Important notice to parents/ guardians regarding insurance for students who participate in out-of-school excursions and extra-curricular sports activities.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board takes every precaution to provide a safe learning environment for students, however accidents can happen. When they do, injuries may involve medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. Families may be surprised to find they must pay the cost of crutches, casts, splints or ambulance rides. As a parent, guardian or adult student, you are responsible for such expenses, which may result in financial hardship. Potential injuries could involve dental/ orthodontic treatments, ambulance expenses, crutches, casts, splints, physiotherapy, broken eye glasses, and prescription drug expenses.
As permitted under the Education Act, the DPCDSB provides student accident information, however the Board assumes no responsibility for the cost of the plan, applications, premium payments or claims; nor does the Board receive any remuneration from the Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during extra-curricular activities (e.g. athletics, clubs and field trips).
Please note that the DPCDSB requires that parents, guardians and adult students provide written acknowledgment that they have received student accident insurance information prior to a student’s participation in out-of-school excursions and/or extra-curricular sports activities.
If the student’s parent has purchased either the Silver, Gold or Platinum Plan for their child and that child is a full-time student, that child would have coverage for accidents occurring 24/7 during the period of coverage up to the limits of the policy purchased. The coverage under these plans is not restricted to school days/school activities.
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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, require any assistance, or prefer to enroll online or by phone, please contact the Client Service Department of Old Republic Canada through one of the following options:
Tel: 1-800-463-5437 (toll free) or 905-523-6525
Address: P.O. Box 557, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3K9
Hours: Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET)