Hydro Ottawa is a company that gives where it lives. We recognize the important role we can play in creating a strong, supportive community.
We are a company with deep roots in our community, established through more than 100 years of providing an essential service to homes and businesses. With that heritage comes an expectation that we should be a good neighbour – engaged, responsive, willing to lend a hand, and a good steward of the environment we all share. We are fully committed to meeting that expectation.
We believe it is important to allocate a portion of our net income to important community initiatives each year. In view of our position as a private company with a very public mandate, our Community Investment Program has been designed to best reflect the values and goals of Hydro Ottawa.
In August 2016, Hydro Ottawa launched its ‘One Small Change’ E-Billing campaign which ran until December 31, 2016. Hydro Ottawa made a $5 donation to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for every customer who signed up for E-Billing.
Not only does Hydro Ottawa give back at a corporate level, we also recognize how important it is to give back as an individual. It is not always easy to find time to give back to the community between family and work commitments – although many of our employees do.