Benefit of Membership: Access to Professional Liability Insurance

ASTTBC, through the plan arranged with ENCON and Willis Towers Watson, has made professional liability insurance available to members and technical specialists, at group rates that are far below the cost you would normally have to pay to obtain coverage individually.

Issues arising from professional liability are of great concern today, both for you as a technologist or technician and for your clients where you act as a consultant. Don’t gamble your assets and reputation just because you feel you don’t need coverage. Understand the risks you are potentially exposed to as a professional and take the appropriate steps to manage that risk.

ASTTBC’s Professional Liability Insurance Program provides exclusive coverage designed specifically to meet the needs of both self-employed and employed technologists and technicians. Professional Liability Insurance can REDUCE YOUR RISK!

Additional Benefits of Membership

To view 2017 Member Services Brochure


Member Services Partner Spotlight: Willis Towers Watson


Managing Your Risk Takes Teamwork!

When you purchase professional liability insurance, you need to deal with a broker who understands your business and know that the insurance you are getting is underwritten by a leader in errors and omissions insurance.

Willis Towers Watson is one of Canada’s leading insurance brokers and began operations in 1828. Willis has more than 350 insurance professionals in six offices across the country and their global resources and expertise allows them to create customized solutions, including Professional Liability Insurance to protect your assets with affordable Errors and Omissions Insurance; Commercial General Liability Insurance to protect yourself from claims arising from persons visiting your premises or from non-professional activities in the field; and, Property Insurance to protect your equipment from physical loss or damage at your premises or while in the field.

For further information on the Professional Liability Insurance program for ASTTBC members contact:

Willis Towers Watson National Program Team


Phone: 1-800-249-2948

Please also visit the Willis Towers Watson web site at

Additional Brokerage & Insurance Plans at Group Rates:

ATI Insurance – Travel

Dryer Group – Mortgage Brokers – Residential & Commercial; Article: Refinance to Renovate

ManulifeLife Insurance, Extended Health, Accident Protection, Disability, & Dental

Olympia Benefits – Health & Dental Spending Account

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex – Home Insurance; Article: How to Protect your Home from Water Damage

Additional Group Benefits


TECHCLUB – Monthly Promotions & Savings

TechCLUB is a member services program designed to provide ASTTBC members with valuable insider discounts on products and services.   Take advantage of preferential rates by a broad range of member benefits partners!


  SONAR LEADERSHIP: The Essential Leadership Training for Today’s Workplaces

October 4, 2017

Accent Inn, Burnaby, BC

Does your organization want Leadership training for your Supervisors/ Managers in 2017? Is your budget limited?

Fiore Group Training is presenting a SONAR Leadership Workshop on October 4th, 2017 in Burnaby. This session will teach participants to become generous leaders through insightful discussions and powerful group exercises. Registration includes the SONAR Leadership Manual, SONAR Leadership Journal, plus all the handouts, skills, exercises and tools you can take back and share with the staff in your organization. Lunch and refreshments are included.

The cost for ASTTBC Members is $279, plus an additional 5% discount using Coupon Code ASTTBC2017 (+GST). Regular price is $299 (+GST).

The last two workshops have completely sold out so you don’t want to miss this! Contact Fiore Group Training to book your seat today at 604-990-5168 or


October 26, 2017

Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver BC

The Art of Leadership is returning to Vancouver on October 26th and we are excited to being partnering with The Art of Productions to offer you a special member discount!

Speakers this year include:

  • Joe Biden – 47th Vice President of the United States
  • Amanda Lang – Anchor of Bloomberg TV Canada and Bestselling Author, The Beauty of Discomfort
  • Welby Altidor – Executive Creative Director formerly with Cirque du Soleil and Bestselling Author, Creativity & Collaboration
  • Dr Tasha Eurich – New York Times Bestselling Author, Organizational Psychologist and Researcher
  • Vince Molinaro – New York Times Bestselling Author and Leadership Expert

This event is selling fast! SAVE $50 per pass when registering with promo code ASTTBC20.

For more information and to register for The Art of Leadership



October 21, 2017

BC Place Stadium, Vancouver BC

Grab your family and friends and head down to the Den to support your local football team!   As an ASTTBC member, you have access to a special group rate for the Saturday, October 21st game vs theEdmonton Eskimos.

In addition, you can receive a free pair of sunglasses when you present your group ticket!

Purchase tickets online here and enter the promo code “ASTTBC”.   Please note this site does not work well with Internet Explorer and an alternate browser such as Mozilla Firefox is recommended.

  CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – KURIOS October 10 to December 15, 2017 Under the Blue & Yellow Big Top at Concord Pacific Place,

Vancouver BC

Groups of 12, save up to $25 on select tickets


A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.

  STANLEY PARK GHOST TRAIN October 13 – 31, 2017 Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

Save up to $3 on select tickets

They came from outer space with only one destination in mind: The Stanley Park ghost train, and only goal: Alien Invasion!! Be prepared to be abducted to the unearthly, fantastical, strange world of…. Alien Invasion!

Plaza activities include:

·         The Haunted Maze

·         Arts and crafts

·         Exhibits by the Stanley park Ecological Society

·         The pumpkin patch

  DISNEY ON ICE – FOLLOW YOUR HEART November 22 – 26, 2017 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC

Save up to $5 on select tickets

Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown.


December 30, 2017

Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC

Save up to $7 on select tickets

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to a city near you during their 2017 World Tour. The famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson* – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. You won’t want your family to miss it – buy your tickets today!


March 2 – 4, 2018

Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC

Save up to $5 off select seats

The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series is returning to the Pacific Coliseum in March 2018 with the all-new event format featuring the most extreme athletes of Monster Jam. Monster Jam Triple Threat Series is a points-based format that showcases the best lineup of Monster Jam vehicles that deliver what fans want to see most – more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action.

 To purchase tickets for you, family and friends at ASTTBC group member price



ASTTBC is pleased to offer an exclusive worldwide travel discount service to our members. Savings average 10-20% below-market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world.

Save time and money. Let us negotiate the best deals and comparison price for you.

Any hotel, any car, anywhere, anytime.

To access your travel savings today!


  ENDLESS SAVINGS & MORE – Back to School Savings!

Save with hundreds of discounts available on your smart phone.

New this month is Chatters Hair Salons. Save $5 on a cut, $10 on a cut & colour and 15% on all products at any of their more than 100 Canadian locations.

Back to School – When in the mall or your shopping district, tap the ESM App to view nearby savings and discounts. Typically, you just show a digital coupon on your smart phone at payment to redeem. It’s a convenient, fast way to save money.

To get the ESM App, go to your app store (Google or Apple) or the ESM Website on your smart phone at:  When you first download the app, you will be asked for the ASTTBC “organization code”. It’s: ASTTBC

 For more member savings on products and services, visit TechCLUB