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// Hydro Ottawa’s Brighter Tomorrows Fund

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Hydro Ottawa’s Brighter Tomorrows Fund: a great example of community engagement by getting involved
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 11:45pm

There is an invisible current running throughout the city of Ottawa that contributes to the renewal of its most valuable resource – the citizens of the community. It is a quietly powerful by-product of Hydro Ottawa, the third largest municipally-owned electrical utility in Ontario. The Brighter Tomorrows Fund (BTF) is Hydro Ottawa’s targeted investment fund that helps community agencies serving people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless to invest in small scale energy-efficient technologies or products.

Contributing to the well-being of its community has always been a part of Hydro Ottawa’s core mandate. Since its inception in 2011, the BTF has allocated more than $219,000 to help community agencies invest in small scale capital projects that improve energy efficiency at their facilities.

Administered and delivered in partnership with United Way Ottawa/Centraide Ottawa, the BTF has supported 24 separate projects that include the replacement of 100 year old windows, the installation of high-efficiency heating systems and the purchase of energy-efficient appliances. These improvements help reduce the agencies’ energy bills, creating savings that the organizations can redirect into their programming. Watch the video!

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Hydro Ottawa looks forward to welcoming delegates to the CCSR Conference and bringing visibility to the very real difference socially responsible corporations can make in the communities where they live and work.

Hydro Ottawa is key Sponsor for this year’s Corporate and Community Social Responsibility CCSR Conference to be held on November 6th, 2012 at Algonquin College, Ottawa. This 5th annual CCSR conference – with a focus on the Canadian Perspective – is the country’s largest Community and Corporate Social Responsibility conference inviting experts from across the globe to share insights and showcase excellence in CCSR.