President’s Message

May 2018

Jennifer Graham

Happy Spring everyone….. it’s finally here!!

I wanted to start by saying a huge thank you to Kadey Schultz, Brian Cameron, Jane Cvijan, Dr. Mark Watson, Keith Elliott, Ava Hillier, Alec Gillen and Shawna Gillen, as well as our wonderful 6 jurors for their participation in our Mock Trial which was held on April 11, 2018. For those in attendance, I think you’ll agree it was extremely informative, and definitely entertaining ( in an educational way of course! ). Thank you also to Jason Frost and Chris MacAulay for all of their hard work in putting the event together. I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our newly elected Toronto Delegates, John Slattery, Carrie Evans and Matt Rienzo, and look forward to having them on our Executive team next year!

May is one of my favourite months – not only for the sights of green grass and the budding of leaves, and sounds of birds chirping but also the smell of flowers and lilacs in bloom. Fun fact – did you know that in any given year, no month ever begins or ends on the same day of the week as May does? May is also the gateway to summer!! There’s nothing more Canadian than heading to the cottage or gathering for a barbeque with family and friends to celebrate the “May 2-4 weekend”. The 2nd Sunday of May is also celebrated as International Mother’s Day. It is the time for people to thank mothers and mother figures who took the time to care for them and help them through life’s challenges – not that we shouldn’t be doing that every other day of the calendar.

Sadly, May also means that I’m nearing the end of my tenure as the President of the OIAA – I can’t believe that the time has flown by so very quickly. I’m going to take the time that I do have left in this position to fully appreciate what a wonderful association we have. Until my last and final President’s message in June, which I’m dreading to write, have a wonderful May and to all you mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

Jennifer Graham, CIP
President, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association