Bruce Power reaches PPE donation milestone during COVID-19 pandemic
Bruce power has hit a new milestone for personal protective equipment (PPE) donations.
In a release on October 28th, Bruce Power detailed how they have now donated over 2 million pieces of PPE throughout the COVID-19 pandemic thus far. This represents the largest private sector donation in all of Canada.
Bruce Power has made efforts to supply PPE to frontline workers through its Retooling and Economic Recovery Council (RERC), which is a partnership between Bruce Power and their Ontario-based suppliers. On top of donating PPE like face shields and reusable gowns, the council has also donated over 50,000 litres of hand sanitzer.
Also, the council launched the Strength In Numbers online portal, which allowed organizations to leverage their collective buying power to purchase PPE at competitive prices.
“Our commitment to the community goes beyond providing reliable electricity to the people of
Ontario, and isotopes to sterilize medical equipment across the globe,” says Mike Rencheck,
Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “We are playing an active role in the province’s fight against
COVID-19 and will continue to support our communities through the recovery.”
Ontario Premier Doug Ford expressed his gratitude to Rencheck and Bruce Power for their
“I want to thank Bruce Power for showing the true Ontario spirit and making this generous
donation of PPE to support Ontario businesses, schools, and non-profits,” says Premier Ford. “I
am incredibly proud of how the Ontario business community, including Bruce Power, has
stepped up during these extraordinary times to give back to their local communities, keep
people safe and healthy, and ensure we defeat this terrible virus.”
Seamus O’Regan, the federal Minister of Natural Resources, also praised the company for its
role in protecting others during the pandemic.
“Canadians are stepping up to the plate to help keep our front-line workers safe,” says Minister
O’Regan. “Donations like this one from Bruce Power show exactly how we need to support each
other and get through these tough times.”