OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Full of community spirit, a group of Hydro Ottawa employees will take part in a 10 km relay run this morning to mark the official beginning of Hydro Ottawa's 2012 United Way workplace campaign.
Through employee donations and corporate matching dollars, Hydro Ottawa's campaigns have raised more than $1 million over the past 11 years. This year, Hydro Ottawa aims to surpass its 2011 campaign total of $187,932.
"Just like the citizens of Ottawa rely on the electricity we deliver, there are thousands of people in our community who rely on the United Way," said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa. "When I see how generously our employees give back to the community, it makes me proud to be a part of Hydro Ottawa."
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 is now the largest donor among the more than 100 companies in the Construction, Manufacturing and Services sector.
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.
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 and youth about electricity safety, Hydro Ottawa is a community builder and a responsible, engaged corporate citizen.
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., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.
SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Limited
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