In an effort to expedite the Certificate of Insurance request process, Hockey Canada’s insurance broker BFL Canada Risk & Insurance Inc., has developed an online platform for submitting these requests.
When renting a facility to use as part of hockey programming or an approved special event, the facility may request that you provide proof of insurance. Please note that if an event falls outside of regular hockey programming, i.e., team games and practices, a Special Event Sanction must be approved before issuing proof of insurance by way of a Certificate of Insurance.
Requesting a Certificate of Insurance:
A Certificate of Insurance Request should be completed a minimum of 2-5 business days prior to the start of the event. The link to the electronic form can be found on the forms page of the BC Hockey website.
Select “Submit a Certificate of Insurance Request”. Please ensure all fields on the following two pages are completed accurately; this will further accelerate processing time by eliminating the need for follow-up correspondence from the BC Hockey office prior to completing the request.
The “Certify to:” line is to include the name of the organization / company requesting proof of insurance.
When listing dates, it is acceptable to list a span of dates.
A copy of the terms and conditions from your lease / contract agreement can be uploaded and attached to the Certificate of Insurance Request. The lease agreement, or terms of agreement, specifies many of the details needed for issuing the Certificate of Insurance, such as whether any entities need to be listed as additional insured, the required minimum coverage, etc.
Once all information is inputted and necessary documentation uploaded, select “Save Changes and Submit”.
Once the Certificate of Insurance Request is submitted the BC Hockey office reviews the request and forwards it on to BFL Canada for certificate issue. Once approved, the certificate will be forwarded to the requesting Team or Association.
If you have any questions regarding the above process please contact the BC Hockey office at firstname.lastname@example.org.