Abuse guidelines

Guidelines for developing a safety and protection policy


The abuse of a vulnerable person, whether the victim is a child or an adult, tears at the fabric of family and community life and has far-reaching consequences. A serious…

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Are You Flood-Smart?


Climate change — with its potentially wild temperature swings and precipitation — can create serious risks of flooding during virtually any season, in virtually any part of Canada. There are,…

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Historic columns

Understanding Insurance to Value


Canadians have seen unprecedented challenges over the past two years – from COVID-19 and its evolving complications to increased catastrophic weather events – causing supply chain issues and decreased economic…

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Storage of Alcohol-based Hand and Surface Sanitizers During the COVID-19 Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced us to several new concepts such as social distancing, face mask wearing and the regular use of alcohol-based hand and surface sanitizers.  All these measures…

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How do I open an encrypted Office 365 email?


Encrypted messages are integral for protecting personal or sensitive information, reducing the chances of being intercepted and ensuring it is delivered to the correct recipient. Select encrypted messages may also…

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Windstorm Emergency Response Plan


We encourage all our customers with exposure to potentially severe and damaging windstorms, hurricanes and rain events, to have a Windstorm Emergency Response Plan. It will help to reduce damage,…

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Safety Practices for Ceremonies Involving Fire


Unfortunately, fires caused by improper control of open flame and ash disposal have been on the rise. Damages from these fires — in terms of personal injury and property damage…

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Insuring Heritage Buildings in Canada


Planning for the future of a strong, vibrant community requires knowledge of the past and an understanding of what we value in the present. Existing buildings, structures and landscapes often…

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MS Teams

Quick Guide for Using Microsoft Teams


The pandemic has limited personal contact and in-person visits, but we can still communicate effectively with our brokers and customers through online meetings. Ecclesiastical is using technologies to facilitate remote…

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Safe Use of Social Media

Safe Use of Social Media


If you’ve shared a photo on Facebook, connected with colleagues on LinkedIn, shared a video on YouTube, commented on a blog post about your favourite restaurant, or Tweeted or Re-Tweeted…

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