Five years of supporting what's important to you! The $1,000,000 Aviva
Community Fund returns
Year five of the competition starts today
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - "The response we've had from all over Canada,
from customers, business partners, brokers and community groups, has been
overwhelming," said Debora Hendrickson, Senior Vice President at Aviva Canada,
when asked about the Aviva Community Fund. "The feedback and the positive
impact the community groups and charities are having across the country are
why we are back for year number five."
Aviva Canada Inc., one of the country's leading providers of home, auto,
leisure and business insurance, is pleased to announce the return of the Aviva
Community Fund competition. The fifth year of the competition opens today,
offering Canadians $1,000,000 to lead, empower and support community
initiatives across the country.
Starting today, Canadians can go to AvivaCommunityFund.org to submit ideas
that will have a positive effect on their local community. After rallying
support from friends, family, neighbours and co-workers, the most popular
ideas will have a chance to be funded with the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund.
The eleven grand-prize winning ideas in 2012 ranged from a youth centre in
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, to a playground in Inuvik, Northwest Territories to a
bear rehabilitation centre and sanctuary in Ontario. New to the competition
last year, and continuing this year, is each finalist that is not selected as
a grand prize winner will receive $5,000 to be awarded to their charity of
Launched in 2009, the Aviva Community Fund competition has already provided
over $3.5 million in funding to 61 charities and community groups.
"The opportunity for our brokerage to get involved in making a difference in
the community was tremendous," commented Wayne Ezekial, President of AA Munro
Insurance of Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia and supporter of 2012 Community Fund
winner Undercurrent Youth Centre. "Through working with the Undercurrent Youth
Centre, our team has been able to connect with the community and help have an
impact on the lives of area youth."
Within the $1,000,000 in funding are specific prizes of up to $150,000 for
Canadian community groups or charities that support homeless and at-risk youth
programs and for initiatives specifically supported by insurance brokers.
Canadians can access the competition and vote via AvivaCommunityFund.org and
Facebook (www.facebook.com/AvivaCommunityFund). Also, for every "Like" the
Aviva Community Fund receives on Facebook, $1 will be donated to one of a
number of charitable partners.
About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance groups in
Canada providing home, automobile, recreational vehicle, group and business
insurance to more than three million customers. The Company is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc and has more than 3,000 employees, 25
locations and 1,700 independent broker partners. Aviva Canada and its
employees invest in positive change including through the Aviva Community Fund
and Eva's Initiatives, its partner in Aviva's global Street to School program
to help homeless and other at-risk youth reach their potential.
For more information visit AvivaCanada.com, our blog or our Twitter, Facebook
and LinkedIn pages.
SOURCE Aviva Canada Inc.
Media Contact: Glenn Cooper Senior Manager, Public Relations & Social Media
Aviva Canada Inc. Mobile (416) 523-3225 Desk: (416) 288-2685
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