Our Media Commitment

Our media commitment

Journalists seeking interviews or information for stories, articles or topic ideas are welcome to contact us for assistance.

Media relations:


Janis McCulloch
Public Relations Specialist
Direct: 437-236-4335
Email: janis.mcculloch@aviva.com

Aviva Canada quick facts:

  • Employees: more than 4,000
  • Customers: more than 2.8 million
  • Head Office: 10 Aviva Way Suite 100, Markham, Ontario L6G 0G1
  • CEO: Jason Storah
  • Parent Company: Aviva plc

Aviva's international media contacts:

Visit www.aviva.com/newsroom for our international media centre.

Recent press releases

August 8, 2019 - Media Statement

Aviva Canada - Half Year 2019 Results

June 27, 2019 Aviva Canada Encourages Canadians to Take Back Our Roads in the launch of its New Social Impact Platform Focused on Road Safety

June 13, 2019 Appointment of Anne Marie O’Donovan, FCPA as Chair of the Board of Directors at Aviva Canada

June 7, 2019Management changes at Aviva Canada - Jason Storah named as Chief Executive Officer

Colm Holmes assuming new role as Chief Executive Officer of General Insurance

April 11, 2019 Phil Gibson, Managing Director of Personal Insurance at Aviva Canada responds to Ontario Budget 2019

April 8, 2019 Announcing Aviva Ally – transacting small business insurance made easy

Brokers now able to submit small business insurance applications their way

March 27, 2019 Aviva partners with the Hartford

To offer cross-border services to Canadian companies doing business in the United States

March 18, 2019 Investigation reveals unlicensed auto insurance sales and policy fraud to vulnerable consumers

Ontario Provincial Police arrest and charge Toronto man for selling fraudulent auto insurance coverage

March 7, 2019 Media Statement

Aviva Canada - Full Year 2018 Results 

January 28, 2019 Kick-start your claim at the click of a button

Accident Support Services and Aviva Canada launch first real-time, automatic claims process

January 9, 2019  - Colm Holmes, President & CEO of Aviva Canada, comments on the Ontario auto insurance consultation 

2018 Press releases

December 4, 2018 Aviva Fraud Report 2018: Majority of Ontarians believe 25% of claims are fraudulent

Ontarians aware of pervasiveness of insurance fraud & support new actions to combat it

November 20, 2018 Aviva Community Fund reveals the winners of its 2018 competition

Aviva Canada concludes its 10th year of the Aviva Community Fund, adding another $1 million to funding important community causes

November 19, 2018 Aviva Canada launches insurance tailor-made for small businesses

Aviva OnpointTM offers relevant and specific insurance to meet the needs of small business owners

November 15, 2018 - Colm Holmes, President & CEO of Aviva Canada, responds to Ontario Minister of Finance Victor Fedeli’s delivery of the 2018 Fall Economic Statement

November 12, 2018 Aviva Canada signs Toronto Maple Leafs goalie

Freddie Andersen signs on as brand ambassador for Maple Leafs Insurance Provided by Aviva

November 8, 2018Moncton man to spend 30 days in prison for cheque fraud

Decisive action by RCMP bolsters thorough investigation

October 24, 2018 - OneEleven and Aviva Canada to host Safer Neighbourhoods Hackathon

October 24, 2018Fred Shurbaji joins Aviva Canada assuming key role as Head of Small Medium Enterprise, Commercial Insurance

October 15, 2018
 - 98 per cent: the number of claims accepted and paid to Aviva customers

Aviva debunks misconception that insurers do not pay claims by releasing pay out rate 

October 9, 2018 Aviva fraud investigation sparks sanctions

A chiropractor in Ontario penalized after evidence of fraud revealed 

October 1, 2018Aviva Canada donates $75,000 to Canadians impacted by extreme weather

Supporting the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts for those impacted by tornado and wildfires

September 25, 2018 Voting now open – Canadians can help the Aviva Community Fund donate another $1M to charitable organizations!

