Insurance Solutions to Meet the Unique Needs of:

Designated heritage properties
Performing arts centres, theatres, and concert halls
Museums, visitor centres and libraries
Performing arts schools and academies

More than just an Insurance Policy

We understand that many heritage and cultural institutions offer engaging educational programs for adults, children, and teens, while others may also operate a commercial enterprise, such as a gift shop, restaurant, or cafe. Some are located in modern, iconic structures, others in treasured heritage buildings. Virtually all rely on the efforts and generous support of both volunteers and donors. Unique buildings and facilities have unique insurance needs. We understand, and this level of understanding means we support you with genuine experience and expertise.

You require specialized and tailored insurance coverage to help protect you, as well as your staff, volunteers, visitors, your reputation, and your property, which in many cases is iconic and irreplaceable. We understand what you need. And, we have also developed a range of tools, resources, and value-added services to help you manage the risks that are unique to you.

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A Specialist who understands you

“Ecclesiastical Insurance has decades of experience working with heritage properties. In Canada they insure many of the country’s most special places, whether that is cultural institutions or places of faith.”

Alison Faulknor
Director Philanthropy and Partnerships
National Trust for Canada

Providing you with peace of mind

Today we provide tailored, and cost-effective insurance solutions to our arts, culture and heritage customers including heritage building owners, museums, galleries, libraries, theatres, and concert halls, performing arts academies and schools, and more.

Using our specialist knowledge and a deep understanding of the risks you face, we have developed insurance solutions as well as other tools, resources and value-added services that safeguard your facilities, assets, staff, volunteers, and fundraising activities, as well as your goodwill and standing in the community.

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Broad property coverage for buildings and contents, employee dishonesty and protection against loss of income including for grants and donations.

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Third party bodily injury and property damage coverage, including the addition of volunteers as employees

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Errors & Omissions

Covers lawsuits due to a negligent act, error, or omission arising from a service you provided.

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Directors & Officers Liability

Protection for your Directors and Officers arising out of their responsibilities, including wrongful dismissal.

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Provides financial protection for your organization, including legal liability, civil and criminal defense costs

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Includes coverage for incidents of a data breach and cyber-attack.

Ecclesiastical has been insuring heritage buildings since 1887. Over that time, we have become the recognized experts at valuing, underwriting, restoring and rebuilding these storied structures.

Rob Jordan

Vice President, Central Region and National Accounts
Arts, Culture & Heritage Segment Lead

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Giving back is what we do 

Being owned by a charitable trust means giving back is what we do. Our employees across Canada are proud to volunteer their time, lend their support and offer creative fundraising ideas—all in support of the numerous registered charities and non-profit organizations that play such a vital role in our diverse communities. Over the years, countless charities have benefited from the generosity of our employee-led and corporate giving. And we continue to develop materials, toolkits, and advice to help charities and non-profit organizations. For example, our fundraising hub offers information on how to raise funds, work with key stakeholders, and raise organizational awareness.

Helping you Identify and manage risk

To further support you, we have developed a range of tools, resources and educational seminars designed to help you manage the types of risks that are unique to your organization.

100% Customer Satisfaction

Ecclesiastical annual risk management customer satisfaction survey 2020

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Value-added services

With over a century of experience and expertise behind us, we are continuously looking for innovative, value added services that we can provide to your organization’s leadership as included, cost-free, benefits. Services like:

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Unlimited, cost-free confidential telephone access to experienced lawyers, with whom you can discuss sensitive legal issues.

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Unlimited, cost-free confidential telephone access to experienced and qualified counsellors with whom you can discuss sensitive workplace issues.

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Unlimited, cost-free telephone access to qualified HR professionals and lawyers who can provide information and guidance, as well as practical solutions.

Here for you when it matters most

Our in-house claims specialists always take a proactive approach when handling claims. We’ll do everything we can to resolve your claim quickly and efficiently, so you can focus on what you do best – supporting your community.

94% Customer Satisfaction

Ecclesiastical annual claims customer satisfaction survey 2020

"Having previously had to deal with a major claim for our museum where I dealt directly with the insurance company, this time around with Ecclesiastical, it was so much smoother. You helped me understand the complexities of the claims process and my questions were always answered quickly and professionally. The claim was settled much faster and we were very satisfied."

Arts, Culture & Heritage customer

Need insurance? Get in touch and we'll review your insurance needs and refer you to a broker specializing in your area