Take photos or video of the contents of your home, receipts for big ticket items and your insurance policy and store them off-site or in a fire-safe box or container. Keep receipts of big ticket items, and keep important papers like your insurance policy in a fire safe as well. Feel free to download this handy home inventory document provided by the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
To Make a Claim
Please see below for information on who to contact in the event of a claim.
Depending on the nature of the claim, ensure that you, your family and your pets are safe. Once you are safe, contact the appropriate parties to report the claim. If a crime is committed always contact the police, if you experienced or are experiencing smoke or fire damage contact the fire department.
If it is safe to do so, take any reasonable measures to secure the property and prevent further loss. Do not replace items or fix damage (except for emergency repairs) until an adjuster has been out to assess the situation. Doing so may affect the outcome of the claim.
Contact your broker or insurance company to report the claim as soon as possible. An insurance adjuster will be in contact shortly.