About Us

About Us

About Us

Our Staff
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Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange, or CURIE, was formed in 1987 in response to major changes in the availability of affordable commercial insurance coverage for universities.

On January 1, 1988, 42 Canadian universities began pooling and collectively insuring their property, liability and errors and omissions risks through their own risk financing and insurance entity. Fast forward to the present day, CURIE now has 78 member institutions.

During its early years, operations of CURIE were managed by Johnson & Higgins, an international insurance broker based out of Toronto, ON. In 1992, CURIE opened its own office with staff dedicated exclusively to serving its subscribers, while maintaining the necessary links to the commercial insurance and regulatory environments in which it operates.

Today, CURIE continues to innovate through our broad product and service offerings, with a sole focus on our subscriber’s needs. As a non-profit reciprocal insurance exchange, we offer comprehensive rates lower than industry, as well as robust risk management programs and services.

At the core of what we do is, “for our members, by our members.”


CURIE is dedicated to addressing the common and unique needs of its members by:

  • Securing long-term, stable and cost-effective insurance coverage; 
  • Managing claims effectively and in a way that recognizes the long-term interests of its members; 
  • Providing a range of risk management and loss protection services; 
  • Sharing information and communicating best practices in risk management to its members.


To be the insurer of choice and key partner in risk management for Canadian universities and colleges.


In achieving our mission, we value:
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Financial stability and responsibility
  • Service excellence
  • Respect in all interactions
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility

Our Members

Acadia Divinity College

Acadia University

Alberta University of the Arts

Algoma University

Athabasca University

Atlantic School of Theology

Bow Valley College

Brandon University

Brescia University College

Brock University

Canadian Mennonite University

Cape Breton University

Carleton University

Collège Boreal 

College Communautaire Du Noveau-Brunswick

Collège La Cité

Confederation College

Dalhousie University

First Nations University of Canada Inc.

Grant MacEwan University

Humber College

Huron University College

Lakehead University

Laurentian University

Loyalist College

Martin Luther University College

McMaster University

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mount Allison University

Mount Saint Vincent University

NorQuest College

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Ontario School of Medicine University

NSCAD University

OCAD University

Ontario Tech University

Queen’s University

Redeemer University

Toronto Metropolitan University

Saint Mary’s University

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Seneca College

Sheridan College

Simon Fraser University

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

St. Francis Xavier University

St. Joseph’s College

St. Mary’s University

St. Stephen’s College

St. Thomas Moore College

St. Thomas University

The Governors of the University of Alberta

Thorneloe University

Trent University

Trinity Western University

Université de l’Ontario français

Université de Moncton

Université de Saint-Boniface

Université de Saint-Anne

University of Calgary

University of Guelph

University of King’s College

University of Lethbridge

University of Manitoba

University of New Brunswick

University of PEI

University of Regina

University of Saskatchewan

University of St. Michael’s College

University of Toronto

University of Trinity College

University of Victoria

University of Waterloo

University of Western Ontario

University of Windsor

University of Winnipeg

Victoria University

Wilfrid Laurier University

York University

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