Risk Management and Insurance in Canada

Coleen Clark     

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-55322-216-3 (2010)
416 pages, 1000 g, 8.5 X 11, $52.50 (US$42.00)

A perfect textbook for risk management programs, Risk Management and Insurance in Canada provides a balanced introduction to the subject — from identifying and analyzing potential risk exposures to assessing the alternatives for dealing with them.

Through an in-depth survey of commonly available homeowner, commercial, and life insurance contracts, the rights and obligations of the parties to an insurance policy are examined. Subsequent discussions enable the reader to determine the type and optimal amount of coverage they would need.

Much of the book is punctuated with a series of “real life” examples that are designed to focus the discussion on realistic situations that readers can relate to. To further enhance learning, each chapter concludes with a series of concept and application questions. Where applicable, numeric answers are provided to allow readers to practice and check their work.

This text meets the specific knowledge requirements for insurance set by the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) for the Certified Financial Planner© (CFP©) national examination.

Table of Contents   top



1. Risk, Risk Management and Insurance

2. Backdrop to Insurance and Insurance Law

3. Automobile Insurance

4. Homeowners Insurance

5. Commercial Insurance

6. Health Care

7. Income Protection Plans

8. Life Insurance

9. Insurance Operations


Acronyms and Glossary


Instructor Resources   top

An online instructor's manual containing solutions to the questions and problems is available for instructors.

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About the Author   top

Coleen Clark, MBA, CFP, is an assistant professor of finance at Ryerson University specializing in personal finance. Professor Clark developed Ryerson’s Financial Planning program, which, is registered with the Financial Planners Standards Council. Graduates of the program are qualified to write the national Certified Financial Planner® examination. Professor Clark has been working closely with the FPSC to develop educational programs that ensure financial planners in Canada are of the highest quality. Before joining Ryerson, Professor Clark worked extensively in the private sector in manufacturing and as a consultant to small business.

Both of her textbooks, Retirement and Estate Planning in Canada 2e, and Risk Management and Insurance in Canada are written to fill gaps in these fields by providing a detailed overview of these areas. Written with her students’ professional future in mind, the books also meet the educational requirements for CFP® examination.