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We're committed to developing and maintaining respectful and positive relationships with Indigenous communities across the province. We own and operate transmission assets on 24 First Nations reserves and provide distribution services directly to 88 First Nations communities. Learn more about how we work with and support First Nations and Métis communities in the links below.


Learn more about Hydro One's engagement sessions with First Nations communities that took place on February 9 and 10, 2017.

First Nations Engagement Sessions


Learn more about Hydro One's engagement session with the Métis Nation of Ontario that took place on May 13, 2017.

Métis Nation Engagement Session

First Nations Delivery Credit/HST Exemption

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Have you applied to save the delivery charge and/or HST on your electricity bill? It's quick and easy to do with our new online form - just have your Hydro One Account and Status ID numbers handy.

Apply Now

 

Our First Nations and Métis Relations Policy

We're committed to working with First Nations and Métis peoples in a spirit of cooperation and shared responsibility that demonstrate mutual respect for one another. We recognize that First Nations and Métis peoples and their lands are unique in Canada, with distinct legal, historical and cultural significance.

Our First Nations and Métis Relations team has staff dedicated to each region of the province as part of our commitment to building and growing our relationships with First Nations and Métis communities. Forging relationships with First Nations and Métis communities based upon trust, confidence and accountability is vital to achieving our corporate objectives. Our First Nations and Métis Policy enhances and complements other corporate policies and will guide us in our relationships with First Nations and Métis peoples.


Community Investment

We give back to the communities where we live and work with community investment programs such as PowerPlay. PowerPlay provides grants of up to $20,000 towards capital projects for facilities, where the primary purpose is to support childrens’ community sports and active play. Since the program’s inception in 2007, we have provided over 40 grants to First Nations 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 


SPONSORSHIPS

We're 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 Nations communities in Ontario by incorporating literacy in fun, engaging and effective ways. We support a variety of community-based events throughout Ontario through sponsorships. 

To learn more, visit our Sponsorships section.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

First Nations, Métis and Inuit employees are an important part of our workforce. We recruit for positions throughout the year, both for professionals as well as students. Our Summer Student Outreach program designates a portion of summer student positions for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. The program is four months long and applicants must be attending a post-secondary institution and be scheduled to return in the fall. Postings are available in the spring.

Interested in joining our team? 
Visit our Careers section, or search and apply for job opportunities online.

For more information, you can also email
Aboriginal.Recruitment@HydroOne.com.


Tax exemptions

You're exempt from paying the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) if you are a First Nations person living on a reserve, provincial government office, Band-empowered school, hospital or Social Service entity. In order to receive this exemption, please fill out and send us the exemption form and contact our Customer Communications Centre with your Certificate of Indian Status card number at 1-888-944-3251 or email CustomerCommunications@HydroOne.com.


Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan*

As part of the Fair Hydro Plan, the Ontario Government has announced a new First Nations Delivery Credit, which on-reserve Indigenous residential customers will see on their bills starting July 1, 2017. This credit will result in the delivery charge being removed from your bill.

The First Nations Delivery Credit, could reduce the delivery portion of your bill by as much as $85 a month for a typical residential customer with a medium density using 1,150 kWh a month.

In order to receive this credit, we must have your official Indian status card number. If we don’t have your Indian status card number on file, please complete and return the HST Exemption and First Nations Delivery Credit Form to us as soon as possible.

*On-reserve Indigenous customers who live in Cat Lake will receive an $8 service charge credit to offset the delivery portion of the bill.


Customer Benefits

 

We have developed the profiles below to help customers see how these relief measures will impact their bill.

Average Medium Density Icon
​​​​Average First Nations Residential Medium ​Density
(1,150 kWh per month)
2017 Charges ​Charges before Fair Hydro Plan New​ charges with Fair Hydro Plan ​​Savings
Electricity $128.10 $94.48 $33.61
​​Delivery $85.07
$0.00 $85.07
Regulatory Charges $8.66 $5.08 $3.59
Taxes $0.00 $0.00
$0.00
​Total Monthly Savings ​ $122.27
Average Low Density
​​​​Average First Nations Residential Low ​Density
(1,150 kWh per month)
2017 Charges ​Charges before Fair Hydro Plan New​ charges with Fair Hydro Plan ​​Savings
Electricity $128.10 $94.48 $33.61
​​Delivery $91.91 $0.00 $91.91
​​Regulatory Charges $8.89
$5.21 $3.69
Taxes $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
​Total Monthly Savings ​ $129.21