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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Our Latest Blog Posts

Press Release: Two Families Come Together: Scrivens acquires Mullally Insurance & Annuity Agency Ltd.

Friday, January 11, 2019

OTTAWA, ON (January 10, 2019) – A leading provider of financial planning solutions, W.H. Scrivens Financial Services Ltd. entered an agreement to acquire Mullally Insurance & Annuity Agency and will continue to operate under Scrivens Insurance and Investment Solutions at its main office, 270 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Vince and Jeff Mullally, the principals of Mullally, have decided to retire, thus the need of a solution for their many long-term clients. Continue...

The Scrivens Perspective - Winter 2018-19

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

I hope your 2018 was as successful as you hoped it would be back in January. At Scrivens, we are grateful for all of our clients and their loyalty from year-to-year. Continue...

Final Guidelines on Privacy Breach Reporting

Monday, December 17, 2018

Starting Nov. 1, 2018, Canada’s federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) will require organizations that suffer a data breach involving personal information to: Continue...

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