As a mutual insurance company, we’re here to help our customers in their time of need and to support the people who live in the communities we operate in. It’s been that way since 1839, when a group of freeholders in the Upper Canada District of Gore got together to help each other in the event that fire damaged or destroyed their homes and businesses. Imagine starting an insurance company at a time when the risk of fire was your biggest worry but there was no fire department. Prompted by care, not profit, those values continue to live at the heart of Gore Mutual today. Rooted in a tradition of courage and cooperation, our pioneering spirit is reflected in the innovative solutions we build for the people we care about.
In 2015 when new legislation presented the opportunity for Gore Mutual to demutualize, we chose to remain a mutual company because mutual protection from the hardship of misfortune is the cornerstone of our very existence, and the idea of people helping people has guided our work from the beginning. We have an incredible story to tell and a fascinating history that started 28 years before the founding of modern Canada. We were there when our country was born and grew with it, using early railways to expand our networks across Ontario and then to the West. We helped protect our country by pledging funds during times of war and we’ve protected our communities through the Gore Mutual Foundation since 1998. We have a proud history, but we aren’t bound by it. Today, we are an ambitious, growing company, boldly driven by the exciting investments we’re making in people, technology, products, online solutions and claims service. Innovation is central to how we continually reinvent our business and it's leading us to a bright, vibrant future firmly planted in what matters most - people.