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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Preparing Your Home for a Vacation

Thursday, July 12, 2018

There are a number of hazards that could affect your home while you're away, including lightning, theft and flooding. In order to keep your property safe while you're on vacation, consider the following: Continue...

Of Every 10 Busineses in Canada, Only 4 Have Data Breach Policies in Place

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) ordered a telephone survey - 2017 survey with Canadian businesses on privacy-related issues - of around 1,014 Canadian businesses. The goal of this survey was to learn how knowledgeable organizations are on privacy issues and requirements, understand the types of privacy policies and practices they have in place, and determine their privacy information needs. Continue...

The Scrivens Perspective - Summer 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer is finally here and we couldn’t be happier at Scrivens because we get out of the office an hour earlier on Fridays to enjoy our weekends just a bit longer. Continue...

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