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Voting for ideas submitted to the Aviva Community Fund is now open

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Aviva Canada, one of the country's leading home, auto, leisure/lifestyle, group and business insurance providers, is pleased to announce that voting for the 2015 Aviva Community Fund competition is officially open. After a 20 day submission period, the Aviva Community Fund has over 300 fantastic ideas for positive change in communities all across Canada. The ideas each fall within at least one of the three categories: Community Resilience, Community Health, and Community Development, as well as two funding levels: under $50,000 and between $50,000 and $100,000.

"With the overwhelming number of submissions we receive each year, it's clear that there is a need for this type of funding across Canada," said Debora Hendrickson, Aviva Canada's Senior Vice President of Customer & Marketing. "Now we ask all Canadians to help make positive change a reality by voting for the ideas that resonate most with them."

Voting for Aviva Community Fund ideas opens at noon EST today and continues until October 23 at 4 p.m. EST. In prior years, ideas had to go through two rounds of voting to make it to the finals; this year there is only one round of voting. After the voting round the top 30 vote getters (five from each idea category in the two funding levels) will be evaluated by a panel of judges, using key criteria including impact on the community, sustainability, submission quality and creativity.

Winners of the Aviva Community Fund will be announced on December 2.

About the Aviva Community Fund
Since 2009, Aviva Canada has provided $5.5 million to 192 winning projects from coast to coast. With over 10,000 ideas submitted so far, the Aviva Community Fund has more than one million registered participants, who cast approximately nine million votes.

About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in Canada providing home, auto 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.

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SOURCE Aviva Canada Inc.

For further information: 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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