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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Tips to Help Protect Yourself From An Identity Theft Attack

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

According to a recent study, the average person touches their phone 2,617 times per day. As some of the biggest online users in the world, Canadians visit more sites and spend more time on the internet than any other country. Continue...

Property Insurance: Upgrades in Your Home Can Lead to A Lower Premium

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hopefully, your summer was relaxing and fun. The weather was great, for the most part, and I certainly enjoyed the sunshine. Since summer is the perfect time to get a lot done around the home, you may now qualify for discounts on your property insurance. Continue...

When to Begin: The Longevity of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It is well documented that the number of people with defined benefit (DB) pension plans is much lower today – particularly in the private sector. This increases the importance of careful planning around the retirement income provided through the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Continue...

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David Scrivens, Michael Scrivens, Janice Leclair, Peter Scrivens, Griselda Petry, Ole Jensen