Hydro Ottawa encourages employees to ‘Let Your Light Shine’ for Pride Week

August 15, 2016

Today, Hydro Ottawa took part in the Ottawa Capital Pride Workplace Challenge in support of Capital Pride Week with a rainbow Pride flag raising at its head office on Albion Road North. The company also raised flags at its three other office locations across the city, including Bank Street, Merivale Road and Maple Grove Road.  

Under the company’s Pride theme, “Let Your Light Shine,” celebrations continue all week with a number of internal events planned for employees. A highlight of the week’s festivities includes a Lunch and Learn from local human rights and transgender advocate, Amanda Jetté Knox, and her wife, Zoe Knox.

Watch for Hydro Ottawa in the Capital Pride Parade on Sunday, August 21, where employees, alongside their families and friends, will be letting their light shine, by walking in the parade. The Hydro Ottawa Conservation Team will also be at the Community Fair handing out coupons and providing guests with energy saving tips and tricks.

Quick Facts

  • Hydro Ottawa has a multi-year Diversity Plan that aims to create and support a talented workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the communities we serve.
  • Hydro Ottawa launched an employee-driven Pride Network committee this year to assist with creating an inclusive workplace culture and lead Pride Week festivities within the organization.
  • This is Hydro Ottawa’s fourth year participating in Ottawa Capital Pride celebrations.

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“It is important to have a workforce that is inclusive and supportive of the diversity in our communities. We are proud to be an Event Sponsor for this year’s Capital Pride because it reflects Hydro Ottawa’s values as an organization and reinforces our heartfelt support of the LGBTQ+ community. Happy Pride to our employees, customers, friends and families!”
– Bryce Conrad, President and CEO

Media contact:

Marie-Christine Boucher
Supervisor, Media and Public Affairs
Tel.: 613-738-5499, ext.: 345
[email protected]

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