OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ — Media are invited to join Hydro Ottawa and United Way Ottawa, as well as Ottawa City Councillors and local community leaders, as we announce this year's recipients of the Brighter Tomorrows Fund. Nearly $140,000, including $33,000 from the provincial saveONenergy incentive, is being awarded to ten local agencies for energy conservation projects.
The Brighter Tomorrows Fund is a community investment program created by Hydro Ottawa and administered in partnership with United Way Ottawa to support frontline agencies that serve people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
|Date:||Tuesday, October 22, 2013|
|| Ottawa Salus Corporation
2000 Scott Street, Ottawa, ON
With support from the Brighter Tomorrows Fund, Ottawa Salus was able to install energy-efficient, fire-safe stoves in their residences. The Ottawa Fire Department and representatives from Safe-T Element will be on-hand to demonstrate how these new appliances will help prevent cooking fires and save energy. Hydro Ottawa President and CEO Bryce Conrad, along with United Way Ottawa Campaign Co-Chair Goldy Hyder will address funding recipients. Refreshments will be served.
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.
About United Way Ottawa
United Way Ottawa's mission is to bring people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community for all. We are best known for our work raising and distributing funds to community agencies that help people. But our true business is engagement, providing ways for contributors — be they donors, partners or others — to achieve their aspirations for our community through United Way. Our purpose is to improve people's lives today and to create enduring, measurable and meaningful social change in our community.
SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
For further information:
Supervisor, Media and Public Affairs
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 145
Barry Keegan Manager,
Media Relations and Communications
United Way Ottawa