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Who is Wawanesa?

In 1896, Wawanesa launched its insurance company in a small farming community about a 2-hour drive from Winnipeg. Alonzo Kempton, Wawanesa’s founder, used the money invested by farmers to protect their equipment. By 1910, the company had become the largest fire insurance company in the country. Today, they are one of the leading property and casualty (P & C) companies in Canada and have expanded their offerings into the US.

Types of Wawanesa home insurance

Homeowner's insurance

Condo insurance

Tenant (Renter's) insurance

Cottage insurance

How can I purchase Wawanesa home insurance?

You can purchase insurance through any Wawanesa approved insurance brokerage such as Surex Direct. A brokerage is a certified reseller of insurance products for many different insurers across Canada. Each brokerage will establish agreements with individual insurance companies in order to be able to offer their complement of products.

The benefit of purchasing from an insurance broker is that they have a better understanding of what’s in the market and can provide you with a less biased take on what’s available to you. The primary drawback is that it may cost you a bit more than if you had chosen to purchase directly from an insurer. As always, we recommend you take the time to shop and compare insurance providers to make sure you are getting the best policy for the right price to meet your needs.

Available Wawanesa home insurance discounts

If you’re looking for discounts on home insurance with Wawanesa, here’s how you can save:

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Optional Wawanesa home insurance coverage

Wawanesa offers several useful additional coverage options that you can get for both your home and car. Here are some unique coverage extensions that are designed to help you customize your home insurance policy to meet your needs.

Optional home insurance coverages:

Optional Coverages Overview

For residents of BC, this can help you piece your home and its contents back together after an earthquake

Sewer Backup

Coverage for when your main drain backs up into your house as a result of overflowing city main drains or a blockage in your drain pipe.

Identity Fraud

Identity fraud comes with many hidden costs and Wawanesa has you covered for things like lost income due to time away from work, legal fees, and enhanced protection for a credit or debit card.

You can learn more about the additional coverage options that Wawanesa has to offer here .

FAQ's about Wawanesa home insurance