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November 6, 2023 – TORONTO, ON – Earth Day Canada and Aviva Canada are pleased to announce they are expanding the Charged for Change program across Canada for 2024, to benefit even more communities without sufficient access to electric vehicle (EV) public charging stations.
Aviva’s Charged for Change program, in partnership with Earth Day Canada, is an initiative that aims to bring chargers to communities that lack EV infrastructure. Through this $3M partnership, communities can apply for funding to receive Level 2 electric vehicle chargers.
“Nominations for our 2024 program open today and run through to February 22. We look forward to expanding our program’s reach across Canada to make a difference for people who own EVs or are considering switching to an EV, and who live in communities without adequate charging infrastructure,” said Aviva’s Chief Distribution Officer Ben Isotta-Riches.
The three-year Charged for Change program delivered Level 2 charging stations to seven Ontario communities in its inaugural year of 2023 including the Town of Pelham, Township of Selwyn, The County of Prince Edward, Town of Thessalon, East Ferris, Township of Manitouwadge, and Township of Essa.
The Town of Pelham, Town of Thessalon, East Ferris, Township of Manitouwadge, and Township of Essa, are receiving their very first public EV chargers for their communities, with the funding. Following the program’s first year, the program is expanding to all of Canada.
Earth Day Canada and Aviva work with municipalities and utility suppliers to install the charging station infrastructure in selected communities, with the goal of helping to level the playing field and remove barriers to EV adoption. Communities across Canada are encouraged to apply for year two funding now via the Charged for Change homepage.
“Urgent action is needed to counter climate change. Charged for Change provides tangible solutions for Canadians, especially those who live in smaller communities who are looking to make the transition to EV but are deterred by the lack of public infrastructure and resources available,” said Valérie Mallamo, Executive Director, Earth Day Canada.
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. As a subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, Aviva Canada has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a sustainable future for our people, our customers, our communities and our planet. In 2021, Aviva plc announced Aviva’s global ambition to become a net zero carbon emissions company by 2040.
About Earth Day Canada
Earth Day Canada is a charitable organization that helps individuals, municipalities and organizations reduce their impact on the environment. In addition to organizing a large-scale awareness campaign on April 22, Earth Day Canada deploys environmental programs and projects with a proven positive impact in various areas such as waste management, the fight against food waste and sustainable mobility.
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