Hydro One honoured with Award of Excellence for Employee Assistance

    TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ - Hydro One announced today that it is receiving
the 2009 Award of Excellence from the Employee Assistance Society of North
America's (EASNA). Hydro One will receive the award during the EASNA annual
conference in May.
    Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are employee benefit programs offered
by employers and are intended to help employees deal with personal problems
that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being.
EASNA selects one Canadian and one American company each year for the award.
Winners must demonstrate a successful partnership with the Employee Assistance
Program providers to design and integrate a program that enhances employee
well-being and enables the organization to work towards a healthy and
productive workplace. An independent panel of judges reviewed submissions and
evaluated them on a series of criteria that underscore the importance of
integrating the services of an EAP provider to ensure the health and
well-being of the company's workforce.
    "We are extremely honoured to receive this prestigious award," said Laura
Formusa, President and CEO, Hydro One Inc. "At Hydro One, our people underpin
everything we do. Making sure we provide meaningful support our employees is
critical to their health and well-being and by extension, the health and
well-being of the Company."
    Hydro One's Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provides
regular staff and dependent family members with confidential and professional
services for a broad range of personal and work-related concerns such as
personal and/or job stress, relationship issues, childcare and eldercare,
harassment, addictions, nutrition, balancing work and family, parenting,
financial or legal concerns. EFAP is a centralized corporate Human Resources
program with accountability under the Company's Compensation and Benefits

    The Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) is a bi-national
association whose members consist of individuals, organizations, employers,
and students in Canada and the US interested in advancing knowledge, research,
and best practices toward achieving healthy and productive workplaces.

    Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes
and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's
29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large
industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 122,000 km low-voltage
distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and
smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the
Province of Ontario.

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1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or (416) 345-6868. Our Web site is

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