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October 25, 2016 10:34 ET

PowerStream strikes gold twice in safety and wellness

Receives two 'Canada's Safest Employers' Awards from Canadian Occupational Safety

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 25, 2016) - PowerStream's efforts in promoting safety and wellness to its workforce has earned the company recognition from Canadian Occupational Safety as the Gold Recipient of Canada's Safest Employers Award in the Utilities category as well the Gold Recipient in the Wellness category. This marks the first time that PowerStream has been named a Gold Recipient in both categories in the same year.

The awards were presented at the Canada's Safest Employers Awards Gala held at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on Monday evening. PowerStream has now earned a total of nine Canada's Safest Employers Awards over a five-year period.

Two separate panels of judges selected PowerStream for the awards through a rigorous selection and judging process that took into consideration the extensive number of health and safety policies, procedures and programs the company has in place to maintain a culture of safety and wellness in the organization.

QUOTES

  • "The health, safety and well-being of our employees have always been high priorities and an integral part of the culture at PowerStream," said Maurizio Bevilacqua, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of Vaughan. "The recognition we have received through the years from Canadian Occupational Safety speaks to our commitment in these areas as well as the enthusiastic participation we see from our employees in the various programs we provide."
  • "PowerStream is honoured to be recognized as one of Canada's Safest Employers for five consecutive years, which has culminated in our receiving two Gold awards this year," said Brian Bentz, President and CEO of PowerStream. "These achievements are reflective of our being a leading employer, with a culture that features safety first and focuses on employee wellness."

BACKGROUND

  • In addition to the awards presented this year, PowerStream was previously recognized in 2015 and 2014 by Canadian Occupational Safety as a Silver Recipient in Safety and a Gold Recipient in Wellness. In 2013, the company was a Silver Recipient in Safety and a Gold Recipient in Wellness.
  • PowerStream has been acknowledged on several occasions for being a leading employer. PowerStream was also named as one of 'Greater Toronto's Top Employers' for five consecutive years.

ABOUT POWERSTREAM

PowerStream is a community-owned energy company that provides power and related services to more than 380,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.

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