Aviva Canada employees raise over $394,000 for the United Way

United Way communities to benefit from this year�s campaign

TORONTO, December 14, 2005 – It’s another record breaking year for taking care of its communities as the Aviva Canada group, one of Canada’s largest home, car and business insurers, and its generous employees raised over $394,000 for the company�s 2005 United Way/Centraide campaign. The amount, an increase of more than 27% over last year�s donation, will support community services for 33 regional United Way organizations across the country.

�Our employees� passion and zeal for helping others truly makes a difference to the towns and cities in which they live,� says Aviva�s President and CEO, Igal Mayer. �I am extremely proud of their unwavering support and their ongoing contribution to the health and welfare of our Canadian communities.�

United Way will receive funds from the local efforts of Aviva employees who in many cases baked up a storm, raffled prizes, and hosted silent auctions to benefit this worthy charity. A portion of employee payroll contributions was matched by a generous corporate donation from Aviva Canada.

Like the United Way, Aviva is a national organization that cares about its communities. Aviva is pleased to support this vital charitable organization, which helps one in three Canadians in need.

About Aviva Canada Inc.

Aviva Canada Inc. is one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance groups in Canada, providing home, automobile and business insurance to more than 3 million customers. Our group of companies has more than 3,100 employees, 40 locations and more than 3,000 independent broker partners from coast to coast. Aviva Canada Inc.�s member companies are: Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, Pilot Insurance Company, Traders General Insurance Company, Elite Insurance Company, and Scottish & York Insurance Co. Limited, and S&Y Insurance Company. Aviva Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the world�s sixth largest insurance group. Find out more at avivacanada.com.

About United Way of Canada-Centraide Canada

Originally established in 1939, the United Way of Canada-Centraide Canada is the national organization for 124 United Ways-Centraides located across Canada – in ten provinces and two territories. It provides leadership on national initiatives and supports local United Ways-Centraides in achieving community impact through community building. Visit their Web site at www.unitedway.ca to learn more about the United Way-Centraide Movement and/or to locate your United Way-Centraide.