Thirty ideas shortlisted for Aviva Community Fund awards

publication date: Jan 2, 2012
After over two million votes, thirty ideas have risen to the top and been chosen as finalists for this year's Aviva Community Fund competition. The Fund, now in its third year and created by home and auto insurer Aviva Canada, provides $1,000,000 in donations to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country.

Now it's up to a panel of impartial judges including Canada AM anchor Jeff Hutcheson, Volunteer Canada president and CEO Ruth MacKenzie and Free The Children co-founder Craig Kielburger. They'll review the ideas to decide which projects will receive funding. Winners will be announced January 25, 2012.

Finalists are listed below.

British Columbia
  • Kitchen Equipment to Help Feed Bodies and Souls (Kamloops)
  • Bear Rescue Facility (Smithers)
  • VOKRA's Feline Trap, Neuter, Return Program (Vancouver)
Northwest Territories
  • Children's First Centre (Inuvik)
Alberta
  • Holyrood School Courtyard Classroom (Edmonton)
  • G.S. Lakie Convertible Theatre/ Summer Arts Institute (Lethbridge)
  • Rescue for Life - First Nations Spay/Neuter Initiatives (Spruce Grove)
Nunavut
  • Help Us Build Nunavut's First Animal Shelter (Iqaluit)
Saskatchewan
  • Yorkton Skateboard, Bike and Walking Park (Yorkton)
Manitoba
  • Help D'Arcy's A.R.C. Animal Rescue Centre (Winnipeg)
Ontario
  • Cameron Street Public School's Yard Revitalization (Collingwood)
  • St. Joseph's Villa / SIM Gym What If? One Day (Dundas)
  • Kate's Kause Accessible Playground (Elmira)
  • St. John School's Field of Dreams (Guelph)
  • Head Strong (Kitchener)
  • A New Hope For Spinal Cord Injury Recovery (Newmarket)
  • Kaiden's Care Kits (Russell)
  • Give Our Lions a Place to Roar! (St. Catharines)
  • Harder 4 Carter (Temiskaming Shores)
  • Help us Champion the Cause of Homeless Cats (Toronto)
Quebec
  • TED: Troubles Envahissants du Développement (Boucherville)
  • Cascades Club: Something Special from Just About Nothing (Chelsea)
  • Des arbres et des jeux, là où il fera bon grandir! (Gatineau)
  • Un terrain de jeu grandeur nature (Ste Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier)
  • Accoucher de rire (Montreal)
  • Complexe culturel Paradis (Rimouski)
New Brunswick
  • Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue Needs New Dog/ Cat Kennels (Saint John)
Prince Edward Island
  • Bring Bobbi-Jo Home! (Tignish)
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Help Bridges to Hope Fight Poverty in Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's)
  • Labrador SPCA Needs a New Animal Shelter for K-9's and Felines! (Valley-Goose Bay)
For more information, www.avivacanada.org

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