Reports and Policies

Land Acknowledgement

The meaning of land acknowledgement

Following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, in 2015, the custom of land acknowledgement was revived to acknowledge the Indigenous Nation or Nations that occupy the territory where a meeting is taking place.

Land acknowledgements are a first step in the journey of Reconciliation, honouring the land and Indigenous presence which dates back over 10,000 years. It provides a moment to demonstrate recognition of Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples, and reflect about the past and what changes are needed to further Reconciliation.

Our commitment to Reconciliation

Hydro Ottawa Statement on recognition of territory

The Algonquin Anishinaabeg is the Indigenous Nation of what we know today as the National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau).

Hydro Ottawa acknowledges the Indigenous peoples whose territories we work from and live in. We acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territories of the First Nations peoples, Inuit, and Métis that call Turtle Island home. We recognize that this land is shared through historic treaties, developed through contemporary treaties and land that continues to be unceded territory.

Hydro Ottawa honours all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

Strategic direction

strategic orientation 2021-2025

A leading partner in a smart energy future

This 2021-2025 Strategic Direction provides an overview of Hydro Ottawa’s business strategy and financial projections for the next five years. It is designed to inform our shareholder and all other stakeholders about the most important trends shaping our business environment, and how the company intends to respond to them.

Annual reports

2021 annual report
annual report 2020
annual report 2019
annual report 2018
annual report 2017

Fighting against forced labour and child labour report

Hydro Ottawa’s inaugural report, mandated by the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act, details efforts in combatting forced and child labor within its operations and supply chains throughout 2023, underscoring its commitment to ethical practices and transparency.