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One small change really can make a big difference

What can your business do to make a difference where it counts?

CHEO patients Ben and Jack
CHEO patients Ben and Jack

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 Ottawa’s 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 Ottawa’s customers have switched to E-Billing. As part of this year’s 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 Children’s 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 ”green”behaviours, how can you shift your strategy to support a worthy cause?

Boosting patient care at CHEO

All the funds collected during this year’s Go Paperless campaign will help upgrade CHEO’s patient monitors.

“We give where we live, and CHEO is truly an institution that touches the lives of so many in our community,” said Bryce Conrad, President and CEO of Hydro Ottawa. “With a few simple clicks, you’re able to access your bill online, contribute to sustainability and help make a meaningful impact in children’s lives and wellbeing at the same time – a real win-win-win.”

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patient monitors almost every minute of every day at bedsides across its inpatient units, but the current units are outdated and not compatible with new software.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 “go paperless” effort – new monitors will be upgraded so that they are compatible with CHEO’s electronic (and paperless) health record system.

“By 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,” said Jacqueline Belsito, VP of Philanthropy and Community Engagement at the CHEO Foundation. “We offer our sincere thanks to everyone at Hydro Ottawa for allowing us to build on the huge success of last year’s Go Paperless campaign and for helping even more children and youth get better.” 

Make a difference today!

Register for E-Billing at or ask a Customer Service agent for assistance at 613-738-6400.