November 18, 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Following extreme weather in British Columbia, Aviva Canada is donating $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts in the province. The funds will go towards the Canadian Red Cross’ British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal. Aviva Canada will also double match all employee donations towards this cause.
"The devastating situation in B.C. is yet another reminder that climate change is making Canadians extremely vulnerable - physically, emotionally and financially. As insurers, we must help Canadians mitigate and adapt to climate change and bend the curve on these alarming trends,” said Jason Storah, Chief Executive Officer of Aviva Canada. “We are here to support impacted customers in these challenging times and are committed to get them back into their homes and businesses as soon as conditions permit.”
Canadians wishing to help people impacted by this disaster can donate to the Canadian Red Cross at www.redcross.ca, or by calling 1-800-418-1111.
About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing home, automobile, lifestyle and business insurance to 2.4 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 our people, our customers, our communities and our planet. Launched in 2019, Aviva Canada is investing in safer communities through Aviva Take Back Our Roads, which uses data driven solutions and strategic collaborations to make safer roads a reality for all. In 2021, we announced our plan to become a net zero carbon emissions company by 2040, the most demanding target of any major insurance company in the world.