Ecclesiastical launches Roadmap to Business Resilience

Toronto, ON (Sept. 28, 2020) – Ecclesiastical has launched a planning framework to help organizations develop a strategic risk-based approach to manage their operations and ensure they are able to cope in the COVID-19 environment.

COVID-19 has exposed new risks, ranging from social distancing to uncertain customer demand and so it is vitally important that organizations are able to adapt and ensure the safety of employees, volunteers, customers, and visitors.

The plan includes a set of tools that have been designed to help organizations identify any potential impact, risks and opportunities going forward. These include checklists to look at the impact of the pandemic on the business – for example whether a lack of technology has hampered delivery of service, to the challenges of keeping stakeholders informed as well as tips to support immediate changes to how an organization works.

By reviewing existing strategies and adapting them where needed, businesses should be in a stronger position to support their long-term viability.

Colin Robertson, Vice President, Operations and Risk Control at Ecclesiastical, said: “In these incredibly challenging times, organizations across the country have shown amazing resilience and flexibility to adapt to a new landscape, while managing the risks associated with a global pandemic.

“While we are all still going through a huge amount of change, developing a recovery plan to help you navigate the ‘new norm’ is good governance and using a risk-based approach will mean you are better prepared for whatever the future may hold.”

The planning framework and tools are available to download from the Ecclesiastical web site.

About Ecclesiastical Insurance

Founded in 1887 and with offices in Canada since 1972, Ecclesiastical Insurance is a specialist insurance provider. Working closely with the national independent broker network, Ecclesiastical provides customized insurance solutions and services to faith organizations, retirement communities, education facilities, arts & culture institutions, funeral service providers and registered charities and non- profit groups. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc

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