The Power Challenge has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. We thank everyone who participated in last year's events and hope to see you again next year.
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We are committed to giving back to our communities and teaching others about how to stay safe.  Communities power Ontario, and we are grateful to have played a part last year to make them safer.


Safety Tips

Protect Kids from At-Home Falls with this Checklist

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Here's How to Stay Safe Around Powerlines

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What You Need To Do Before Any Digging Project

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Safety Partners and Programs

Our Community Investment Program supports partnerships across Ontario that focus on safety training and safe play.

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The Power Challenge has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

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Safe Kids Week Promotes Prevention of Child Injuries at home

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Act Partnership Trains Students in how to save a life

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Giving Back

Our Community Investment Program is committed to giving to communities where we live and work. Through community donations and local sponsorships, we are helping to build safe communities. We support programs, events and initiatives that focus on safety training and safe play. However, we encourage you to submit an application explaining how your program, event or initiative will make your communities safer.

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Registered Charities

Charities registered at the provincial or federal level.

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Significant Coverage

Providing provincial or significant regional coverage.

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Able to demonstrate measurable impacts and achievements.

Donation & Sponsorship Requests

We provide donations to community projects, initiatives and programs that align with our commitment to building safe communities. We also provide sponsorship to local events that attract a broad audience in the communities we serve. Your event or program should endeavour to build community spirit and bring the community together. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

PowerPlay is another way Hydro One is committed to helping build safe communities across Ontario. This program funds youth-focused recreational facilities and equipment projects.

Eligible projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Be designed to improve the level of safe active living for youth

  • Be for building, renovating, or installing any of the following:

    • Durable recreational equipment

    • Equipment for recreation facilities

    • Pow Wow grounds

    • Indoor or outdoor recreational facilities

    • Playground structures

    • Street lighting that permits youth to be safe and active after dark

    • Proposed initiatives must serve the community-at-large (i.e. not be part of a business or private club)

    • Have a high probability of successful completion within one year of the grant approval.

How do I apply?

Proud sponsors of:

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International Plowing Match

We proudly serve the majority of farm and rural customers throughout Ontario and have been a proud supporter of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) for over 15 years. The IPM is an annual event showcasing Ontario farmers’ skills in plowing, which has been part of our agricultural history for well over a century. Watch video  

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Employees Give

Our employees champion a number of charitable-giving events and fundraisers each year as part of our corporate campaign called "The Power to Give." Employees and pensioners can also donate directly to their charities of choice through payroll deduction or one-time contributions. Last year’s campaign raised over $1.3M to support over 900 charities across the province.
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