Hearth Place a Community Fund winner PDF Print E-mail


Oshawa's Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre is one of ten community groups nationwide that have been awarded funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund.

Launched in September 2010, the Aviva Community Fund encouraged Canadians to visit www.AvivaCommunityFund.org to share ideas and vote for causes that were meaningful to their communities. After several rounds of voting to identify Canada's 30 favourite ideas, a panel of impartial judges was tasked with reviewing the causes and selecting the winners.

The ten finalists share a million dollars of funding for their projects.

Hearth Place provides care for families touched by cancer in Durham Region. Funding from Aviva Canada will help expand Hearth Place's family support services, including music and art therapists, social workers and special retreat days.

Among the other groups receiving funding as part of the initiative were a special hockey team in Ontario, an animal shelter in the Northwest Territories, a therapeutic garden in Quebec, and much-needed community playgrounds across three provinces. This unique competition created by property and casualty insurer Aviva Canada aims to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country.