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Have your say – The Aviva Community Fund voting begins today

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Aviva Canada is pleased to announce that voting for the 2016 Aviva Community Fund (ACF) competition begins today. Over the past 18 days, ACF has received over 450 incredible ideas for positive change in communities all across Canada. Voting opens at 12 pm ET today and continues until October 28 at 4 pm ET.

Voting has been made easier for this year's ACF competition. Canadians can now cast a total of 18 votes all at once or at any time during the voting round (October 11 - 28). In prior years, participants could only vote once per day.

All Canadians are encouraged to check out the submitted ideas and vote for them at The votes will help determine which ideas will move onto the finals to be evaluated by a panel of judges.

"We are thrilled to have the ACF competition continue helping great community-driven ideas come to life," said Debora Hendrickson, Senior Vice President, Customer & Marketing, Aviva Canada. "Each year, we continue to be amazed at the passion and drive that Canadians have for improving their communities."

When voting closes, the 30 idea submissions with the most votes (15 from each funding level comprised of five from each category) will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Evaluation criteria include: impact on the community, sustainability, submission quality and creativity. Finalists will be revealed on November 7, followed by the winner announcement on December 6.

About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to more than three million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for our customers and our communities.

Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada's longest running online community funding competition. Since its inception in 2009, the Aviva Community Fund has awarded $6.5 million to over 222 charities and community groups nationwide. Aviva Canada, bringing over 300 years of good thinking and insurance solutions to Canadians from coast to coast.

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SOURCE Aviva Canada Inc.

For further information: Media Contact: Priscilla Wong, Public Relations Specialist, Aviva Canada Inc., Desk: 416 288 6780, Mobile: 647 208 7523,


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