Bruce Power is marking Mental Health Awareness Month in May by continuing to support local organizations and its own employees through funding and programming to help ensure people can get the assistance they need.
Bruce Power has donated more than $50,000 to a number of organizations that support mental health in 2023, improving access to necessary care in the surrounding communities.
“We recognize that mental health is a key part of one’s overall health and that those affected by mental health issues or illness need access to the resources that can help them,” said Karen Smith, Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Bruce Power.
The company has made donations to the following organizations in 2023: We C.A.R.E. Grey Bruce; WES for Youth Online; Westover Treatment Centre; Bruce Grey Mentorship; PRANCE Therapeutic equestrian centre; and Big Brothers Big Sisters Grey Bruce and Kincardine and District.
The company also supports several initiatives through the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce, including youth awareness, Men’s Program, Ride Don’t Hide, community gardens and food forest, and community brunch.
“Our mission is to cultivate hope, resilience and community for those who live with, and are impacted by, mental illness and/or addiction,” said Jackie Ralph of CMHA Grey Bruce. “As a not-for-profit organization, we rely heavily on our community donors to fund many different programs such as awareness and education and we’re extremely grateful for the assistance that Bruce Power is able to provide.”
In support of its employees and their families, Bruce Power is also offering several on-site and virtual mental health learning sessions with topics ranging from understanding of self-care and resilience, addiction, ending the stigma of mental illness and to helping others who may suffer.
About Bruce Power: Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable nuclear power to families and businesses across the province and life-saving medical isotopes around the world. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is a Canadian-owned partnership of TC Energy, OMERS, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of United Professionals. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.