OHS Insurance

General liability and directors and officers liability insurance.

In response to the needs and growing concerns of our membership, the OHS in co-operation with JONES DESLAURIERS Insurance Management Inc. launched, in April 2008, an insurance program for our members. Any historical organization in Ontario that is a non-profit corporation and a member of the OHS “in good standing” is eligible to apply for General Liability Insurance, Directors and Officers Liability Insurance, and Contents and Property Insurance.

The OHS continues to process insurance applications on a regular basis. John Thomas, our Insurance Broker, JONES DESLAURIERS, consults each historical organization to ensure that insurance policies are tailored to address specific needs and local circumstances. For example, under the OHS Insurance Program, General Liability rates have recently been amended to help accommodate smaller historical organizations. General Liability rates are now based on the gross revenues of each organization.

There are many active applications and therefore, insurance policies for our members are underwritten and issued on an ongoing basis. The OHS insurance program enables and protects volunteers across Ontario who donate their time and skills to serve on the Boards of Directors of our member organizations.

If your historical organization would like further information and/or to apply to the OHS Insurance Program, please contact the Society’s Executive Director, Daniel Dishaw, at (416) 226-9011 or 1 (866) 955-2755 toll free, or by e-mail: ddishaw@ontariohistoricalsociety.ca.