After the death of two members of Canada’s Armed Forces last week, Bruce Power employees rallied together to raise over $15,000 in support of our troops, with more money to be counted.

On Thursday, Bruce Power employees opened their hearts and wallets to honour the service and memories of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who were killed in two separate incidents last week. The $15,000 raised will go to Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada, a non-profit organization which helps Canadian veterans and reservists transition to civilian life by offering apprenticeship opportunities in the building trades.

I’m proud that Bruce Power’s employees have once again given generously to an organization that plays such an integral role in the lives of our veterans and reservists,

said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power.

“Helmets to Hardhats does important work, providing apprenticeships to veterans and reservists who bravely represent our country.”

Gregory Matte, Executive Director of Helmets to Hardhats, said the program has helped about 475 Canadian Armed Forces veterans over the past two years with their transition into either a skilled trades apprenticeship or employment opportunity.

We are extremely grateful to the employees of Bruce Power. This unsolicited act of generous support to the program is exceptional, and will most certainly contribute to assisting more vets and reservists in their transition into a rewarding new career in the building trades. We look forward to our first H2H apprentice working on the Bruce site,

Matte said.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.