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Toronto Hydro CR Report 2016

INTRODUCTION MATERIALITY AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT OUR CITY OUR OUR PEOPLE ENVIRONMENT GLOSSARY AT A GLANCE OUR CITY I TORONTO HYDRO 33 Giving back to the community In addition to the CDM programs and programs for low-income customers, Toronto Hydro contributes to the community and also encourages employees to do so through involvement with community service and charitable and professional organizations. For example, Toronto Hydro and its employees have helped make Toronto’s communities safer and more energy-efficient through the Brighter NightsTM program and proudly raised money for United Way and Sunnybrook Hospital’s Ross Tilley Burn Centre. Sunnybrook Hospital’s Ross Tilley Burn Centre Electrical burns are a workplace hazard for powerline workers in the electrical industry. That’s why Toronto Hydro began a partnership with the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. The Ross Tilley Burn Centre is Canada’s biggest and most advanced burn treatment centre and, according to Sunnybrook Hospital, is the only adult burn centre in Canada with verification by the American Burn Association. Any powerline worker in Ontario that experiences a serious electrical burn can be admitted and treated at the burn centre. One of the biggest challenges in treating burn victims is the process of transplanting and grafting skin to replace the skin destroyed by a burn. Researchers at the Ross Tilley Burn Centre are developing a revolutionary new stem cell technology to grow new skin that holds promise to significantly increase the survival rate and aid the recovery of patients who have suffered serious electrical burns. Toronto Hydro is a strong supporter of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre because of the specialized treatment it makes available to all powerline workers in Ontario, whenever and wherever it’s needed. In 2016, Toronto Hydro hosted its third annual charity golf tournament, raising $800,000 through partners and sponsors in support of Sunnybrook’s Ross Tilley Burn Centre – for a total of $1.8 million raised since 2014. United Way employee campaign Toronto Hydro supports United Way Toronto through an annual employee fundraising campaign. In 2016, employees raised more than $144,000 for United Way Toronto and York Region and Toronto Hydro was recognized with a 2016 United Way Spirit Award in recognition of the employee campaign. In September, a group of Toronto Hydro employees from United Way’s GenNext group participated in ACCES Employment’s Speed Mentoring event with newcomers to Canada.


Toronto Hydro CR Report 2016
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