Mrs. Christina Gardiner, B.SC., CIP, CRM

Manager, Risk Management Services,
York Region
Bronze MVP

Contact Details

Barrie, ON


Tina Gardiner is the Manager, Risk Management Services at The Regional Municipality of York, an upper tier municipality of 1.6 million residents located just north of Toronto, Ontario.  In her role  with York Region she oversees claims management, the insurance portfolio, enterprise risk management services  and  is active on many internal committees and working groups including IT risk management, emergency management,  fleet/driver safety and BCP.

Tina joined RIMS Board of Directors in January 2020. She provides assistance as the Past-Chair of the RIMS Canada Council and Ontario RIMS Chapter (ORIMS) having served as its president in 1993, 2015 and 2016. She was Chair of the RIMS Canada Conference Committee in 1997. Tina is also the Chair of an online municipal forum, as well as Co-Chair of a municipal think tank group.

Serving the broader GTA risk management community, Tina is a member of the RM Program Advisory Council for York University and is Chair of Housing Services Corporation- Insurance Reference Group.

Outside of work Tina is a committee member of the International Committee at City Hall for her hometown of Barrie, Ontario. She is involved in international travel and enjoys hosting guests from Barrie's sister cities worldwide.


Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
BSc, 1984
Biology and Psychology
1980 To 1984

Insurance Institute of Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CIP, 2004

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CRM, 1991

Job History

The Regional Municipality of York
Manager, Risk Management Services
Newmarket, ON, Canada
August 2003 - present

Morris and Mackenzie Brokers
Account Exec and Business Development
Toronto, ON, Canada
January 2002 - August 2003

Hertz Canada LTD
Risk Manager
Toronto, ON, Canada
January 1996 - January 2002

Thrifty Canada LTD
Risk Manager
Toronto, ON, Canada
September 1989 - January 1995

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Loss Prevention Consultant
Toronto, ON, Canada
September 1983 - September 1989