Media Releases

AM Best A Excellent Rating

Ecclesiastical rated “Excellent” by AM Best


Global credit rating agency AM Best has affirmed the credit rating of Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (Ecclesiastical) as “Excellent”. The agency announced Ecclesiastical’s Financial Strength Rating as ‘A’ (Excellent) and…

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Roadmap to Resilience

Ecclesiastical Launches Roadmap to Business Resilience


Toronto – June 16, 2021: Ecclesiastical has launched a planning framework to help organizations develop a strategic risk-based approach to manage their operations. The plan includes a set of tools…

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Candle Lit Ceremony

Safety Practices for Ceremonies Involving Fire – New Risk Control Guidance from Ecclesiastical


Toronto, ON:  June 8, 2021:  Unfortunately, fires caused by improper control of open flame and ash disposal are on the rise.  Damages from these fires – in terms of personal…

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Dave Smiley Announcement

Dave Smiley joins Ecclesiastical as COO


Toronto, Ontario:  May 18, 2021.  We are delighted to announce that Dave Smiley, B.Sc., FCIP is joining Ecclesiastical Canada as Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2021.  Reporting to David…

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UK Giving

Ecclesiastical ranked in the top four in UK’s charitable giving


Toronto, ON:  May 18, 2021: Ecclesiastical Insurance Group has been named the fourth-largest corporate giver to charity in The Guide to UK Company Giving and was the top insurance company…

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Insuring Heritage Buildings in Canada – new Risk Bulletin released by Ecclesiastical


Toronto:  May 12, 2021:  We know that planning for the future of a strong, vibrant community requires knowledge of the past and an understanding of what we value in the…

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Boardroom Table

Colin Robertson – Ecclesiastical’s new Chief Underwriting Officer


Toronto: May 10, 2021: We are delighted to announce that following a comprehensive recruitment process, Colin Robertson has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer & Vice President, Risk Control, effective Monday May 3rd.

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Stay Social During COVID-19

Ecclesiastical launches Social Media Guidance


Toronto:  April 28, 2021:  Ecclesiastical has launched two guides to help their brokers and customers with social media:  Using Social Media during COVID-19 – a Guide for brokers, and Safe…

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Value of One Power of Many

Ecclesiastical recognizes National Volunteer Week – April 18-24, 2021


Ecclesiastical celebrates volunteers and the valuable work they do!  This week is National Volunteer Week and Ecclesiastical joins Volunteer Canada in recognizing the millions of volunteers who step up to…

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Doukhobor Living Book

Oral history project on Saskatchewan’s Doukhobors captures top history prize


The Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive! is presented by the Canadian Museums Association, sponsored by Ecclesiastical, and honours individuals or institutions that have made a significant…

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