Tenth Year Anniversary of ACF focuses on #BetterTogether 

August 8, 2018 - Aviva Canada Celebrates a Decade of Community Building

Canada’s longest running online funding competition returns with over $1 million to fund charitable initiatives in communities across Canada

August 2, 2018 Media Statement - Aviva Canada Half Year 2018 Results

Aviva Canada Half Year 2018 Results

July 26, 2018Aviva Canada appoints new leaders in Risk, Claims and Information Technology

Rounding out Aviva Canada’s leadership team with top industry talent

May 14, 2018Distracted driving-related accidents rise dramatically, Aviva Canada claims data shows

In support of National Road Safety Week, Aviva Canada urges Canadians to start “Undistracted Driving”

May 14, 2018 - POLL: Newfoundland and Labrador drivers demand more choice, relief from rising auto insurance rates 

It seems that very few drivers in the province are happy with the way the auto insurance system is working for them right now.

April 16, 2018Aviva Canada readies team as extreme weather shifts from wind to rain, Claims hotline available to assist customers 24/7

Offering tips to prevent damage and keep customers safe during extreme weather

April 5, 2018 Aviva Canada investigation = consumer protection

A lesson for law firms, legal representatives, healthcare clinics, healthcare professionals 

March 29, 2018 Aviva Canada welcomes a report on the deteriorating state of auto insurance in NL 

Consumers are losing in the current market 

March 12, 2018 - Aviva fraud investigation reveals urgent need to reform auto insurance 

Canadians are paying billions for auto insurance fraud –Auto repair fraud costs $547 million in Ontario alone

March 5, 2018Aviva launches Enterprise – the first commercial insurance solution that reflects the changing needs of business owners today

Innovative, modular design all under one P&C policy allows for greater flexibility, easy tailoring, and convenient enhancements

March 1, 2018 Snapsheet Brings Virtual Claims Technology to Canada

Aviva Canada partners with Snapsheet as first Canadian partner, making the claims process easier and more efficient for customers

January 30, 2018 - Bill 150: Aviva Canada supports consumer transparency and protection

Bill 150: Aviva Canada supports consumer transparency and protection

January 16, 2018 - Leadership changes at Aviva Canada 

Leadership changes at Aviva Canada

2017 Press releases

December 14, 2017 - Outdoorsy Expands to Canada – Bringing the RV Sharing Economy to Millions of Canadians

Outdoorsy and Aviva Canada team up to bring an RV peer-to-peer marketplace to Canadians coast to coast.

December 12, 2017 - Aviva rides with Lyft as it heads into Ontario

Aviva official commercial automobile insurance provider for Lyft in Canada

December 5, 2017 - Aviva Community Legacy Award to U of Ottawa’s Polycycle Celebrates Canada’s 150th

Aviva Community Legacy Award to U of Ottawa’s Polycycle Celebrates Canada’s 150th

December 5, 2017 - The Aviva Community Fund Announces the Grand Prize Winning Ideas

Ninth year of competition concludes, bringing total donations to $8.5 million

December 5, 2017 - Aviva Canada Statement on more affordable auto insurance for Ontario drivers

The following is a statement from Aviva Canada CEO Greg Somerville

December 5, 2017 - Aviva Community Legacy Award to U of Ottawa’s Polycycle Celebrates Canada’s 150th

Aviva Community Legacy Award to U of Ottawa’s Polycycle Celebrates Canada’s 150th

November 28, 2017 - AVIVA ANNOUNCES EQUAL PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

All Canadian employees to get equal paid parental leave following the arrival of a new child – regardless of their gender, sexual orientation or how they become a parent

November 23, 2017 - Aviva Fraud Report 2017: “Crash, Cash and Backlash”

Auto insurance fraud is costing Canadians an estimated $2 billion a year

November 3, 2017Aviva Canada applauds Quebec government for protecting the interests of consumers

Aviva Canada welcomes the new omnibus Bill 150 tabled by the Finance Minister and the steps taken by the Quebec government to protect the interests of consumers.

November 3, 2017 - The Aviva Community Fund finalists are…

More than two million votes were cast for over 500 incredible ideas.

October 26, 2017 - Aviva Canada expands insurance coverage for commercial customers

Aviva is pleased to announce the launch of Commercial Accident, a newly developed, comprehensive offering for customers through its broker partners.

October 24, 2017 - Announcing the winner of Women Creating Legacy in Insurance Scholarship Fund

Aviva Canada and Mills Brokers Insurance Solutions, in partnership with Ivey Business School at Western University, are excited to reveal that ...

