Bruce Power is launching a new $1.2 million Indigenous Community Investment Fund that will seek to invest in key community, educational, environmental, training and youth development initiatives in local Indigenous communities from 2016-20.

“Bruce Power is excited to launch this new Indigenous Community Investment Fund that will be available to local First Nations and Métis communities, as we work together to support their important initiatives,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “This is consistent with our long-standing commitment to do our part in building strong communities and to be a company that is focused on progressive Indigenous relations.”

Bruce Power will launch the multi-year, $1.2 million fund in 2016, and will accept applications for programs that focus on local community initiatives, education, the environment, training and youth development. The company plans to invest a total of $300,000 annually over the four-year period.

“These initiatives have been long-standing focus areas for Bruce Power and we believe this fund will allow us to reinforce our support in these important areas,” Scongack added.

The fund will start accepting applications through our Community Investment page on www.brucepower.com on Jan. 11, 2016.

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