The 2020 Annual Convention has been cancelled
OMIA, Farm Mutual Re, CAMIC and Collectivfide have elected to cancel the events associated with the 138th Annual Convention, scheduled to take place on March 25th, 26th and 27th at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto. Thank you for your patience and input as we analyzed how best to respond.
We regret the missed opportunity to hold this annual celebration of mutual spirit, but the risks to our convention attendees, families, and the general population are of greater concern. As with all challenges, we will learn and grow from our collective response.
You are responsible for cancelling or dealing with any travel and accommodation arrangements you have made. We will be alerting the Sheraton to expect room cancellations over the coming days. Room cancellations should not result in any cancellation fees from the Sheraton.
At present we are considering convening meetings for our respective AGM’s (Farm Mutual Re, OMIA, Fire Mutuals Guarantee Fund, Collectivfide) on either March 25th or 26th. At present we are considering either limited attendance events in Cambridge, or electronic meetings. Each organization has different regulatory requirements, so this is a work in progress, but if you are a voting member of one of these organizations please hold those days open.
It may also be possible that different dates or formats may have to be considered. We will provide updates over the coming days.
Queen’s Park Day
March 3, 2020
Queen’s Park, Toronto
By visiting Queens Park and talking to MPP’s, we can voice our concerns on issues that impact our industry and explain the impact government decisions have on policyholders. We appreciate the support you provide in sending one or more delegates. Our mutual message depends on your commitment to this event.
London Farm Show
March 4-6, 2020
Western Fair District, London
The London Farm Show is the largest spring farm show in eastern Canada, and of course we’ll be there, promoting the mutual difference.
The trade show will be hosted at the BMO Centre for the third year.
The Ontario Mutuals booth is #1013.
Ottawa Valley Farm Show
March 17-19, 2020
EY Centre, Ottawa
This show has been cancelled.
March 25-27, 2020
Sheraton Centre, Toronto
We look forward to seeing everyone for another dynamic three days at the Sheraton Centre. In addition to the very important AGM itself, members can attend educational sessions, listen to exceptional speakers and catch-up with their mutual colleagues.
June 1-3, 2020
Kingbridge Centre, King City
A member favourite, the Managers Conference is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and talk about the challenges and successes the mutuals have encountered. Held, once again, at the Kingbridge Centre in King City.
OMIA Annual Golf Tournament
June 17, 2020
Copetown Woods Golf Club, Copetown
Opened in June of 2003, Copetown Woods Golf Club represents not only one of the newest championship courses in south-western Ontario, but also one of the finest. It is consistently ranked among the top golfing values in all of Ontario.
Don’t miss out; this year is bound to sell out quickly. Member invites will be emailed in the first week of April and to partners (providing there is room) after members have had a chance to register.
Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show
September 15-17, 2020
Canada’s Outdoor Park, Woodstock
Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show marks the return to fall. This is the country’s largest outdoor agricultural trade show, on 100 acres. Livestock demonstrations, 6 acres of crop plots and a 26 acre field of machinery in action all work together to draw tens of thousands of visitors, mostly working farmers looking for the latest and best in farm management. Again, we’ll have a booth in the FCC Industry Pavilion.
International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
October 14-17, 2020 **NEW DATES**
Lindsay Fair Grounds, Lindsay
This year, Lindsay will be home to the 103rd IPM, following Thanksgiving in October. The fairgrounds have existing structures in place so the set-up will be a little different, however visitors will still be able to enjoy horse and tractor plowing, the tented city, antiques, entertainment, quilting, wagon tours and more.
Ontario Mutuals is a Proud Presenting Partner and will have a space with information, games and entertainment.
October 21-22, 2020
Sheraton Hotel, Toronto
The IBAO is celebrating 100 years, and this is your event to interact with current and potential brokers and colleagues. OMIA will set up the trade show portion again and will coordinate another Hospitality Suite.
President’s & Manager’s Meeting
October 25-27, 2020
Doubletree Hotel & The London Convention Centre, London
The Presidents & Managers Meeting will feature a line-up of top speakers, useful sessions and opportunities to share mutual camaraderie – this year in beautiful London, Ontario.