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Community Investment

We are committed to giving back to our communities and teaching others how to stay safe. Through our partnerships, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to support safety training and promoting safe play across the province. 
Together, we are building safe communities.

Our Partners in Building Safe Communities

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ACT Foundation

Since 2000, Hydro One has provided important support to help the ACT Foundation train more than 2 million high school students in CPR. The Foundation has already established the CPR program in more than 1,800 high schools and more than 4.6 million youth across Canada have been trained to date. ACT raises funds for CPR mannequins and AED training units for all high schools, trains teachers as CPR instructors for their students, and guides schools in program set up.

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Coaches Association of Ontario

In 2020, we partnered with the Coaches Association of Ontario to launch Safe Sport 101, a virtual resource hub providing safety tools and resources for coaches so they can keep sport safe, fun and inclusive as we return to sport from COVID-19, and moving forward. The partnership also debuted the Hydro One Safe Play award, as part of CAO's annual Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards.

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Feed Ontario

In 2020, we supported Feed Ontario’s COVID-19 Emergency Food Box Program, donating equivalent of 300,000 meals. With the help of our community, we were able to donate an additional 51,000 meals to those in need. We’re proud to build on our partnership this year and continue helping those in need across Ontario.

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Through our partnership with, we are addressing a growing demand for mental health resources. The partnership brings free virtual mental health talks (Jack Talks) to young people and their families across Ontario at a time when calls and texts to Kids Help Phone have increased by 300 percent. The talks are delivered by trained youth speakers and use a peer-to-peer approach to educate youth audiences on key mental health concepts, taking care of their own mental health, supporting each other, and how to get involved in’s youth mental health revolution.

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Scouts Canada

Scouting isn’t an activity or setting—it’s a discovery. In partnership with Hydro One, Scouts Canada is able to provide free engaging activity resources for families and further our No One Left Behind (NOLB) subsidy program. Our contributions to vibrant communities are ongoing with Hydro One’s support, and our culture of safety has expanded through extended programming.

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Apply for Donations & Sponsorships

Our Community Investment Program is committed to giving to communities where we live and work. Through local donations and sponsorships, we are helping 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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Charities registered at the provincial or federal level.

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Providing provincial or significant regional coverage.

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Latest Announcements

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August 26, 2021

Hydro One supports Kawartha Food Share in the fight against hunger

We’re proud to work with Kawartha Food Share. Together, we are helping build safe communities by ensuring that residents in the Peterborough and surrounding county have safe and reliable access to nutritious food items. Read more in our blog.

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August 23, 2021

Hydro One launches new Indigenous-owned business grant program

In support of Ontario-based Indigenous businesses, we’re proud to share our new grant program in partnership with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business.

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June 10, 2021

Ontario coaches can apply for up to $2,000 with the Return to Coaching Community Grant

New grant program provides coaches with the tools they need to get back to playing safely in-person. The grant is part of the ongoing Safe Sport 101 partnership, developed last year between Hydro One and the Coaches Association of Ontario.


June 3, 2021

New eLearning program teaches more kids on how to save a life

With the challenges that virtual and hybrid learning poses, we’re proud to have helped the ACT Foundation develop their new online learning tool. For over 20 years, together we have helped to train over 2.8 million high school students in CPR and AED

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May 25, 2021

Say #ThanksCoach and nominate someone for the $500 Ontario Coaching Excellence Award

We're a proud partner of the Coaches Association of Ontario, with a shared belief in promoting safe play. Until July 5th, you can recognize an exemplary coach in your community and they could be awarded a $500 prize reimbursement for their team.

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February 18, 2021

Scouts Canada and Hydro One launch an online Activity Finder to give families new ideas to safely enjoy the outdoors

Survey finds 52 per cent of Canadians are currently active outdoors only once a week, with 28 per cent participating less than once a month. With Scouts Canada, we've created a free Activity Finder with 150 educational, thoughtful and creative ideas to inspire you and your family to get active and have fun - all while staying safe.

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January 22, 2021

Hydro One and partner to provide mental health resources for young people

The partnership comes in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdowns when calls and texts to Kids Help Phone have surged by 300 per cent. The live-streamed Jack Talks will help participants recognize the signs when someone is struggling and connect participants with access to free, virtual resources to support their mental health and well-being.

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December 10, 2020

Hydro One and GlobalMedic deliver more than 500 critical aid kits to Curve Lake First Nation

Hydro One and GlobalMedic, a registered Canadian charity specializing in disaster relief, announced the delivery of more than 500 critical aid kits of food and safety supplies to Curve Lake First Nation to support those in need. A total of 13,500 kits made up of staple food items, reusable face masks and soap will be provided to Indigenous communities across the province.

Employee Giving

Power to Give supports Hydro One employees in giving back to causes they care about through fundraising, volunteer opportunities and awareness building.

Hydro One is proud to power the communities where we live, work and play, but we are also proud of all the ways in which we power the well-being of those communities. Hydro One employees are the driving force behind our company’s achievements, which go beyond delivering electricity. Our achievements reach into the communities that we serve and impact the lives of our customers and fellow Ontarians.

Power to Give supports hundreds of charities all across the province, and are selected by our employees. We strongly believe that each and every one of us has the Power to Give.

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