VIU Alumni Can Save On Insurance With New Partnerships

February 20, 2015 - 9:30am

Alumni from Vancouver Island University (VIU) can save on their insurance with two new affinity partnerships announced this month.

The VIU Alumni Association has partnered with Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services and Canadian Direct Insurance to provide all alumni with savings on a wide range of insurance products. Life insurance, critical illness insurance, health and dental insurance, travel insurance, long term disability insurance, and home and auto insurance are among the products for which preferential rates to VIU alumni will be provided.

“All of us at Canadian Direct Insurance are thrilled to welcome the VIU Alumni Association into our Affinity Group Insurance program,” said Wayne Van Damme, Manager of Affinity Business for Canadian Direct Insurance. “The program that we have set up for the alumni will provide you with the best possible discounts and coverages available to Canadian Direct Insurance clients.”

“We are delighted to welcome VIU as our affinity partner,” said Ed Bender, Regional Vice President of Special Markets Solutions for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services. ”This type of group insurance program benefits everyone involved – alumni members get access to innovative group insurance products, VIU receives financial support for its alumni programs, and Industrial Alliance gains a valuable new partnership.” 

William Litchfield, Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations at VIU, said he is pleased to link VIU alumni with these two respected partners in the insurance industry.

“Our affinity partners offer great value and service to VIU alumni,” he said. “Along with the savings now available through these valuable partnerships for insurance products, alumni can also access a range of other great benefits in our community and across Canada.”

Free Alumni Benefit Cards are available to all VIU alumni who register online, and provide access to discount and special offers including these two new insurance offerings.

The VIU Alumni Association represents those who have studied at or graduated from Malaspina College, Malaspina University-College and Vancouver Island University (VIU) since 1969, and those who attended the Vocational Training School between 1936 and 1976.

For more information on VIU’s Alumni Benefits Card and offerings from VIU Affinity Partners, contact Kamala Haughton at 250.740.6215 or



Shari Bishop Bowes, Communications Officer, Vancouver Island University

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