Bruce Power has been named one of Canada’s 10 most outstanding employers for its commitment to young people.
The Learning Partnership (TLP), a national charitable organization dedicated to championing a strong public education system in Canada through innovative programs, including the annual Take Our Kids to Work day (TOKW), recognized Bruce Power as a recipient of one of its inaugural ‘Canada’s Outstanding Employer Awards’ today.
“Bruce Power is honoured to receive such a prestigious award from The Learning Partnership,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO. “We put a lot of effort into holding a successful Take Our Kids to Work day program each year, and feel it is beneficial to not only our local Grade 9 students but also our employees, who don’t have many opportunities to show their family members, first-hand, what a great place Bruce Power is to work.”
The awards were established in conjunction with the organization’s annual TOKW program, of which Bruce Power has supported many times over the past decade by welcoming the Grade 9 students of employees to site for a day of programs, nuclear education, guest speakers, and, when possible, station tours.
Entries were judged on five criteria – participant feedback about the company’s TOKW activities; how the employer promotes the importance of staying in school and pursuing post-secondary studies to students and the community; the amount of creativity and innovation in developing engaging and exciting activities for students on TOKW day; and how the organization supports and explains career choices and the benefits of early career exploration to visiting Grade 9s on TOKW day.
“These companies organize extremely creative and innovative Take Our Kids to Work day programs that truly engage Grade 9 students who visit their workplaces every year,” said Veronica Lacey, TLP’s President and CEO. “Our panel of judges was also very impressed by these employers’ commitment to public education in their communities.”
Other recipients include Alberta Health Services; Cargill Limited, Winnipeg; CBC Maritimes, Halifax; Corus Entertainment, Toronto; ENMAX Corporation, Calgary; PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto District), Mississauga; Scotiabank, Toronto; Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited; and TransLink/Coast Mountain Bus Company/BCRTC, Burnaby, B.C.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power is a partnership among Cameco Corporation, TransCanada Corporation, BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust, a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals.
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