2023 President's Message

Saskatchewan, "The Land of Living Skies", well known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets, is home to this exciting RIMS chapter. SKRIMS is committed to continuing to offer networking opportunities and provide educational content for our members.

2022 was a very exciting year for SKRIMS as we celebrated our 40th anniversary as a Chapter and we got to meet in person for the first time in almost 3 years.  We continued to host a variety of events to meet our members needs.  We held 6 virtual Lunch and Learns, 1 virtual social event (wine tasting), 2 in person chapter meetings and the 2nd annual SKRIMS Golf Day at Elbow Golf and Country Club.

SKRIMS is pleased to continue to provide an exciting line up of virtual monthly Lunch and Learn presentations this year, the annual golf day and two in person meetings - the AGM in May/June in Saskatoon and the Holiday Social in November in Regina.

SKRIMS has just launched its Mentoring Program that was announced last fall.  Thank you to everyone who signed up as a mentor or mentee.

At the December Holiday Event, I was pleased to announce a NEW Contest for 2023 open to all SKRIMS members residing in Saskatchewan. 

  • You could WIN a RIMS Canada Conference Registration and Hotel expenses up to $2,000!
  • For every SKRIMS event that you attend between January 2023 and the AGM in May/June 2023, eligible SKRIMS members will receive an entry to the draw for the contest. (Example: Jane Smith attends 2 virtual lunch and learns, 1 networking event and the AGM. She will receive 4 entries to the draw for the contest). 
  • Draw will be held in-person at the AGM in Saskatoon in May/June 2023.
  • Please contact any board member if you have questions or would like more information.

Thank you for your continued support and a special thank you to the board for all your support and assistance in 2022.

Here’s to a great 2023.

Katherine Dawal

SKRIMS President



Every SKRIMS session you attend gets your name entered for a chance to win your way to Ottawa RIMS Canada Conference! Contact Katherine for more details.


SKRIMS is excited to host the Annual General Meeting along with a professional development workshop.

 When: Tuesday, May 16th

Where: K+S Potash Canada, 220 Wall Street, Saskatoon, SK

Cost: Free to SKRIMS professional and associate members, non-members are invited to attend for a $100 fee which will be refunded back if the non-member becomes a SKRIMS member within 30 days following the AGM and workshop.

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, May 9th to katherine.dawal@nfp.com


12:00-1:00pm in-house lunch/networking

1:00-1:30pm AGM and draw for Win your Way to Ottawa RIMS Canada Conference

1:30-3:00pm Communicating with Influence Workshop by Brett Elmgrem, President of AXOM Leadership.


  • Identify how to connect and influence others through optimal communication practices
  • Identify how to “influence without authority”, with a specific focus on an executive audience
  • Develop the ability to flex communication approach and messaging to different personality styles


  • The basics of communication – Personal story
  • How to connect with others – “Seek to understand, before seeking to be understood”
  • The neuroscience of communication and influence – What connects with others
  • 3 keys to influencing others – Credibility, experience and relationships
  • Flexing your approach – Personality styles and the communication needs of others
  • Practical application – Identifying strategies to communicate with impact to your audience
  • Closing message

Please advise if you will be attending lunch and if you have any dietary restrictions.

We will be drawing the for Win your Way to Ottawa RIMS Canada conference, so the AGM is your last chance at gaining an entry into the draw.

We are attempting to set up the meeting with a virtual Teams option, however, this is not yet confirmed. Please let us know if you wish to attend via Teams.

April Lunch and Learn

A big thank you to Lynn Oldfield, President and CEO, AIG Insurance Company of Canada for joining SKRIMS on April 18th to share her wisdom and a look back at her 40+ year career in insurance.  

Here is a document that Lynn referenced during the discussion regarding IBC’s summary of the regulatory agenda for the coming years.


A big Thank You to Michael Brennan, President and CEO of Great Western Brewery for his great presentation on resiliency and risk management and for the fantastic sample kit that he provided to all participants for the February 15th virtual event.

Atlanta   April 30 - May 3




2022 SKRIMS Golf Day

The SKRIMS 2022 Golf Day was another great success.  A special thank you to our sponsors:
Aon      BFL    Claimspro      Crawford      Evanya Consulting Ltd.      FlashTech Ltd.      IBAS
Marsh      Midwest      NFP      SGI      Steege XP      Suncorp

SKRIMS 40th Anniversary Celebration

On May 12, 2022, current and former members and guests of SKRIMS met at Mosaic Stadium in Regina to celebrate our 40th anniversary as a RIMS Chapter.  We were delighted to have Steve Pottle, Chair of the RIMS Canada Council, join us for this celebration.

Vision Statement

To be recognized as the leading organization for risk management best practices in Saskatchewan.



Discovery and sharing of leading practice, success and failure in Risk Management.

The free exchange of ideas in a safe environment.

The development of strong professional connections for our members.

Awards and Announcements

2023 RIMS Echo Award

SKRIMS was one of 5 chapters honored with a RIMS Enhancing Chapter Outcomes (ECHO) at the 2023 RIMS Conference in Atlanta.  SKRIMS was recognized for increasing opportunities for education and networking opportunities through a combination of in person and virtual meetings.

2021 Heart of RIMS Award

Congratulations to SKRIMS member, Sue Mepham, who received the 2021 Heart of RIMS Award.  Read all about Sue's achievements in the attached document.



2020 RIMS Rising Star Award

Congratulations to SKRIMS member, Katherine Dawal, who was named the 2020 RIMS Rising Star.  Read all about Katherine's achievements in the attached document.



2019 SKRIMS Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to SKRIMS member, Regan Seidler, who was the winner of the 2019 SKRIMS photo contest for her photo of Regina's Wascana Lake, near the University of Regina.  


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