Why are we holding this competition?
Aviva believes that to truly make a difference, insurance companies and brokers must understand the little things that matter most to our customers. That's why we stand behind brokers as the best choice to help Canadians protect their homes, cars and businesses. Brokers are involved in and champion local causes in their community, and the Aviva Community Fund competition is simply another way to harness this support and help the communities where we live and work.
Why a competition?
At Aviva, we pride ourselves on being experts in the insurance world. When it comes to protecting your car, home, or business, or helping you deal with a claim, we've got you covered. But when it comes to knowing what it takes to improve your community, we recognize that you know best.
To get your ideas heard and set into motion, we created the Aviva Community Fund competition. We're committed to helping Canadians make a positive impact by funding local and national initiatives for change, whether it's through providing new opportunities for at-risk youth, improving education, protecting the environment, or helping Canadians live healthier and more active lifestyles.
We believe being responsible in business lets us provide peace of mind to our customers - our first priority. We also realize that being responsible means taking positive action in the community and environment.
In addition to the Aviva Community Fund, we provide major support for our “Street to School” program- our own global charity program that fights for the futures of at-risk children and youth by providing them with the supports needed to help them reach their potential. Globally, Aviva has helped more than 800,000 vulnerable children and youth.
Supporting all Canadians
Aviva is once again offering $1 million to encourage Canadians to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. We have already provided over $4.5 million in funding to 91 charities and community groups including youth programs, animal shelters, public schools, camps and centres for those affected by disabilities or illness.
In the competition's first five years, Canadians overwhelmingly answered the call proposing over 7,500 ideas and casting more than twelve million votes in support of causes from every province and territory.
Preserving the environment
We are dedicated to protecting the environment and make choices every day to reduce our carbon footptint. In 2006, Aviva was the first insurance company to announce a commitment to become carbon neutral. To achieve this, we continue to pursue opportunities to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact in the areas of energy and water, waste, communication and transportation. We purchase carbon credits each to offset any carbon emissions.