Spreading Good Cheer

Spreading Good Cheer

Spreading Good Cheer

Given the time of year, I recently had a chance to sit down to watch my all-time favourite Christmas cartoon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the classic 1966 adaptation of the children’s book by Dr. Seuss.  No, not the more recent Hollywood interpretations, the original real McCoy.  Guess I was around 3 when it first came out, and although at first terrified by the Grinch, I have always enjoyed both the cartoon and the message of the importance of Christmas spirit ever since.

It doesn’t matter where you are from, or what your faith is, or whether you even celebrate Christmas, or another equivalent tradition. The central theme of the Grinch, or the similar message of the 1843 Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, is really about goodwill towards others:  being generous, kind, charitable, forgiving, spreading joy and good cheer,  all of which are actions we have the ability to control.   Whatever your belief, this time of year is a wonderful opportunity to be reminded of how important these are as the foundation for building a caring and welcoming community. We can each do our part.

 

Slow Down and be Grateful

That message should be of utmost importance to everyone, yet, sadly it seems to me to be slowly eroding.  Maybe it’s the increased stress in our lives, but we all seem to be rushing about looking after ourselves and less about our community.  I fear we’re becoming more Grinch-like in the process.

This is such a good time to slow down, take stock of our circumstance, and be grateful for what we have and who we are.

 

The “No Grinch Allowed” Policy

It makes me think about our efforts here at Trisura since we started the company 13 years ago.  We have worked hard to build a supportive culture that puts you first, because we realize that without you, we have no business.  Our noble purpose is to deliver exceptional experiences to all  our stakeholders based on developing long and deep mutually beneficial relationships.   We have embraced what we feel are meaningful core values and guiding principles to ensure we stay on the right track.   We care about you and your business, we listen to your point of view and we work to find solutions.  We want you to be successful and want to help you achieve success.  We have a “no-jerks allowed” hiring policy (AKA a “no-Grinch allowed” policy) and we try to make an active and positive contribution to our community.

Thank you – we are so fortunate and grateful that you have embraced our approach.   We very much appreciate your support.  I feel like the reformed Grinch, when he got to carve the roast beast.

On behalf of the Trisura family to you and yours, we wish you the best of the holiday season and a wonderful 2019.

 

 

 

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company named a Caring Company by Imagine Canada

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company named a Caring Company by Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada has identified Trisura as a Caring Company. This recognition is Canada’s premier public expression in leadership and excellence in community investment.  To be a part of this select group, an organization must contribute at least 1% of pre-tax profit to activities or initiatives that support the communities in which employees live and work.

Philanthropy has been an aspect of Trisura’s identity since its founding in 2006. It is referenced in Trisura’s corporate guiding principles to “make an active contribution to the communities in which we live and work”. As part of the Caring Company designation, Trisura will continue to ensure that community enrichment continues to play a pivotal role in upholding the standard for corporations in the Canadian Insurance Industry.

“We are honoured to join the ranks of the impressive list of Imagine Canada’s Caring Companies,” said Cindy Grant, VP of Human Resources at Trisura. “Trisura employees embrace the idea of community, charity and giving, with the same passion, dedication and focus we give to our business. This makes for a rewarding, fulfilling and satisfying place to be.”

 

 

Gingerbread House Invitational Cup Gallery

Gingerbread House Invitational Cup Gallery

Trisura’s Annual Gingerbread Invitational Cup 2018

The Santa hats and ugly Christmas sweaters were pulled out of the closet to ring in the holiday season with Trisura’s annual Gingerbread House making contest. Brokers and Trisura employees from the Calgary and Vancouver areas did their best to build gingerbread masterpieces and claim the top prize of the Gingerbread Invitational Cup and their name on the trophy! Enjoy the holiday spirit by viewing some of the best pictures from the events.