Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

November 06, 2007 11:57 ET

Hydro Ottawa Achieves Record-Breaking Results for United Way/Centraide Ottawa, Raising $126,000

Ottawa School Breakfast Program to receive $58,000 contribution

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2007) - The Hydro Ottawa Group of Companies have contributed $126,000 to this year's United Way/Centraide Ottawa Campaign, an outstanding 23% increase compared to last year. Contributions were raised through employee pledges, corporate matching, and special events including a Toll Booth, a Chili Cook-off, and an On-line Auction.

"We raised the bar with this year's campaign goal, and our employees surpassed the mark once again," said Rosemarie Leclair, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hydro Ottawa Group of Companies. "This is the seventh consecutive year that we have exceeded our previous year's United Way/Centraide Ottawa contribution. This record achievement is attributable to the generosity of the more than 600 employees across our group of companies. I would like to thank them for their outstanding efforts, which will help United Way provide services to those who need help the most," said Ms. Leclair.

Since 2001, the Hydro Ottawa Group of Companies, which includes Hydro Ottawa, Energy Ottawa, and Telecom Ottawa, have contributed more than $430,000 to United Way/Centraide Ottawa through employee pledges, events fundraising, and company matches.

Employee pledges are matched dollar for dollar by the corporation. This year's corporate match amounted to more than $58,000, all of which is allocated to the Ottawa School Breakfast Program, which provides 8,000 students in more than 140 schools with a nutritious meal each morning.

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. owns and operates a local electrical distribution company (Hydro Ottawa Limited), a green power generation company (Energy Ottawa Inc.) and a broadband data and Internet services provider (Telecom Ottawa Holding Inc.). It is wholly owned by the City of Ottawa.

Contact Information

  • Hydro Ottawa Limited
    R. Susan Barrett
    Media Relations
    613-221-0063