Does your non-profit or charitable organization or volunteer centre have people serving as trustees, directors or officers?
Do you have employees or volunteers working on behalf of your organization or volunteer centre?
If so, your organization’s assets and the personal assets of those individuals may be exposed when any error, omission, misleading statement, neglect or breach of duty, employment practice violation or wrongful act such as discrimination or harassment, is alleged by a third party against a person acting in their capacity as a member or representative of the organization.
In fact, in addition to naming individuals in a statement of claim, your organization or volunteer centre itself may also be named in connection with the allegations.
Volunteer Canada’s members have access to discounted Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance designed to meet the specific needs of the non-profit and charitable sector.
Legal Expense Insurance is designed to provide members with unlimited access to a Legal Advice Helpline, plus all reasonable legal costs involved in pursuing or defending an unexpected legal issue related to the organization (and covered within the policy). Legal costs include those related to the appointment of lawyers and expert witnesses, disbursements, court costs and more.