Hydro Ottawa is a committed partner and supporter of CHEO kids and families. Their team believes in working together to enrich the lives of the communities they serve. Since the launch of their green e-billing initiatives in 2015 they have raised over $500,000 to address CHEO’s most urgent needs, purchase vital equipment and fund life-saving care.
CHEO is one of the largest providers of mental health services in Ontario and the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of care more than ever before. With one in five Ontario youth living with mental health challenges, community needs continue to grow. This year, inspired by the Bell Let’s Talk campaign, Hydro Ottawa has chosen to direct a donation of $30,000 to CHEO to support youth mental health programs at this critical time. “CHEO’s dedication to improving the lives of all children is a shining example of what is possible when experts come together to address some of the biggest health issues and crises of our time,” says Bryan Conrad, President and CEO of Hydro Ottawa. “Our community is very fortunate to have this local and celebrated institution in our own backyard so that our children can receive the best medical care so close to home.”
At a time when children are facing unprecedented isolation and challenges, this gift will help to fund the tools to give youth facing mental hardships a chance to live their best lives; facilitating access to life-changing programs for a vulnerable population and energizing CHEO doctors, nurses and staff at the heart of mental health care.