Saskatchewan's Living Skies near Davidson

2024 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.


2023 was a very exciting year for SKRIMS as the Saskatchewan Chapter was recognized as a 2023 ECHO Award winner by RIMS through the ECHO Chapter Recognition Program for our achievements as a chapter in 2022. Having virtual lunch and learns has provided SKRIMS members with the opportunity to hear from risk management professionals across the globe deliver first rate professional development content.


SKRIMS launched its Mentoring Program pilot project in 2023 and are currently reviewing the feedback and making plans to offer it again in 2024.


SKRIMS introduced a new logo at the end of the 2023 so watch for ways to win branded merchandise at upcoming events.  The calendar of events has been posted to the website so please mark your calendar for upcoming events.


At the 2023 December Holiday Event, I was pleased to announce the continuation of the “Win Your Way to the RIMS Canada Conference Contest” for 2024 open to all SKRIMS members residing in Saskatchewan.  This year we have increased the value of the scholarship to $2,500 and will be drawing for two people to go to the RIMS Canada Conference in Vancouver in October 2024. 

v  You could WIN a RIMS Canada Conference Registration and Hotel expenses up to $2,500!

v  For every SKRIMS event that you attend between June 2023 and the AGM in May 2024, 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). 

v  Draw will be held in-person at the AGM in Regina on May 23, 2024

v  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 203.


Here’s to a great 2024.


Katherine Dawal

SKRIMS President


July 18, 2024 - SKRIMS Networking Event

This is the time of year for most of us get a chance to relax a bit and take in the moment even if it's brief. What better way to take in that moment than to come join us either in Regina or Saskatoon and spend some time with your fellow SKRIMS members! Don't worry we've got you covered, it's free and the first 2 are on us with appetizers, just bring your happy summer selves.


When & Where: 



July 18th 4-6pm

Bokeh on the Plaza

480 2nd Ave S, in the Alt Hotel



July 18th 4-6pm

Bar Willow

3000 Wascana Dr.


Please RSVP to Katherine.dawal@nfp.com by Tuesday, July 16th.

June 20, 2024 - Update on Property Values

Thank you to Devin Baker, Manager of Business Development for Suncorp Valuations who provided SKRIMS and MARIMS members with a presentation on the cost trends in building construction costs in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.



August 21, 2024, Elbow SK

Sponsors - attached is information on the sponsorship opportunities available for the 2024 SKRIMS Golf Tournament  


Golfers - attached is information on the 2024 SKRIMS Golf Tournament 


SKRIMS is delighted to announce that our very own 

Chelsea Andrusiak, Vice President North, SKRIMS has

been named a 2024 RIMS Rising Star.  Chelsea received

recognition and an award at the 2024 RIMS Conference.

May 23, 2024 - SKRIMS AGM 

Thank you to everyone who attended the SKRIMS AGM, Professional Development and Networking afternoon as the Aspen Links Club House in Emerald Park.

The presentations by Joe Seeger (NFP) and Chelsea Andrusiak (Federated Co-op) were outstanding and provided excellent advice on how to prepare and manage a large loss. Presentation is attached

Congratulations to our two winners of the "Win Your Way to the 2024 RIMS Canada Conference" - Regan Seidler, University of Regina and Lisa Brundage, Federated Co-op.


February 15, 2024 Networking Event

SKRIMS hosted a great networking evening that included a virtual tour of the Last Mountain Distillery, an opportunity to taste some of Last Mountain Distillery's famous Dill Pickle vodka and Grannie's gin, sample some fantastic charcuterie from Style and Graze and compete for prizes in the annual Trivia Pursuit event.

Thank you to Cagney Brucker, Aon and Mark Feader, BFL for hosting the in person networking events in Regina and Saskatoon. 


SKRIMS is continuing this contest starting with the June 22nd Virtual Meeting. Everytime you attend a SKRIMS function your name will be put in a draw to be held at the 2024 AGM to win one of two $2,500 scholarships towards attending the 2024 RIMS Canada Conference in Vancouver BC in October 2024.


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.



Sharing leading practices, success and continuous improvement in Risk Management.

Free exchange of ideas in a safe environment.
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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