CANS Advantage Program


Introducing a special home & auto discount insurance program exclusively for members of CANS.

Did you know?  If you are employed by a Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) member company, you are uniquely qualified to access a discount personal insurance program.

What does this mean?  You are invited to take advantage of exclusive discounted rates and enhanced coverage on home, automobile, tenants and other personal insurance products exclusively from  a local, independent broker – Stanhope Simpson Insurance.

In addition to discounted rates, some of these benefits include:

  • Accident forgiveness program for your car
  • Claims forgiveness program for your home
  • Multi-vehicle discounts
  • Guaranteed replacement cost coverage for your home
  • Multi-policy discounts
  • And more.

How do you take advantage of this CANS member benefit?  Call or email one of our CANS Personal Insurance Brokers for a (free) quotation today.  But first, to get the ball rolling, scroll down and download the CANS quote questionnaire(s) applicable to you. These completed questionnaires will give us the necessary information to provide you and your family with a comprehensive personal insurance quote that balances protection against risk with premium savings.

Are you an owner or operator of a CANS member company?  If so, would you like our team to market this program to your staff?  Contact us today and we will develop co-branded marketing material and/or organize initiatives (that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of your company) to spread awareness of this valuable benefit to the members of your organization.

Mark Howard (Manager of the Personal Lines Team at Stanhope Simpson) directs the CANS Advantage program at our firm.  He is responsible for managing the program in consultation with Victoria Stanhope.  Brett MacInnis, Scott Peach and Melissa Edwards also assist Mark with the administration and marketing of the program.

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  • Mark Howard, BComm, CIP – Leader of CANS Program                                               T: (902) 454-7198, ext. 251  /
  • Brett MacInnis, BComm, CIP – Personal Insurance Broker                                    T: (902) 454-7198, ext. 254 /
  • Scott Peach, BComm – Personal Insurance Broker                                                    T: (902) 454-7198, ext. 243 /
  • Melissa Edwards, BA, CAIB, CIP – Personal Insurance Broker                                                                                      T: (902) 454-7198, ext. 221 /

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To report a claim during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM), please call our office to speak with your CANS Personal Insurance Broker.

For after-hour emergency claims assistance, you may call 1-800-661-5522.



Meaningfully contributing to the industry that represents our firm’s strongest area of specialization is a core value of our organization.  CANS is the foremost non-profit organization of which many of our clients belong.  As such, our involvement with CANS is predominant.

  • We have representation on the CANS Developing Executives Committee and CANS Government Relations Committee.
  • We administer the construction insurance and surety bonding course at the Association.
  • We sponsor, support and help organize various CANS events and initiatives.
  • Stanhope Simpson holds a Bowman Award. (CANS recognizes member companies that have succeeded in business and held a membership beyond 25 years with this award).


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