Life at Admiral

Sometimes you just need to take a moment, sit back and enjoy the smaller things in life.

With that thought in mind, Halifax Renewals’ Top 10 Committee brought some special guests into the office recently.

Therapeutic Paws of Canada, an organization providing animal resources and therapy, spent some quality time with our Renewals department.

While Therapeutic Paws... does regular visits to hospitals, schools and seniors residences, our staff had the unique opportunity to relax, de-stress and take in the company of four different breeds of dogs - all as warm and approachable as they come.

Erin Farrell is a great example of someone who is continuously committed to making a difference through Admiral’s Charity Champion program.

Farrell, who does administration work in our Renewals department in Halifax, has been raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Atlantic Canada for the past six years.

With help from Admiral's Charity Champion program, Farrell has been able to support a close friend who has the neurological condition.

“My best friend was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009 at the age of 24. MS is the most common progressive and disabling condition in young adults so we were saddened to get the news. It is because of this that I started raising money for the MS Society and taking part in the MS Walk every year,” Farrell says.

With the weather picture-perfect for golf, eight Admiral Halifax staff members logged out of their computers and left the office for a day in late June to participate in Feed Nova Scotia’s annual golf tournament Swinging for Supper.

After fundraising over $2,000 for the charity via a 50/50 draw and staff BBQ, Admiral entered two teams (aptly named The Admiral Mulligans and The Admiral Chippers) of four into the best-ball event at the beautiful, world-class Glen Arbour Golf Course.

People Services Manager, Jen Gilbert, said it was great to have fun while at the same time supporting an important cause.

Admiral Staff at Halifax PrideOn July 28th, our Admiral crew had a chance to show off their colours and hoist the flag high as we participated in the PRIDE Parade in downtown Halifax. It was the 25thanniversary of the annual celebration by the LGBTQ community, so it was an extra special honour to be part of the festivities.

In 2007, Admiral Insurance opened its doors in Nova Scotia with a staff of 21 and our sights set on building a successful business venture in Halifax. In our first office on Bayers Road it seemed like we had plenty of space to grow as we created more and more opportunities for people to join our team.

"Congratulations to everyone at Admiral Insurance, the company was recently recognized as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada for 2015! Since opening for business in Halifax in 2007, Admiral Insurance has grown from an office of twenty-one to over 400 employees.

Awards 2011The Halifax Office recently celebrated another successful year with its second Annual Awards Gala. More than 200 of our staff livened up the Marriott Hotel making the event the largest awards dinner to date. Our hosts for the evening; Duncan and Holly warmed up the spirited crowd with some comedy before 17 employees were called to the stage to receive awards in recognition of their stellar performance over the past year.

Company PicnicAdmiral held its third annual company picnic on a hot sunny day in August on the shores of MacDonald Beach and over 200 our Admiral Family members took in all the fun events of the day. With their bellies full of picnic fare courtesy of Tarek's Café the children enjoyed a bouncy castle, face painting a magic show and juggling before they lined up for potato sac, egg and spoon and three legged races.

The Sport and Social Committee proudly presented a Haunted House to ring in Halloween 2011 in the Halifax office. The committee did a phenomenal job transforming the break room into a frightening spectacle with pathways made up of bloody sheets, spider webs and hanging heads where our staff fought off zombies, witches and psychos. Brave souls who survived were rewarded with treat bags.

Ministry of HealthMinistry of Health (MOH) has had a fantastic year! We kicked off 2011 with our yoga classes and things quickly picked up by the summer with our first instalment of on-site massage- A huge hit with our staff!