Community Involvement

During 2022, FortisOntario and its subsidiaries donated approximately $144,000 to charitable and local initiatives within the communities it serves.

FortisOntario and its employees donated more than $62,000 to the United Way and its charities.

On May, 26, 2023 FortisOntario Inc. and Wataynikaneyap Power LP are pleased to introduce the recipient of FortisOntario’s Future Generations Scholarship: Ms. Cheyenne Wassaykeesic of Poplar Hill First Nation.  In honour of 2022 National Indigenous Peoples Day, FortisOntario announced the $10,000 Future Generations Scholarship program available to the Wataynikaneyap Power Project’s 24 owner First Nations. The scholarship represents respecting First Nation way of life and what we leave behind for future generations yet to come, or chinagatamaageyeg (Anishinaabe, “to leave something behind for others”).  An internal selection committee reviewed all applications, completed interviews with candidates, and made its final selection.

For the 20th year in a row, Canadian Niagara Power sponsored Port Colborne’s annual Canal Days. This event draws more than 300,000 people over the four-day festival to the City of Port Colborne.

Algoma Power committed to a multi-year donation totaling $40,000 to the project along with a matching campaign that totaled an additional $12,000 for the restoration of the Wawa Goose Monument which has been officially unveiled to the public.