Charged For Change
Bringing EV charging infrastructure
to your community
Making the collective transition to electric vehicles (EV) is an important component of the global strategy to fight climate change. However, the infrastructure required to support this change can be cost prohibitive for many communities. Aviva Canada has worked with Earth Day Canada to create Charged for Change, a program that aims to facilitate the transition to electric mobility in underserved communities across Canada.
Over 3 years, with the support of Earth Day Canada, Aviva will provide $3 million in funding to support the installation of public electric vehicle charging stations in communities across Canada who are looking to increase charging opportunities locally. This investment will help remove a key barrier these communities face in getting EV infrastructure up and running, which proves to be a deciding factor for Canadians considering the purchase of an EV.
Key program steps
3 application periods will be held over 3 years, as follows:
• from January 3rd to March 22nd, 2023;
• from November 6th, 2023 to February 22nd, 2024;
• from November 6th, 2024 to February 22nd, 2025.
For each round of application, recipients will be publicly announced around Earth Day, April 22nd.
To be considered for the 2024 round of funding, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be located in Canada;
- Be a recognized Canadian Municipality or Indigenous Community with less than 100,000 residents;
- Have a higher number of residents per charging head ratio than the provincial average (see the Application Guide for the ratios per province/territory).
The project must:
- Include the installation of new, permanent level 2 EV charger(s) ;
- Include a minimum of four (4) charging heads ;
- Increase charging opportunities locally via public charging infrastructure in any of the following areas: on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, or workplaces.
The application period for 2024 is now closed. The selected communities for funding will be announced in April 2024.
HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION?
To get more information about the program, you can check the recording below and send your questions regarding the program to: email@example.com
Earth Day Canada
5818, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) H2T 1T3 Canada