October 10, 2017 - Get Ready to Rock the ACF Vote!

Have your say – Rock the Aviva Community Fund vote today

October 2, 2017 - Cyber Security Awareness Month: Canadians lose millions every year from identity theft and online scams

Aviva Canada debuts educational video and enhanced identity theft coverage for customers...

September 21, 2017 - Canadians demanding technology relief from Distracted Driving

Aviva poll

September 13, 2017 - Do you have an idea for positive change that needs funding?

Submit ideas to The Aviva Community Fund by October 2 for a chance to share over $1 million in funding

September 11, 2017 - Aviva Canada, Mills Brokers Insurance Solutions and the Ivey Business School are advancing women in insurance

Nominations for the “Women Creating Legacy in Insurance Scholarship Fund” are now open!

August 3, 2017 - Aviva plc 2017 interim results announcement

July 25, 2017 - Aviva and Local Insurance partner to support charities

Insure For Your Cause program offers customers opportunity to donate to charity when they purchase insurance

July 19, 2017 - Aviva named the Canadian Insurance Carrier of the Year 2017

Embracing the world of analytics to meet evolving customer needs

July 11, 2017 - Aviva Canada and Sharp Mobile announce agreement to accelerate broker digitization

iMobilebroker platform offers brokers an “all carrier” digital and customer self-service insurance experience

July 10, 2017 - Aviva Canada is on the ground helping customers in British Columbia

iMobilebroker platform offers brokers an “all carrier” digital and customer self-service insurance experience

July 4, 2017Aviva Canada welcomes the auto insurance system review announced today by Minister Perry Trimper

June 29, 2017Calling all young social entrepreneurs – do you have an innovative idea to tackle climate change?

The Aviva Community Fund is back and introduces a new category with an additional $150,000 in funding

June 27, 2017 - 20% Ownership of Insurance Brokerages is in Consumer’s Best Interest

Aviva urges the Government of Quebec to protect consumers

June 13, 2017 - Aviva Pitch Day is back

With $170 million to invest in digital startups that will help shape the future of insurance

May 15, 2017 - Aviva and Tennis Canada partner to deliver a branded insurance experience for Ontario tennis players and fans 
Home and Auto insurance for Ontario tennis club members will benefit grassroots tennis

May 10, 2017 - Pedestrian claimant crosses the line 
Abdirahman Yusuf Nur facing multiple charges after allegedly forging documents in injury claim against Aviva Canada

May 4, 2017 - Aviva Canada investigation leads to conviction and stiff sentence for Québec police officer 
Former policyholder gets 15 months in prison after dumping truck in the St. Lawrence River

May 2, 2017 - Protect your car from damage with the revolutionary Hail Protector System 
Aviva Canada and Hail Storm Products team up to keep customers’ most prized possessions safe

April 19, 2017 - Aviva Canada’s 2016 Public Accountability Statement now available

April 5, 2017 - Aviva invests $2.5m in leading Canadian real estate marketplace & brokerage, Casalova 
After Aviva Pitch Day presentation, Canadian real estate marketplace, Casalova poised for next level of growth

March 22, 2017 - OneEleven and Aviva Canada kick off #InsurTechCanada Events 
Event series spotlights cutting-edge innovations in insurance technology

March 14, 2017 - Aviva Canada’s volunteers recognized at UN forum for reducing disaster risk

March 9, 2017 - Aviva PLC 2016 Preliminary Results Announcement

March 9, 2017 - Safe texting zones can save lives 
Aviva Canada applauds Private Member’s Bill to address distracted driving

February 28, 2017 - Changing the Insurance Industry – the DMZ and Aviva Canada Launch an Insurtech Accelerator Program 
Program for Canadian tech startups is now accepting applications

February 1, 2017 - Simple and easy-to-add home-share insurance provides rental hosts with peace of mind 
Aviva Canada offers innovative solutions for home-sharing

January 25, 2017 - All Ontario drivers pay for unnecessary legal costs through higher insurance rates – even if they never make a claim 
Aviva Canada supports a major study into contingency fee arrangements, calls for change

January 18, 2017 - Maple Leafs and Raptors team up with Aviva Canada to provide an insurance program for fans 
Maple Leafs Home and Auto and Raptors Home and Auto insurance programs* to deliver protection that matches fans’ passion