Online Learning Events
OLE Pathway: Asset Management

Risk Mitigation – How to Prevent Floods and Water Damage

Taking steps to reduce the cause of water damage by using technology to mitigate the risk, provides big benefits in a time of crisis. Taking a proactive approach is the most suitable method to prevent unnecessary insurance claims, helps to protect your assets and avoids disrupting your tenants. Baptist Housing will discuss their motivation on why they decide to be proactive against water damage in their buildings and the benefits they are expecting from it. Water Protec’s water detection systems aims to prevent water damage through technological innovation. Designed and produced in Canada, Water-Protec offers instant protection.



September 16, 2021


10:30 am - 12:00 pm



Member Cost:


Registration Start/End Date:

Registration closes September 16, 2021

Who should attend

CEO’s, ED’s. Directors of operation, Maintenance Directors, Maintenance Managers

What you will learn

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Become familiar with insurance challenges potentially faced without prevention.
  • Learn about a water damage risk mitigation strategy.
  • Understand how the Water-Protec detection system works.
  • What is involved when a system is installed in the units.
  • Understand the system’s servicing needs.


Francois Bedard
CEO – Water Protec

Started at Water-Protec in 2015. He has have an extensive experience in reducing water damage claims. Francois worked with major insurance companies such as AVIVA, INTACT, DESJARDINS, PROMUTUAL, SGI, to develop programs to help support the prevention of Water Damage claims in Canada. Instrumental in developing a program for BCNPHA and its members with the help of AVIVA, Marsh and BCNPHA.

Sean Bremner
Director of Maintenance – Baptist Housing

I am the Director of Maintenance for Baptist Housing. Baptist Housing Ministries provides quality seniors housing to individuals from Victoria to Salmon Arm. We have 21 communities spread across the province. We have a strong partnership with BC Housing that has been going on for over 57 years along with working with the various healthcare partners throughout our portfolio. Our team consists of over 2500 team members and 2750 Residents. I am a Red Seal Carpenter having been involved various roles from business owner to project manager in the construction trade for the past 26 years. I am grateful that I get to work for an organization that sees the value in the use of technology and is willing to invest in our buildings, systems and team members to provide a high level of wellness to our Residents.