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Contact Info

Regular business hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM

Head office civic address:
3845 Joseph Howe Drive, Suite 300
Halifax, NS, B3L 4H9

Mailing address:
PO Box 8956
Halifax, NS, B3K 5M6

Head office (reception):  (902) 454-8641

Main fax:  (902) 455-2267

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Contact Stanhope Simpson

At Stanhope Simpson, our people are our greatest resource.  We are proud of our team and we invite you to get to know them.  We encourage you to click the Meet the Team icon below to learn more about us.

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For easy reference, below is a directory of our direct telephone extensions:

Commercial Insurance & Surety Brokers
Direct telephone number:  (902) 454-7198 + extension
Chuck Prince, FCIP – dial (506) 386-6540

Debbie Brush, CIP – ext 234

Don McDermaid, CIB – ext 237

Donald K. McDermaid, BComm, FCIP – ext 237

Gary Pellerin, BBA – ext 227

Heidi Bardsley, CIP – ext 245

Arin Selig, CIP, CRM – ext  244

Shawn Freeze, CIP, CRM – ext 222

Paul Folk, BA, MCI – ext 226

Paula Shubley, CIP – ext 223

Pauline Bell, CIP – ext 224

Mark Howard, BComm, FCIP  – ext 257

Scott Peach, BComm, CIP – ext 243

Shawna Naismith, BA, BBA, FCIP, CRM – ext 242

Greg Blacklock,  MBA – ext 230

Jannine Freeze, BBA, FCIP, CRM – ext 228

Shirley Gould, CAIB, CIP – ext 233

Steven Bates, BBA, CAIB, FCIP, CRM – ext 229

Tim Smith, BComm, CIP – ext 250

Victor Stanhope, FCIP, CCIB – ext 225

Victoria Stanhope, MBA, FCIP, CRM – ext 239

Wendy Forhan,  BComm, CAIB, CIP – ext 248

Ashley Burke, CIP, CRM – ext 236

Personal Insurance Brokers
Direct telephone number:  (902) 454-7198 + extension

Denise Russell – ext. 231

Melissa Dort, BA, CAIB, CIP – ext 221

Jennifer MacKenzie, CAIB – ext 238

Scott Conrad, BA, MA (Manager) – ext 251

Trudy Scanlan, CIP – ext 254

Heather McDermaid (Assistant to Personal Lines & Reception) – ext 232

Internal Support Team
Direct telephone number:  (902) 454-7198 + extension

Gerald Ward, CIP – ext 235

Heather Peach, CPA, CA – ext 241

Martali McDermaid – ext 240

Email Us

All emails are format, except the following:

Chuck Prince –

Donald McDermaid (Jr.) –

Victoria Stanhope –

Report a Claim

During regular business hours, please contact our office to report a claim.  After regular business hours, you may call your insurance company’s toll-free claims number listed below for emergency claims assistance.

Aviva Canada
(Including Traders and Elite)
1-866-MY-AVIVA (1-866-692-8482)

Northbridge Insurance (formerly Lombard Canada)

Intact Insurance

RSA (Royal & SunAlliance Insurance)

The Dominion of Canada

Economical Insurance Group
(Including Missisquoi, Perth and Waterloo Insurance)

Zurich Canada


Markel Canada

Travelers Insurance

We place insurance and surety coverage with over 50 different insurance companies and markets from around the world.  Is your insurer not listed above?  We encourage you to contact your broker representative at Stanhope Simpson and/or visit your insurer’s website for their specific after-hours emergency claims line.