OTTAWA, Oct. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - This morning Hydro Ottawa was honoured to present bursaries of $500 each to two deserving youths at the 10th Anniversary Breakfast of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation. The Youth Futures bursaries will help youth living in low-income communities to attend post-secondary education and pay for books and tuition. To qualify for the bursary, the youth must have demonstrated community volunteerism and leadership, and be a first-generation post-secondary student.
"As a dedicated community citizen with roots that stretch back more than 100 years, Hydro Ottawa strongly believes in investing in our city and the development of its people," said Bryce Conrad President and CEO of Hydro Ottawa, who attended the breakfast. "We are very pleased to make this contribution to the futures of two young people with lots of promise."
"We would like to thank Hydro Ottawa for their generous community spirit," said Jo-Anne Poirier, Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation. "The bursaries they have funded will make a difference in the lives of the two recipients."
Honourary Co-Chairs Mayor Jim Watson and Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches, who is also Chair of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation, were on hand to join in the celebration. The organization serves 32,000 tenants occupying 15,000 homes across Ottawa.
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 Holding
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