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Aviva Community Fund returns with a $1 million pledge

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By Contributor
June 25th, 2011

After a frenzied campaign last winter in which the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society narrowly missed winning, Aviva Canada is once again offering $1 million to encourage people to submit their project ideas for their third annual pledge.

Whether it’s a project that will help get at-risk youth off the street and back into school, or other ways to extend a hand to those in need, the Aviva Community Fund enables individuals and groups to not only submit a community initiative for funding, but also become actively involved in making change happen.

Launched in the fall of 2009, the Aviva Community Fund competition has already provided over $1.5 million in funding to numerous charities and community groups including youth programs, animal shelters, public schools, camps and centres for those affected by disabilities or illness.

Canadians are encouraged to submit their ideas on the competition’s website – www.avivacommunityfund.org. Visitors to the site are asked to vote for their favourite ideas so they can advance through to the competition’s final round, at that stage they will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges.

In 2009 and 2010, Canadians overwhelmingly answered the call, proposing over 4,000 ideas and casting more than four million votes in support of causes from every province and territory.

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