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

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

October 1, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Following extreme weather in Ontario and British Columbia, Aviva Canada is responding to appeals from the Canadian Red Cross and donating $50,000 for the Ottawa / Gatineau tornado and will double match all employee donations (up to $250 per employee). Aviva is also providing a $25,000 donation to the Red Cross’ BC Fires Appeal to support with ongoing recovery efforts from the 2,000+ wildfires that burned this year in the province.

"When natural disasters tear apart the personal belongings and treasures that individuals hold dear, the Canadian Red Cross is a trusted partner that helps to rebuild lives. We empathize with those that have suffered a loss, and support the relief and recovery efforts currently underway,” said Colm Holmes, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aviva Canada. “We remain committed to working with our customers in these devastated areas to get them back into their homes and businesses,” he concluded.

If you have been affected by extreme weather conditions, the Red Cross can help. Click here to learn how you can receive assistance.  




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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 2.8 million customers.
A subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, Aviva Canada has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for their customers and communities.

Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada’s longest running online community funding competition, which has awarded $8.5 million to over 280 charities and community groups nationwide since its inception in 2009. Aviva Canada was the first insurer to become a national corporate partner of the Canadian Red Cross’ Ready When the Time Comes program, to be there for Canadians when disaster strikes. In 2016, it received The Burns & Wilcox Award for Philanthropy & Community Service. At Aviva Canada, protecting the people and things you love, supporting the causes you care about most and strengthening your local community is just good thinking.

For more information, visit Aviva Canada’s Corporate Responsibility page, or blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.