Insurance & Risk Management
CRSA’s Group Mentorship Program encourages agency and autonomy among mentors and mentees involved in the program. CRSA will not direct, regulate or control or be responsible for the day-to-day activities of mentor groups or their interactions with the mentee(s). It is up to each individual mentor group member and mentee (‘program participant’) to decide whether or not to participate in any activity proposed by any other program participant and those organising an activity should check this with all relevant individuals before proceeding with the activity.
Many mentor group members involved in the Group Mentorship Program will already have personal insurance policies that may offer a level of protection in the event that unfortunate incidents arise in the course of activities that they engage in as mentors for refugee newcomers, for example, home and contents insurance and/or comprehensive car insurance.
To add an additional layer of protection, CRSA has managed to secure umbrella insurance policies which will cover active GMP mentor groups for the duration of their 6-12 month mentorship period for:
- General and Products Liability ($20 million cover for any one claim, with a deductible of
$1,000 per claim, to be borne by the mentor group).
- Professional Liability ($1 million cover for any one claim, $2 million in aggregate)
If your group has confirmed its involvement in the GMP, you don’t need to do anything further to be covered by these policies. Please let CRSA know as soon as possible of any incidents that might trigger a claim.
Please read CRSA’s ‘Risk Management & Insurance information for mentor groups’ for further information, policy schedules and wording.