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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

Here 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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Monday, June 19, 2017

First aid tips for 6 situations that could save a coworker's lifeHaving a first-aid kit is the best way to be prepared for at-work injuries and emergencies. However, employees are often unfamiliar with their organization's health and safety practices, making it difficult to administer the proper care at the right time.
To ensure that you are capable of providing aid to your co-workers, review these six simple first-aid tips for the following situations: Continue...

Managing Your Liquor Liability Exposures

Monday, June 19, 2017

More than 50 per cent of first-time drunk-driving offenders were being served at a licensed restaurant or bar before getting into their cars and endangering the lives of others. Not only were these people liable for their actions, the establishments where they were drinking were also susceptible to punishment. Continue...

A Word to the Wise About Construction Defects

Monday, June 19, 2017

Possibly no two words strike more fear in the hearts of architects, engineers, and contractors than "construction defect". A claim for a construction defect can cost astronomical amounts to correct and defend. Additionally, it can also damage your reputation and negatively impact your future opportunities for work. It's enough to break a business. Continue...

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