ClearRisk McGannon Press Release

ClearRisk is very pleased to announce an annual donation of $5000 to the William H. McGannon Foundation to help risk management students across Canada access educational opportunities such as the RIMS Canada Conference. This donation is being made in the name of Joseph P. Hardy in honour of his tireless efforts over many decades to further the cause of risk management and risk management education in Canada.

Joe is one of the pioneers of risk management in North America. His risk management career goes back to 1982 trail blazing risk management as some of Canada’s oldest, largest and most iconic businesses, such as the Hudson’s Bay Company, Carling O'Keefe (Molson's), and Maple Leaf Foods. Joe has been a tireless volunteer his whole life, dedicating himself to furthering the profession about which he is so passionate. He was a founder and Board member of the McGannon Foundation, and has always loved spending time mentoring students. Joe was a long-time member of the RIMS Canada Council, and Director of RIMS.

“It is a privilege to make this ongoing donation to the McGannon Foundation in Joe Hardy’s name”, said ClearRisk CEO, Craig Rowe. “ClearRisk has always promoted risk management education, and has hired dozens of students over the years. Joe is a long-time friend and mentor to me, and he’s been a key advisor to ClearRisk from the start. He is an Icon in Canadian Risk Management, and a mentor to many of today’s leading risk managers.”

According to William H. McGannon Foundation Chair, Joseph Restoule “The McGannon Foundation is pleased to receive this donation from ClearRisk in Joe Hardy’s honour. Joe has a long history with the McGannon Foundation, so it is very fitting that this annual donation will help risk management students to advance their studies and ultimate careers as risk professionals.”

About ClearRisk 
ClearRisk provides a full suite of cloud-based software solutions for managing risks, claims, incidents, vendors, fleet, assets, certificates of insurance, & more. Customers report up to a 95% reduction in time saved from previous manual environments and systems and a 50% reduction (hundreds of thousands of dollars) per year in the total cost of risk.

ClearRisk is built by Risk Managers, for Risk Managers. Our CEO, Craig Rowe, was a former Risk Manager at the City of St. John’s. He recognized a need for an effective and cost-efficient alternative to address risk and claims management for organizations without budget for one of the big systems. ClearRisk serves 300+ organizations across North America, with a strong focus on local governments & property groups. 

ClearRisk is a Certified B Corp committed to an inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace that is committed to supporting and respecting employees and partners. ClearRisk was founded in 2006 with headquarters in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

About the McGannon Foundation
The William H. McGannon Foundation (the Foundation) was established in 2003 to provide resources in the form of scholarships, research grants and student involvement to advance risk management by way of education, research, mentorship and work experience programs.

It is modelled after the Spencer Foundation in the U.S. and acts independently from Spencer and RIMS. It is a registered Canadian Foundation with charitable status.

The long-term goal of the McGannon Foundation is to establish chairs of Insurance and Risk Management at major universities across Canada.

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