Insurance Solutions to Meet the Unique Needs of:

Licensed daycare and nurseries
Independent and private elementary & secondary schools, including boarding schools
Alternative schools including Montessori, special needs and faith-based schools
Colleges and universities, including theological colleges
Business schools and career colleges
Tutorial service providers (excluding in-home operations)

More than just an Insurance Policy

We understand that operating an educational institution presents greater challenges than ever before. From providing a safe learning environment for students, teachers, and staff, to protecting your premises and contents, you must deal with a range of new challenges — IT resilience, information, cyber and social media security, among others. Identifying and managing these risks must be top of mind in order to safeguard your community and avoid legal and reputational harm.

You require specialized and tailored insurance coverage to help protect you, as well as your staff, students, volunteers, visitors, your reputation, and your property. 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.

College students walking down hallway

A Specialist who understands you

“We appreciate the partnership with Ecclesiastical Insurance. They understand our business and provide the right coverage for our needs.”

- Education customer

Providing you with peace of mind

Today we provide tailored, and cost-effective insurance solutions to our education customers including daycare and nurseries, elementary and high schools, colleges, universities theological colleges, business schools, career colleges, tutorial service providers 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, students, volunteers, and fundraising activities, as well as your goodwill and standing in the community.

Proprety Icon


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

liability icon


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

Errors Icon

Errors & Omissions

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

DO Liability Icon

Directors & Officers Liability

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

Abuse Icon


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

Cyber Icon


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

Insuring educational institutions is about more than simply safeguarding property. Our underwriting, risk and claims teams all work collaboratively to ensure your students, staff and volunteers, data, fundraising activities and reputation are expertly protected.

Nina de Souza Jensen

Regional Vice President, Pacific Region
Education Segment Lead

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

Bullying Affects Everyone in a School Community: Protect Your Students, Safeguard Your School

Bullying: a severe and escalating problem While a number of provinces have introduced tougher anti-bullying measures into the public school system and many independent schools have taken stronger preventative measures,…

Read More

Playground Safety

How to Keep Your Students Safe The health and well-being of children depends on the safety and quality of their physical and natural, built, and social environments — at home,…

Read More

Hazardous Sports: Exciting and Risky

While hazardous or “extreme” sports may be very appealing, they do present greater risks for injuries. A severe injury sustained by participation in a hazardous sport can forever change a…

Read More

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:

value added services legal connex


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

Professional Assist


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

value added services hr assist


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 – providing a quality education to your students.

94% Customer Satisfaction

Ecclesiastical annual claims customer satisfaction survey 2020

"Overall, we were very satisfied with the entire experience and felt that expectations were fair and reasonable"

Education customer

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