Proof of Insurance Coverage / Certificates of Insurance

November 15, 2021


University of Ottawa - Proof of Insurance Coverage and Certificates of Insurance


To Whom It May Concern:

Considering our size, scope, and history since 1858 as an institution of post secondary education and research, the University of Ottawa does not generally issue certificates of insurance (proof of insurance). Exceptions to this rule are possible in particular circumstances for special risks that require them.

The University of Ottawa preserves and protects it’s resources against losses arising out of any occurrence, and manages several programs that include risk retention, risk transfer, and standard commercial insurance placements. The University’s programs, with limits exceeding $25,000,000, respond to various liability and property risk exposures. These programs apply on a worldwide basis, with a few exceptions. These programs continuously evolve and include many individual insurance policies with various renewal dates, self-insured retentions and insurance limits.

The University of Ottawa’s liability insurance programs provide coverage for, but not limited to, general/premises, automobile, professional, malpractice, and contractual liability. With limited exceptions, the insurance coverage protects all officers, agents, employees and students of the University against liability for acts and omissions of any nature while acting in an authorized capacity in the course and scope of employment or their studies.

Our property insurance programs provide coverage for loss or damage to, various physical assets with total values in excess of $3 billion, including but not limited to buildings, equipment and contents owned by the University, and property loaned to the University for which the University accepts responsibility.

This letter is to provide you with the needed assurances regarding the University’s ability to meet any liabilities arising in connection with agreements and/or contracts, and serves as a general proof of coverage for the University.

Should you wish to discuss the University’s insurance program further, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Carolina de Moura
Chief Risk Officer
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