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CHEO patients Ben and Jack, age 9.
What can your business do to make a difference where it counts?
Sometimes, the easiest way to do a good deed is to just do what you were going to do anyway.
This is certainly true in the case of Hydro Ottawaâs Go Paperless campaign, which encourages customers to switch to E-Billing.
E-Billing saves trees, and empowers customers to manage their bills and account online.
To date, about a third of Hydro Ottawaâs customers have switched to E-Billing. As part of this yearâs Go Paperless initiative, Hydro Ottawa has once again teamed with the CHEO Foundation.
Between Aug. 15 and Dec. 31, Hydro Ottawa will donate $5 to the Childrenâs Hospital of Eastern Ontario for every customer who switches to E-Billing. An additional $5 will be donated when a customer signs up for pre-authorized payments.
So consider: as your organization looks to encourage âgreenâbehaviours, how can you shift your strategy to support a worthy cause?
Boosting patient care at CHEO
All the funds collected during this yearâs Go Paperless campaign will help upgrade CHEOâs patient monitors.
âWe give where we live, and CHEO is truly an institution that touches the lives of so many in our community,â said Bryce Conrad, President and CEO of Hydro Ottawa. âWith a few simple clicks, youâre able to access your bill online, contribute to sustainability and help make a meaningful impact in childrenâs lives and wellbeing at the same time â a real win-win-win.â
CHEO uses patient monitors almost every minute of every day at bedsides across its inpatient units, but the current units are outdated and not compatible with new software. Using the funds raised by Hydro Ottawa, CHEO will drive forward with its own âgo paperlessâ effort â new monitors will be upgraded so that they are compatible with CHEOâs electronic (and paperless) health record system.
âBy engaging their customer base and offering the incentive of helping CHEO by simply signing up for E-Billing, Hydro Ottawa is making a huge difference for families in our region,â said Jacqueline Belsito, VP of Philanthropy and Community Engagement at the CHEO Foundation. âWe offer our sincere thanks to everyone at Hydro Ottawa for allowing us to build on the huge success of last yearâs Go Paperless campaign and for helping even more children and youth get better.â
Make a difference today!
Register for E-Billing at www.hydroottawa.com/account or ask a Customer Service agent for assistance at 613-738-6400.