TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, Hydro One announced it is extending its partnership with GlobalMedic, a registered Canadian charity specializing in disaster relief and aid, to provide an additional 3,500 kits of food and safety supplies to First Nations communities. Since the partnership's launch, GlobalMedic and Hydro One have provided 10,000 critical aid kits to Indigenous communities across the province, with the additional kits scheduled for delivery. The partnership is part of Hydro One's community investment program, Building Safe Communities.
"Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to give back to the communities where we work and live," said Mark Poweska, President and CEO, Hydro One. "We continue to stand with Indigenous communities to support families and businesses at a time when it is needed most. By extending our partnership with GlobalMedic, together we are able to address the immediate need for aid to help families navigate this challenging time."
"As the province battles with the second wave of COVID-19, it is critically important to ensure we support First Nations communities. Our volunteers are packing family kits that contain staple food items, reusable face masks and soap," said Rahul Singh, Executive Director, GlobalMedic. "We are proud to partner with Hydro One to produce and distribute an additional 3,500 kits to help families in need."
"Hydro One continues to demonstrate the true Ontario spirit by extending its partnership with GlobalMedic to transport essential supplies to families and communities in need," said Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines; Minister of Indigenous Affairs. "It is great to see Ontario companies and organizations pull together as we fight COVID-19 and support communities in the farthest reaching corners of the province."
Hydro One is also inviting young Indigenous leaders to apply for the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship. Up to twenty Indigenous students enrolled in electricity-related programs will receive $10,000 and the possibility of a summer work term at Hydro One. The scholarship is named after the Honourable Justice Leonard S. Mandamin, one of the first Indigenous electrical engineering graduates in Ontario. More information can be found at https://indspirefunding.ca/hydro-one.
Hydro One is committed to being a trusted partner and building lasting, strong relationships with Indigenous communities. Recently, the company was recognized by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) with Silver level certification in Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR), advancing from its Bronze level certification in 2017.
For more information on Hydro One's commitment to Indigenous communities, please visit: HydroOne.com/IndigenousRelations
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