Ecclesiastical Insurance is owned by Allchurches Trust Limited (ATL), one of the largest registered charities in the United Kingdom. All of our net income is turned over to ATL and re-distributed to charitable initiatives worldwide.
We’re owned by a charitable trust
Our customers’ needs are front and center
Given that our profits are redistributed to charitable initiatives, we have a very different view of business needs and profits. We are satisfied with moderate business returns and, as a result, we are uniquely positioned to place the needs of our policyholders at the forefront. Our business model is to build long-term relationships with our customers.
We take a “trilateral partners” approach
At Ecclesiastical, we believe that a partnership among insurer, broker and insured is the best way to protect customers’ interests. So, we do everything possible to build and maintain this kind of inclusive relationship. We will work closely with you and your broker to develop customized insurance and risk control programs that respond to the specific long-term needs of your organization.
We work with an exceptional broker network
Ecclesiastical is represented across Canada by a network of experienced and highly regarded independent brokers. We’re very proud of the excellent relationships we have with some of the finest insurance brokers in the country.
Giving back is central to our values and our culture
In recent years, we’ve seen the emergence of a corporate culture that champions social responsibility and philanthropy. At Ecclesiastical, these principles have always been central to our values and have guided our efforts since our inception. We’re involved in the cultural life of our communities and actively support the arts, museums and cultural centres through corporate memberships.
We support a wide range of initiatives
We believe strongly in contributing to the communities in which we live and work, as well as to national and global organizations dedicated to eradicating poverty, finding cures for diseases and enhancing the common good. Over the past decade, we’ve supported a wide range of faith, charitable and community initiatives, among them:
- Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade
- Sleeping Children Around the World
- The Yonge Street Mission
- World Vision
- Cystic Fibrosis Canada
- Flemingdon Park Ministry
- Tim Horton Children’s Foundation
- BAPS Charities
- The Calgary Dream Centre
- Easter Seals Drop Zone
- Princess Margaret Hospital
- National Kids Cancer Ride
- Kids Help Phone
- Heart & Stroke
We advocate staff volunteerism
We encourage our staff to learn more about the needs of our communities and to make volunteerism an integral part of their lives. Each staff member has a yearly company-sponsored day to participate in local charitable events.
Social responsibility is integral to leadership training
Our Business Intern Program is designed to train our future leaders. Our Interns are required to lend their time and business skills to community organizations and are placed with non-profit organizations for a minimum three-month period. In Toronto, for example, they have worked with Heart & Stroke and Kids Help Phone.
Protecting the environment begins in the workplace
We make every effort to be environmentally aware and responsible in our workplace. That means a lot more than simply separating paper from plastic. In fact, we consistently look for innovative, “green” ways to improve energy efficiency, recycle and re-use office supplies, and minimize landfill waste.
We partner with vendors who share our concern for the environment, and we use ‘green’ sponsorship opportunities whenever possible.