Hydro Ottawa Recognized with 'Best Community Campaign' Award

OTTAWA, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is honoured to be the recipient of this year's United Way Ottawa's 'Best Community Campaign' award. This distinction was awarded to Hydro Ottawa during yesterday's United Way Ottawa Community Builder of the Year Awards Gala.

In 2012, Hydro Ottawa ran its most successful workplace campaign to date raising a record $201,905 for the annual campaign. This was made possible through employee donations, fundraising events and corporate matching dollars. In all, Hydro Ottawa's campaigns have raised $1.3 million over the past 12 years.

"It's the generosity of our employees and the dedication of our campaign committee members that makes our United Way campaigns such a success," said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa. "The United Way makes an enormous impact on the quality of life we enjoy here in Ottawa, and I am proud that our efforts have made a difference for the community we serve."

Our award-winning campaign included a 10 km relay that saw a group of employees run from our Merivale Road office to our head office located on Albion Road North and a series of fundraising events that included a bake sale, chili cook-off and an online auction.

Hydro Ottawa is proud to be the largest donor to the annual United Way Ottawa Community Campaign among more than 100 companies in the Construction, Manufacturing and Services sector for 2011 and 2012.

The company's matching funds are directed to the Brighter Tomorrows Fund, which helps agencies that serve people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless by funding projects that improve the energy efficiency of their facilities or buildings.

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 310,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.

SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

For further information:

Claudia Lemieux
Manager, Public Affairs
Hydro Ottawa
613-738-5499 ext. 7684
claudialemieux@hydroottawa.com


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