September 13, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Aviva Canada announces Canada’s longest running online funding competition, Aviva Community Fund, is back again for its ninth year with over $1 million in available funding. Canadians with ideas for positive change in their community are encouraged to submit them by October 2 for a chance to win funding.
“We recognize that the charitable sector is evolving. Emerging new players are redefining the definition of charitable giving and philanthropy. We are adapting to these changes and have expanded eligibility beyond registered charities this year to also include social enterprises, registered B corporations and nonprofits,” says Debora Hendrickson, Senior Vice President, Customer & Marketing of Aviva Canada.
Also new to this year’s competition is the introduction of Community Legacy – a category in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Community Legacyencourages seasoned or aspiring social entrepreneurs aged 18 to 25, to submit an original solution that tackles the consequences of climate change. The $150,000 prize for the category is in addition to the share of $1 million from Aviva Community Fund.
Click here to see a video on how past ACF idea submitters, Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services and Salvation Army Harbour Light, have been positively influencing their community.
Canadians can start making a difference in their community today by submitting an idea to the Aviva Community Fund.
Visit avivacommunityfund.org or check out Twitter and Facebook to find out more about the competition.