OTTAWA, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is proud to announce its 2012
United Way workplace campaign has raised a record $201,950 to create
lasting change in our community.
Through employee donations and corporate matching dollars, Hydro
Ottawa's campaigns have raised more than $1.2 million over the past 12
"The enthusiasm of this workforce is outstanding. I am proud to see
Hydro Ottawa employees give generously to help the community we serve,"
said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro
The company's matching dollars are allocated to the Brighter Tomorrows
Fund, a community investment program designed to support frontline
agencies that serve people who are homeless or at risk of being
homeless to invest in energy-efficient technologies or products.
"I would like to thank Hydro Ottawa and its employees for their
incredible leadership in supporting United Way's work in the
community," said Michael Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer,
United Way. "I also applaud Hydro Ottawa for its vision in creating the
Brighter Tomorrows Fund, bringing their corporate expertise to address
real needs in our city. Hydro Ottawa is helping to make change happen
now and for years to come."
In 2011, Hydro Ottawa's campaign committee was honoured with a United
Way Community Builder Award. Thanks to the leadership of these
volunteers and with the support of employees across the company, Hydro
Ottawa's workplace campaign in 2012 is the largest donor among the more
than 100 companies in the Construction, Manufacturing and Services
Supporting United Way Ottawa is just one way Hydro Ottawa is
contributing to the well-being of our community. Whether it is
maintaining one of the safest, most reliable electricity distribution
systems in Ontario, helping our customers manage their energy
consumption or educating children about electricity safety, our over
600 employees continue to be dedicated workers and caring citizens.
About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two
subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.
Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third-largest municipally-owned electrical
utility in Ontario, serving more than 305,000 customers in the City of
Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., the largest
municipally-owned producer of green power in Ontario, generates
renewable energy and provides commercial energy-management services.
SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
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