Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

November 28, 2008 10:00 ET

Hydro Ottawa Raises a Record $153,000 for United Way / Centraide Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2008) - Hydro Ottawa and its employees have raised more than $153,000 in support of United Way / Centraide Ottawa - a significant contribution that will benefit the local community.

The company set a new corporate record for fundraising, which was achieved through employee donations, fundraising events, and corporate matching. "I'm continuously impressed by the dedication our employees show towards our community. Once again this year, they've stepped up to the plate and set a new record in terms of our contribution to the United Way campaign," said Rosemarie Leclair, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hydro Ottawa Group of Companies. "Our company has very deep roots in the community, established over more than 100 years of service, and our employees continue to show just how strong that connection is."

After raising a record-breaking $127,000 for United Way / Centraide Ottawa in 2007, Hydro Ottawa aimed for an increased contribution of $132,000 in 2008. Outstanding employee participation in this year's pledge drive, and the success of fundraising events like the friendly Truck-pull Challenge with Enbridge Gas Distribution, allowed Hydro Ottawa to meet that goal and exceed it by more than $20,000. Since 2003, Hydro Ottawa has provided dollar-for-dollar matching contributions to employee pledges.

About Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., through its subsidiaries, maintains one of the safest, most reliable and cost-effective electricity distribution systems in Ontario and operates some of Canada's greenest and most environmentally friendly power generating stations. It owns and operates two subsidiaries: Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. It is wholly owned by the City of Ottawa.

Contact Information

  • Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
    Nathan Benson
    Chief Communications Officer
    Media Pager: 613-221-0063