About the Pulse

The PULSE Newsletter

The PULSE” is a quarterly publication and the official newsletter of the Ontario Risk and Insurance Management Society (ORIMS). The Ontario Chapter of RIMS is the largest RIMS Chapter in Canada. The PULSE is managed by the Editorial Committee and is intended to promote education, industry news and the activities of the chapter. 


The PULSE specifically targets Risk Managers but has a broad captive audience of professionals. ORIMS regularly receives testimonials and accolades from its readership and Chapter peers indicating that PULSE is a valuable and professionally produced newsletter.


The PULSE is distributed by digital copy (via email) to risk management professionals and industry partners (brokers, adjusting, firms, legal firms, insurers, engineering service, advertising and article contributors, and other insurance related professional associations).  In addition, from time to time, Special Editions of the PULSE are issued and printed for educational and promotional purposes. Current and prior editions of the PULSE are available on the ORIMS website and can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Editorial Policy:

Opinions expressed in the PULSE are those of the writers and volunteer members of the PULSE editorial committee.  Articles submitted to the PULSE for publication are subject to the approval of the PULSE Editorial Committee.  Approval of such articles is based upon newsworthiness, and perceived benefit to the readership.  All decisions of the PULSE editorial Committee are final and are not subject to appeal.  Individuals submitting articles to the PULSE hereby acknowledge their acceptance of the PULSE Editorial Policy.

Publication Size:

Each edition of PULSE is 8½” x 11" in size and averages 12 - 16 pages in length.  


Articles submitted for publication in the PULSE must be of interest and benefit to the ORIMS membership and should not appear as an advertisement for the services of the contributing author.   However, the author and/or their firm will be provided with a sufficient “by-line”.  For examples, please see articles in some of our prior editions of PULSE. 

Article Size and Format:

Articles submitted for publication must conform to the following standards:

  • Articles should be 1-2 pages in length (approx. 700-1500 words) and typewritten.  Consideration will be given to shorter or longer articles depending on how “newsworthy” the article might be.
  • Articles must be submitted in Word format (.docx or .doc) via email.
  • 1-3 high-resolution graphics in PDF or JPEG or TIFF format should be included to support the content along with 1 high-resolution headshot/profile photo of the author (and/or relevant logo).  The images must be sent as separate files and not be embedded in the article.
  • Include in your byline: Name, title, organization/affiliation and relevant links.


  • Ad materials must be supplied as digital files in high resolution PDF format.
  • Ads are available in various sizes (1/8, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 of 1 full page).
  • The PULSE Advertising Rate Schedule for 2017 is now available.  Please click here for the rates.

 Editorial Calendar/Timelines:

In order to deliver the newsletter on time, the content of each edition must be submitted to the Editorial team no later than 20 days prior to the publication date (see chart below). This allows time for the editorial committee time to review the articles and ads, submit the final work to the publisher for production, and time to proof the final product before publication.  Any articles or ads submitted after the deadline will be scheduled for the following issue or another edition at the discretion of the editorial team.


Deadline for Content Submission

Publication Date


December 15

January 5


March 15

April 5


June 15

July 5


September 15

October 5



If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Editorial Committee.

Managing Editor/Director

Colleen Bryan



Editor in Chief

Paul Provis


Article Co-ordinator

Riaz Juma