Bruce Power is hosting its first Aboriginal Employment and Business Forum as a new, permanent measure to enhance opportunities for Aboriginal peoples on the Bruce Power site.

The new forum, which will occur annually, will provide a one-stop shop where interested individuals, businesses and organizations from Aboriginal communities can engage with Bruce Power, our unions and suppliers on employment and business development opportunities.

“Bruce Power has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting employment and business development opportunities with Aboriginal communities, and this new forum will allow us to continue to advance this agenda,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “By bringing together key areas of Bruce Power, our many suppliers and unions at one forum, we have the opportunity to showcase the many employment and business opportunities available as we work together to strengthen Aboriginal communities.”

The first forum will be held April 19, 2016, at the Harry Lumley Bayshore in Owen Sound. Click here to register for the event. If you would like to reserve a booth, contact Nicole Flippance at nicole.flippance@brucepower.com.

In 2014, Bruce Power was awarded a Gold level certification for excellence in Progressive Aboriginal Relations through Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and is one of only 12 companies in Canada to receive the designation. In September 2015, Bruce Power launched an initiative to encourage its suppliers to become members of CCAB in order to strengthen links to Aboriginal communities and businesses. This will enhance the company’s contracting process to include recognition for those companies who are Aboriginally owned, employ Aboriginal people, have an Aboriginal Policy and are active CCAB members.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent 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.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

Duty Media Officer – 519-361-6161

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