About Scrivens

About Scrivens

Since our establishment in Ottawa in 1930, Scrivens has developed a reputation of integrity, stability and excellent service.

Scrivens' extensive and growing client base of the past 85 years is representative of our sound management, professionalism and ability to adapt to change.

Client satisfaction is the key to Scrivens success. Our highly qualified and experienced team understands that every individual has specific concerns. Therefore, at Scrivens we recognize that personalized service is critical in identifying your requirements and providing the appropriate product to meet these needs. Establishing and maintaining a superior level of service is an integral part of Scrivens' tradition of excellence.

More Than Just a Broker

David Scrivens, Michael Scrivens, Janice Leclair, Peter Scrivens, Griselda Petry, Ole JensenHere at Scrivens, we take a hands on approach to insurance by educating our customers on emerging risks like cyber attacks, helping them to develop workplace health and safety programs and making sure they stay up-to-date on the latest legislative developments.

From compliance to communication, Scrivens provides a full spectrum of solutions for you and your company. We understand the challenges today's employers face and know you're asked to take on more than ever. Expect more from a broker - expect our full spectrum of solutions.

Our History

The company known today as Scrivens Insurance and Investment Solutions was born of need: the need for W.H. (Bill) Scrivens to augment his income during the Depression, and a growing need among his life insurance clients for house and car insurance.

Although he sold only life insurance when he started out in 1928, Bill responded when his clients told him they also wanted house of car insurance. He climbed the stairs at 56 Sparks Street to the Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, and asked that they sponsor a general insurance licence for him. The did - and the seeds for an independent Scrivens company were planted.

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Ottawa This Summer - Festivals, Fairs, Events, Farmers Markets, Museums

Friday, May 18, 2018

Each year, Scrivens celebrates summer by closing our doors an hour early on Fridays so we can enjoy all the festivals, events, and celebrations our amazing city has to offer. Beginning May 18 until August 31, the Scrivens office will be closing at 4:00 PM on Fridays. Continue...

Insuring your home away from home

Thursday, May 17, 2018

If you're investing in a second home, Scrivens has put together some insurance basics to help you make the best buying decision when it comes to determining insurability and estimating your ongoing cost of ownership. Continue...

CCOHS Launches E-Course on Marijuana and Workplace Impairment

Monday, April 30, 2018

When employees are impaired on the job—whether from fatigue, the use of drugs or the consumption of alcohol—they can create a number of serious workplace safety hazards. With the federal legalization of recreational marijuana right around the corner, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the dangers of workplace impairment, particularly as it relates to marijuana usage. Continue...

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