Our parishes are public spaces and we believe the more they get used, the more faithful our stewardship of the valuable resources. In order to ensure that people using our spaces are safe and protected, we follow a number of procedures and policies.
It is mandatory for rental users (groups and individuals), for example, to carry liability insurance when renting a parish facility. The Anglican Church of Canada (through our insurance broker, AON Reed Stenhouse) has implemented a Facility Rental User Liability Insurance Program. This affordable liability protection program will be offered to those renting parish/Diocesan facilities (i.e. churches, halls, rooms, fields). You can find more information about this program below.
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Insurance Made Simple — 3rd Party Group Liability Guide
Good risk management practices is what it is all about. The rental of your parish facilities requires that users have insurance liability coverage to protect them and the diocese against any financial impact of claims associated with the use of the rental. This brief guide explains user and group liability, the difference between them and how to apply for each.
How Tenants Prove or Apply For Liability Coverage
This simple flowchart describes how tenants prove or apply for liability coverage.
J8 Acknowledgement Form
This form is for outside groups using Anglican Church facilities and serves to confirm that the party has received the diocesan Policy Regarding the Investigation of and Response to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct and have agreed to comply with its terms.
AON Website link (for third-party liability insurance)
Please note: Rates have gone up significantly over 2021 rates and a minimum $5mill coverage is now required with this program (used to be $2mill). A credit card will be required to purchase insurance online.
When choosing from the Church Location field, please use the Diocese of British Columbia.
Groups are not obligated to use AON, and can purchase elsewhere online or through a local broker.