facebook pixel
Diversity & Inclusion Banner

Frequent Asked Questions

How to Stay Safe on Ice this Winter

January 23, 2023

How to Stay Safe on Ice this Winter

The frozen surfaces of lakes, rivers, and ponds can be deceiving, and it’s essential t…

Read

New Year's Resolutions – Do They Work?

December 29, 2022

New Year's Resolutions - Do They Work?

New Year's Resolutions seem like a great idea. After all, what better time to start new, bet…

Read

Do You Know the Origins of Boxing Day?

December 19, 2022

Do You Know the Origins of Boxing Day?

Boxing Day on December 26 is often a day of sale shopping after Christmas for Canadians. Wha…

Read

The Origins of Ugly Christmas Sweaters

December 15, 2022

The Origins of Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Love them or hate them, ugly Christmas sweaters are here to stay. You might even get one as…

Read

The Most Common Holiday Insurance Claims

December 8, 2022

The Most Common Holiday Insurance Claims

Have a relaxing holiday with your family by taking some precautions to avoid the most common…

Read

Western Financial Group helps Albertans with Registry Services

December 6, 2022

Western Financial Group helps Albertans with Registry Services

Western Financial Group can help you with your registry service needs, whether you want to b…

Read

Big Hearts Take Part in Good Heart Day

November 30, 2022

Big Hearts Take Part in Good Heart Day

When you volunteer, you not only give your time but your heart. Monday, Dec. 5, is Internati…

Read

What Do You Know About Black Friday?

November 25, 2022

What Do You Know About Black Friday?

Black Friday is today, and many Canadians will use it to get a head start on holiday shoppin…

Read

4 Facts About Remembrance Day

November 9, 2022

4 Facts About Remembrance Day

Every year on November 11, Canadians honour the sacrifices of veterans on Remembrance Day by…

Read

Know the Risks of Carbon Monoxide

November 8, 2022

Know the Risks of Carbon Monoxide

With fall and winter approaching, we spend more time indoors, and many of us turn to alterna…

Read

How to Close Your Cottage for Winter

October 31, 2022

How to Close Your Cottage for Winter

Before you close your cottage for the winter, be sure to follow a check list. A checklist wi…

Read

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving

October 6, 2022

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving

Traditional thanksgiving dinner has been around for centuries and has regional differences a…

Read

Top Halloween Costumes for This Year

September 28, 2022

Top Halloween Costumes for This Year

This Halloween, popular Halloween costumes for kids are based on movies and video games. The…

Read

How Are Cranberries Grown and Harvested?

September 14, 2022

How Are Cranberries Grown and Harvested?

In Canada, most commercial cranberry production is in British Columbia and Quebec. A native…

Read

Back to School Safety Protocols for Students

August 18, 2022

Back to School Safety Protocols for Students

As you get ready for back-to-school for 2022-2023, each province is determining school safet…

Read

Origins of the Dog Days of Summer

July 25, 2022

Origins of the Dog Days of Summer

We have all heard the expression “the dog days of summer” in reference to the ho…

Read

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

July 21, 2022

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Advanced driver-assistance systems, or ADAS, help improve the safety of cars with different…

Read

Major Festivals Across Canada This Summer

July 18, 2022

Major Festivals Across Canada This Summer

Make time for some summer fun at these major festivals across Canada this summer. From firew…

Read

How to Stay Safe in a Thunder and Lightning Storm

July 15, 2022

How to Stay Safe in a Thunder and Lightning Storm

Lightning injures around 180 people a year across Canada and kills two to three. Terri Lang,…

Read

What You Need to Know About This Year’s Stampede!

July 12, 2022

What You Need to Know About This Year's Stampede!

This year’s Stampede 2022 has beloved favorites and new events. The event, which start…

Read

What Are Hybrid Cars?

July 5, 2022

What Are Hybrid Cars?

Hybrid cars combine a gasoline engine and an electric motor so that gasoline and electricity…

Read

Vacant Property and Land Should Have Insurance

June 30, 2022

Vacant Property and Land Should Have Insurance

Even if you do not use your home or your lot of land, they should be insured against propert…

Read

Insurance for your pet and dog walker

June 29, 2022

Insurance for your pet and dog walker

If your dog or cat had to go to the vet right now for a life-saving treatment and you had to…

Read

Why You Should Have Travel Insurance

June 28, 2022

Why You Should Have Travel Insurance

Many Canadians are eager to make up for missed vacations after the COVID-19 pandemic kept th…

Read

The Benefits of Connected Vehicles

June 27, 2022

The Benefits of Connected Vehicles

Think of a connected car like your smartphone, except it’s on wheels. A connected car…

Read

E-Bikes, E-Scooters, and E-Trikes – Which is Best for You?

