Hydro One owns and operates transmission assets located on 24 First Nations reserves in Ontario and provides electricity distribution services to nearly 100 First Nations communities across the province. In addition, Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. operates and maintains the generation and distribution assets used to supply electricity to 21 communities across northern Ontario that are not connected to the province’s electricity grid, 15 of which are First Nations.
Hydro One understands the value and importance of building relationships with communities on a foundation of mutual trust, confidence and accountability.
In the Community
Crossing Boundaries One Community at a Time
For more than 20 years, Marc Clement has visited and met with leaders from First Nations and Métis communities in northeastern Ontario. Read more...
Hydro One gives back to the communities where we live and work with programs such as PowerPlay, part of Hydro One’s Community Investment Programs. PowerPlay provides grants of up to $20,000 for capital projects for facilities where the primary purpose is to support children’s community sports and active play. Since the program’s inception in 2007, Hydro One has provided over 40 grants to First Nation communities across Ontario. Get more information on PowerPlay and how to apply.
“We thank Hydro One for their support of our community and its members.”
– Chief Wayne Smith of Naicatchewenin First Nation
“On behalf of the Dokis First Nation, I would like to express our utmost appreciation to Hydro One for its support of our multi-purpose outdoor rink.”
– Chief Denise Restoule of Dokis First Nation
Hydro One supports a variety of community-based events throughout Ontario through sponsorships. To learn more, visit our Sponsorships section.
Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Literacy Summer Camps
Hydro One is a supporter of the Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Literacy Summer Camps, which is managed through Frontier College. These camps make a huge difference in the lives of young people in 28 First Nation communities in Ontario, by incorporating literacy in fun, engaging, and effective ways.