Ecclesiastical Insurance is a specialist provider of Ontario insurance solutions and services designed to protect and preserve Ontario’s distinct communities, cultures and heritage. Ecclesiastical Insurance provides customized insurance solutions to faith organizations, retirement communities, education facilities, unique properties, registered charities and non-profit organizations, and select commercial enterprises.
A century-plus of growth
Ecclesiastical Insurance was founded in the United Kingdom in 1887 by statesmen and churchmen primarily to protect churches from the consequences of fire. Over the past 120 years, Ecclesiastical Insurance has grown and diversified — both in terms of geography and the scope of products and services offered. Today, in addition to the United Kingdom, Ecclesiastical operates in Canada and Ireland, and as ANSVAR in Australia and New Zealand, and serves the insurance needs of almost 200,000 customers.
Serving Canadian customers from coast to coast
The first Canadian branch was opened in 1972. Since then, Ecclesiastical has grown and expanded through Regional Branches in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax. Ecclesiastical Insurance work with a national network of independent brokers and provide comprehensive underwriting services, risk control expertise and dedicated claims service to customers in every province and territory in the country.
Specialist solutions for niche markets
Ecclesiastical insures faith based organizations, retirement homes, private schools, registered charities, non-profit groups and associations, heritage properties, as well as select commercial establishments— for example, art galleries and boutique hotels.