strike.

You may also request a FREE Open…for Business™ package – consisting of a pamphlet, disaster planning folder and guide – by writing to info@iclr.org or calling (416) 364-8677.

Open for Business™ Guide (PDF)

The Open for Business™ Guide contains important steps for business owners to take when reporting losses, assessing damages and returning to business.

Open for Business Guide