OPG donating 10,000 face shields to Indigenous communities
Toronto – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has donated 10,000 of its 3D printed face shields to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for distribution to Indigenous communities and organizations throughout the province.
“Helping Indigenous community neighbours and partners during this time of crisis is important to OPG, particularly as we approach National Indigenous Peoples Day on Sunday, an important day for us to recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of Indigenous peoples,” said Ian Jacobsen, Director of Indigenous Relations for OPG
OPG is committed to working with First Nations and Métis communities. Currently, the company is working with more than 60 First Nations and Métis communities across Ontario on numerous initiatives, including the Little Long Dam Safety project, Coniston and Calabogie hydro station redevelopments and the Darlington New Nuclear Project.
The company has also partnered with several First Nations communities on initiatives such as the Lower Mattagami River project, the creation of a solar facility at the former Nanticoke Generating Station and the development of the Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station and the Lac Seul Generating Station.
To date, OPG has donated 22,000 of its 3D printed face shields to help protect frontline health-care workers and essential service workers caring for infected patients. Ontario hospitals have confirmed a need for these plastic shields and other important personal protective equipment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
This donation is the latest initiative by OPG to help fellow Ontarians during the COVID-19 crisis. To date, the company has donated more than 1.1 million articles of personal protective equipment to help frontline health-care workers and more than $1 million to individual communities and groups supporting food vulnerable residents across the province, including remote First Nations communities. OPG has also partnered with Jack.org to distribute Be There, an award-winning digital mental health resource that teaches young people how to support one another through mental health struggles. The program will be distributed via a targeted, multi-platform campaign launching this summer.
Learn more about OPG’s efforts against the spread of COVID-19.
OPG is the largest electricity generator in the province, providing almost half of the power Ontarians rely on every day. It is also one of the most diverse generators in North America, with expertise in nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass, solar and natural gas technologies.