Tuesday Talks with Brian Etherington: Insurance Purchasing Cooperative

The very thought of Employee Benefit programs is akin to watching paint dry in the minds of many – until a serious claim occurs – which sharpens the attention of both employees and employers. It may come as a surprise to learn that employees repeatedly across Canada have indicated preference for a benefit plan or plan enhancement over a raise of greater financial heft. Why is this so? Because … [Read More...]

ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEURS

It has been my privilege over 47 years with Etherington Generations to work with committed entrepreneurial clients who possess vision; skill; determination; integrity; endeavour and leadership as well as an appetite for change. I have watched them employ thousands of people and generate significant prosperity which in turn fuels government tax coffers to support public education and health … [Read More...]

Tuesday Talks with Paul Etherington: 72 Years and Counting

When my Grandfather returned at the conclusion of the Second World War from serving six years overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery he contemplated a career in the financial sector and had narrowed his choice to the brokerage, banking or insurance industries. He was shocked to learn of the suicide of one of his best friends from their pre-war school days. This gentleman had a medical … [Read More...]

New drug benefit program coming to Ontario

    A new drug benefit program is coming to Ontario in January of 2018 which will provide the roughly four million Ontarians under the age of 24 with publicly funded drug coverage. The announcement, made by the Government of Ontario in the April 27th, 2017 Budget, outlined the new program called “OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare”, and will provide access to more than 4,400 … [Read More...]

Serious illness at a young age can trigger a financial crisis

  A serious illness at a young age can trigger a financial crisis Our ability to earn an income can be interrupted by disability, sickness or accident (see below link). SHARRATT, A. (2017, June1). A serious illness at a young age can trigger a financial crisis. The Toronto Star. Retrieved from www.thestar.com In that event people can become rapidly financially distressed in … [Read More...]

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ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEURS

It has been my privilege over 47 years with Etherington Generations to work with committed entrepreneurial clients who possess vision; skill; … [Read More...]

Philanthropic Giving in Canada Part 6 – Recap

As we have noted in the first article of this series, the three most significant motivating factors behind a donor's gift are a compassion for those … [Read More...]

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Top 10 things you need to know about motionball’s Marathon of Sports

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Transferring Risk

As previously reported, the prudence of transferring risk from the few to … [Read More...]

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Tuesday Talks with Brian Etherington: Insurance Purchasing Cooperative

The very thought of Employee Benefit programs is akin to watching paint dry in the minds of many – until a serious claim occurs – which sharpens the attention of both employees and employers. It may come as a surprise to learn that employees repeatedly across Canada have indicated preference for a benefit plan or […]

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Tuesday Talks with Brian Etherington: Risk Management-Ancient Origins & Modern Application

The transference or distribution of risk had its origins from Chinese and Babylonian sea traders in the 3rd Millennia BC who would redistribute their cargo across many vessels to mitigate loss from the sinking of any one vessel. 1,000 years later the merchants of Rhodes created the principle of  “General Averages” whereby a premium would […]

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Trusts: a significant role in passing on wealth

Many parents and grandparents today are concerned about inter-generational wealth planning. Trusts can play a significant role in passing on wealth and/or corporate interests to the next generation(s) in a controlled and private manner. The below article offers an excellent summary of these estate planning tools.   Brenda B. (2017, May 18). Why you may need or […]

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Top 10 things you need to know about motionball’s Marathon of Sports

  As an organization Etherington Generations directs a significant percentage of our time to the running of motionball, a volunteer lead organization we created that raises funding and awareness for Special Olympics in Canada.  Over the past 15+ years we have donated in excess of $8,000,000 to this amazing cause. Between May and October we […]