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INTRODUCTION OUR SERVICEs OUR WORKFORCE OUR ENVIRONMENTal INITIATIVES OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH OUR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OUR GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE AND BUSINESS CONDUCT Supporting Diversity in our Community To help the unemployed achieve self-reliance and economic self-sufficiency, we provide sponsorship support to MicroSkills, a multicultural, non-profit, community-based organization committed to assisting the unemployed. The organization gives priority to women, racial minorities, youth and immigrants. We also attended the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) job fair in 2012 to help new immigrants prepare for the labour market. TRIEC is a council that develops solutions to better integrate skilled immigrants into the job market. Student Hiring and Collaboration We are firm believers that co-op students enrich our workplace with new ideas, technical expertise and knowledge. The opportunity to work with students builds our talent pipeline and provides leaders with future options for resourcing. In 2012, we hired 138 students from a variety of local colleges and universities. Students are hired for the winter, summer and fall each year, for terms ranging from four to 16 months. Through collaboration with colleges and universities across Ontario, Toronto Hydro provides work placement opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines including: • Skilled Trades • Engineers and Engineering Technologists • Information Technology • Finance • Regulatory and Legal Services • Organizational Effectiveness, Environment, Health and Safety • Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs Our collaboration with Georgian College began in 2010 and continues with participation at career fairs and recruitment events. We continue to support Georgian College’s engineering facility (the Centre for Sustainable Technologies) which is used to: • Train future Toronto Hydro employees • Supply college training equipment • Fund curriculum development • Assist with marketing initiatives and co-operative education programs • Support the development and delivery of corporate training at Toronto Hydro work sites TORONTO HYDRO 2012 corporate respnosibility report 57


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