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Community Investment

We’re committed to giving back to our communities and teaching others how to stay safe. Through our partnerships we are supporting safety training and promoting safe play across Ontario.

We’re giving back to
local communities with our
Energizing Life Community Fund

By supporting organizations who energize life for so many, we’re building safer and more resilient communities

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Our partners in building safe communities

  • ACT Foundation
  • Coaches Association of Ontario
  • Feed Ontario
  • Jack.org
  • Scouts Canada

ACT Foundation

Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation

Since 2000, Hydro One has provided important support to help the ACT Foundation train high school students in CPR across Ontario. The Foundation has already established the CPR program in more than 800 high schools and more than 2.8 million youth across Ontario 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

Coaches Association of Ontario

We’ve 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. The partnership also debuted the Hydro One Safe Play award, as part of CAO's annual Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards, and the Return to Coaching Community Grant to provide support for coaches and teams to continue to play safe.

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Feed Ontario

Feed Ontario

In 2021, we supported Feed Ontario, the province’s largest collective of hunger-relief organizations, by donating an equivalent of 450,000 meals to those in need.

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Jack.org

Jack.org

Through our partnership with Jack.org, 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. Jack Talks are delivered by trained youth speakers and use a peer-to-peer approach to educate youth audiences on how to get involved in Jack.org’s youth mental health revolution.

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Scouts Canada

Scouts Canada

Scouting isn’t an activity or setting—it’s a discovery. In partnership with Hydro One, Scouts Canada provides free, engaging activity resources for families through the No One Left Behind subsidy program.

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Apply for donations & sponsorships

Our Community Investment program is committed to supporting 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. We encourage you to apply and tell us how your organization is making communities safer.

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First Nations & Registered Charities

Indigenous communities and charities registered at the provincial or federal level

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Significant coverage

Providing provincial or significant regional coverage

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Impactful

Able to demonstrate measurable impacts and achievements

Donation & sponsorship criteria

We provide donations to community projects, initiatives and programs that align with our commitment to building safe communities. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply for funding

Applications must be submitted through our online application form to be considered for funding.

Eligibility
  • First Nations communities
  • CRA registered charities
  • Well-established partners that are considered experts in their area(s) of specialization
  • Able to report accurately and transparently on community investment activities and impact
  • Willing to collaborate on stakeholder and employee engagement opportunities
Exclusions

The following types of organizations/proposals are not eligible for Community Investment funding:

  • Political parties, riding associations and candidates
  • Lobbying or advocacy organizations
  • Trade organizations, Chambers of Commerce or professional organizations
  • Faith-based organizations for sacred or sectarian purposes
  • Individuals/families
  • Commercial and/or third-party fundraising initiatives
  • Private or corporate foundations
  • Sports teams
  • Charity or non-profit advertising or promotional campaigns
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ethnicity, creed, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, disability or political affiliation
Once you apply

When you submit your completed online application, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your request. After we conduct a preliminary review of your application, we will update you on the status of your request by email within 30 business days of your submission. Due to the large volume of requests we receive, email is the best method of keeping you up-to-date with the status of your request.

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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.

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Power to Give supports hundreds of charities across the province that are selected by our employees.