June 14, 2022

E-Bikes, E-Scooters, and E-Trikes - Which is Best for You?

E-bikes and e-scooters have been growing in popularity in the past decade and are in demand…

Read

Canada’s #1 Spot for Hail

June 13, 2022

Canada's #1 Spot for Hail

Southern and Central Alberta take Canada’s No. 1 spot for hail. It’s called Hail…

Read

Young woman in new apartment holds tablet while looking at puppy

June 2, 2022

Is there a difference between renters and tenants insurance?

Dec. 16, 2018. If you have decided to move out of your parents’ house for the first ti…

Read

Young woman holds up key to brand new car

May 13, 2022

When should you add an occasional driver to your car insurance policy?

March 21, 2019. Many drivers believe that car insurance stays with them, not with the car, a…

Read

How to Run and Insure an RV Business

April 28, 2022

How to Run and Insure an RV Business

RVing has always been popular in Canada and the pandemic has increased its appeal. Starting…

Read

April 26, 2022

What are GICs and how do they work

A GIC (guaranteed investment certificate) is a safe and secure investment with very little r…

Read

April 26, 2022

The Sunniest and Least Sunny Places in Canada

Sunniest Canadian Cities Canada has beautiful summers that Canadians look forward to after a…

Read

Toy car sitting on keyboard of laptop

April 5, 2022

Does your car insurance go up if you get a ticket?

April 17, 2019. Getting a traffic ticket is bad enough, and if you’re like many Alber…

Read

Three vehicles drive down a mountain, forested road

March 1, 2022

How to check your car battery health

March 3, 2019. Testing your battery is something you may not associate with regular car main…

Read

Children helping family moving into their new home

February 1, 2022

Is home insurance mandatory in Canada?

Feb. 7, 2019. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. No matter…

Read

November 5, 2021

What is the Impact of Solar Flares?

At 11:35 a.m. EDT, on October 28, 2021, an X1 solar flare launched a coronal mass ejection i…

Read

November 2, 2021

How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware?

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in ransomware attacks…

Read

October 28, 2021

Travel with confidence - Covid-19 travel Insurance

Whether you're a snowbird ready to flock south for some sunshine, visiting loved ones whom y…

Read

July 8, 2021

Climate Change Contributing to Wildfires

Extreme temperatures and catastrophic wildfires have been making headlines recently, with Na…

Read

June 15, 2021

What you need to know about Pride for National Pride Month

Pride Week - What do You Need to Know? Pride Week celebrates and commemorates LGBT2Q+ cultur…

Read

June 11, 2021

What Factors Impact Home Insurance Costs in Ontario?

There are many different factors that insurers use to determine the cost of home insurance p…

Read

June 10, 2021

5 Things You Need to Know About Boat Storage in Ontario

Boating is an enjoyable summer activity in Ontario that unfortunately must be put on hold fo…

Read

June 9, 2021

How Do I Get a Renter's Insurance Quote at Western in Ontario?

Renter’s insurance is important because it protects you and your home from fire, theft…

Read

June 1, 2021

What insurance should a commercial cleaner have in Ontario?

Cleaning may not seem like a particularly dangerous business, but it does have its risks. Wh…

Read

May 12, 2021

Who pays for water damage to my condo in Ontario?

When water damage occurs in a condo complex, whose responsibility it is to pay for repairs i…

Read

May 10, 2021

Do I Need RV Insurance in Ontario?

A trip in your RV is a great way to enjoy the summer and there are many kinds to choose from…

Read

May 6, 2021

Why you need boat insurance in Ontario

There are many reasons to insure your boat. At Western Financial Group, Canada’s Insur…

Read

Red car with roof rack drives through snow covered forest

March 20, 2021

Are red cars the most expensive to insure?

Jan. 4, 2019. When choosing a new vehicle, you may have been discouraged from buying a red c…

Read

March 9, 2021

Why did my car insurance premium go up when I moved to the city?

If you have recently moved from a rural area to a more urban one, you may have noticed that…

Read

March 9, 2021

Canadians should insure their belongings when moving to a new home

March 9, 2021. Most homeowners understand the importance of making sure their home insurance…

Read

Call Us

Sales
Personal Insurance

1-866-860-1958

Business Insurance

1-866-860-1947

Life Insurance

1-888-594-3105

General Inquiries
and Services

1-866-245-2779
Mon-Fri: 8am-8 pm MT
Sat: 9am-6 pm MT

Claims

1-866-245-2779
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4 pm MT
Sat: 9am-6 pm MT

1-877-599-7299
(After Hours)