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StateFarm Canada is now Desjardins Insurance

State Farm® Canada is now Desjardins Insurance and your local State Farm Agent will now be known as your Desjardins Agent.

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Canadians concerned about legal marijuana, as some users believe they can drive safely

April 18, 2017

New State Farm® Canada survey reveals attitudes are changing, use is becoming more acceptable, but half of users believe it poses no danger behind the wheel.

National — Aurora, ON (April 18, 2017) – With the recent tabling of federal legislation, Canada continues its march towards the legalization of marijuana. A new State Farm Canada survey released today found a number of emerging trends which reveal Canadians’ perceptions about marijuana use, its safety and driving while under the influence are evolving.

Not walking the walk: 4 our of 10 Canadians admit to distracted walking.

November 1, 2016

Latest State Farm® survey finds 45% wear headphones while walking, another 70% admit to jaywalking.

National — Aurora, ON (November 1, 2016) – With clocks set to 'fall back' to daylight standard time this weekend, Canadians will be getting a much needed extra hour of sleep. Although we'll be walking up to more sunlight, it also means that dusk comes sooner, making the afternoon rush more risky for drivers and pedestrians.

More than half of cyclists have been in or know someone who has been in a bicycling accident

July 26, 2016

New State Farm® survey highlights thoughts about cyclist safety on busy Canadian streets.

National — Aurora, ON (July 26, 2016) – With bicycling season now in full effect, Canadian cyclists are taking to the roads; but how they can arrive safely at their destination is a constant concern in communities large and small.

It’s Safe Grad time New Brunswick!

June 10, 2016

State Farm® grants $24,000 to help high school students enjoy a safe prom night.

National — Aurora, ON (May 31, 2016 /CNW/) – Your high school graduation is a cherished memory that will last a lifetime. As students gather to celebrate this wonderful achievement and memorable chapter in their lives, it’s important that they do so in a fun and safe environment.

Canadians who drive while high on marijuana believe they can do so safely

May 20, 2016

New State Farm® survey highlights concerns about impaired driving as federal government considers legalizing marijuana.

National — Aurora, ON (May 17, 2016) – As federal politicians consider how to make good on Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise to legalize marijuana, it is clear that Canadians are concerned about how this will impact safety on our roads.

Desjardins donates $75,000 to the Red Cross to help those affected by wildfires in Fort McMurray

May 6, 2016

National — LÉVIS, QC, May 5, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, is donating $75,000 to the Canadian Red Cross as it works to help families affected by the devastating wildfires burning in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Are You A Better Driver Than Your [...]?

November 9, 2015

Our new Telematics app is now available and it can help make you a safer driver, save you money on auto insurance and you could win some great prizes.

National — Are you tired of debating whether or not you're a better driver than your spouse, mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or friends? Telematics, our latest mobile app can help put that argument to rest, save you money on your auto insurance, and, for a limited time, gives you a chance to win some great prizes.

Canadians Hate Winter Driving

November 3, 2015

State Farm survey finds 2 out of 3 Canadians say people drive terribly once the snow flies.

National — AURORA, ON, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW/ – The weather last winter was terrible in most provinces across the country, so it’s no surprise that 82 per cent of Canadians dislike driving in the winter. Blizzards, freezing rain and ice make driving difficult, and winter driving requires people to be focused, eliminate all forms of distraction and concentrate on the road.

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) launches new Wildlife Roadsharing Resource Centre to help prevent vehicle collisions with wildlife

September 15, 2015

First of its kind resource centre in Canada designed to educate and help prevent the estimated 45,000 collisions that occur with wildlife every year.

National — Vehicle collisions with animals on and near roadways often result in death and serious injuries for road users and wildlife alike. Between 2001 and 2010, 296 people were killed due to vehicle collisions with animals in Canada and the financial costs associated with these collisions are estimated to be $200 million annually.

One Out of Three Canadians Experience Road Rage Every Month

July 14, 2015

State Farm Canada survey reveals 46% feel roads would not be safer if speed limits reduced.

National — Traffic is shaping up as one of the big stories of the summer of 2015. Whether it is the extra time it seems to take to get to the cottage or camping, navigating around construction, or the frustrations people feel trying to get around Toronto during the Pam Am Games, traffic is a leading topic at the watercooler. And national statistics show our patience is wearing thin.

A majority of Canadians say distracted driving is a problem; it’s just not their problem

April 14, 2015

National — New Survey by State Farm® probes distracted driving habits of Canadians.

Desjardins Group Completes The Acquisition of The State Farm Canadian Operations Businesses

January 2, 2015

National — Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, announces that it has completed the purchase of State Farm Canada's businesses in property and casualty and life insurance, as well as its Canadian mutual fund, loan and living benefits companies as at January 1, 2015.

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