A provider of specialty insurance solutions

Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurance provider that offers solutions and services designed to protect and preserve Canada’s distinct communities, cultures, and history.

We work with independent brokers to provide customized insurance solutions to:

At Ecclesiastical, our fundamental goal is to advise and protect those who enrich the lives of others.

Our commitment to our customers and their communities is delivered through:

  • a full range of unique specialized insurance products
  • comprehensive risk management expertise and services
  • empathetic and prompt claims service

Owned by a charitable trust, we are guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, trust and good faith:

  • we share the values of the organizations we insure.
  • our products and services are designed to provide security and peace of mind.
  • we believe that insurance should be easy to understand, easy to access and in the best interests of our customers.

Ecclesiastical customers are secure in the knowledge that they are protected by an independently owned international company that is rated “A” (Excellent) by AM Best and “A−” (Strong) by Standard and Poor’s.

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Our Customer Promise

At Ecclesiastical, we put our customers at the heart of our business. We continually strive to exceed your expectations—to be honest and professional in everything we do—so that you can be confident that your organization and people are in safe hands. Your trust is what drives our efforts and our resolve to stand out from the competition in every situation.

Our Conduct

We are open, honest and transparent, demonstrating exemplary conduct and market leadership.

Our Service

We take pride in delivering excellent service that meets our customers’ needs, providing a customer experience that meets their expectations.

Our Advice

We provide specialist advice and services that are always appropriate and take customer circumstances into account.

Our Products & Communications

We review our products to ensure that they reflect the needs and expectations of our customers and our communications are clear and easy to understand.

Our Pricing

We aim to earn a fair rate of return for our owners, a charitable trust, with all surplus profit supporting charitable causes.

Our History

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Ecclesiastical Insurance was founded in the United Kingdom in 1887 by statesmen and churchmen primarily to protect churches from the consequences of fire.

A century-plus of growth

Over the past 130 years, Ecclesiastical Insurance has grown and diversified — both in terms of geography and the scope of products and services offered. Today, in addition to the United Kingdom, Ecclesiastical operates in Canada and Ireland, and as Ansvar in Australia, serving the insurance needs of 200,000 customers.

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Coverage and service, coast to coast

The Canadian branch was opened in 1972.

Today, through our Regional Branches in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Dartmouth, we work with a national network of independent brokers and provide comprehensive underwriting services, risk control expertise and dedicated claims service to customers in every province and territory.

Specialist solutions for niche markets

We are proud to serve the insurance needs of organizations that care about their communities and the environments in which they live and work. And, we are very proud to donate a significant proportion of our profits to charitable initiatives.

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