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Back to School Defensive Driving Techniques

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

It's that time of year again when the pleasant summer commute is back to normal as students and parents return from their summer breaks. That means there are a significantly higher number of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to be aware of while commuting. Continue...

5 Tips for Contractor Equipment Security

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

In the world of contractors' equipment, theft is a major threat to your bottom line. Here are five things you can do to protect your equipment against major loss and theft. Continue...

Non-Profit D&O Insurance: Examples of insurance at work

Thursday, August 02, 2018

We at Scrivens are extremely proud of the partnerships we have made with non-profit and social services organizations in Ottawa. Non-profit organizations provide essential social services that benefit the community and their members. These organizations cannot survive without dedicated leaders to make major decisions on behalf of the organization. Continue...

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...

Don't Get Ticked Off: Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lyme disease is a bacterium that is often carried by mice and other small rodents. The disease can be transmitted to humans if they are bitten by a tick that has previously fed off an infected animal. Continue...

Insurance in Action: Why Do I Need Life Insurance?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Life insurance isn't an exciting thing to think about and it may seem like an unnecessary expense. But if you have dependants who rely on you for financial support, then life insurance is really about protecting them in case something happens to you. Your designated beneficiary would collect a financial benefit upon your death. Continue...

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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