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OPG releases first-ever Reconciliation Action Plan


Plan sets progressive goals and deliverables 

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2021 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation is committing to a continued journey of reconciliation with Indigenous communities through a Reconciliation Action Plan.

The Reconciliation Action Plan is aligned with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action #92, which urges corporate Canada to create a better future by applying a reconciliation framework to business activities. 

Key to the plan: OPG commits to growing economic impact for Indigenous communities and businesses to $1 billion over the next 10 years, through ongoing operations, projects and initiatives.  

The action plan outlines the overall goals and the supporting actions OPG will take in five key areas:

OPG's RAP will serve as a roadmap to reconciliation with goals that will require input and collaboration with Indigenous communities, post-secondary institutions, vendors and many others to see successful outcomes and deliverables.

Learn more about OPG's Reconciliation Action Plan.

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"For more than a century, Ontario Power Generation and its predecessor company have produced essential electricity for the province, while operating on the treaty lands and traditional territories of Indigenous peoples," said Ken Hartwick, OPG President and CEO. "We are determined to seek meaningful ways to demonstrate reconciliation. This action plan is the next step in that journey."

"OPG's genuine commitment to reconciliation is demonstrated by achievement of Gold status in the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program," said Tabatha Bull, CCAB CEO. "We are pleased to see OPG take concrete steps to put words into meaningful action."

"I am greatly encouraged to see OPG taking decisive action towards meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous people," said Greg Rickford, Ontario's Minister of Indigenous Affairs. "Reconciliation requires buy-in from everyone to truly work and ensure full, equal participation of Indigenous peoples in Ontario's economy. OPG's Reconciliation Action Plan represents a significant milestone in the reconciliation process, and one that I am confident will prove inspiring to other organizations."

"Generation partnerships between OPG and Indigenous communities show real commitment to meaningful change, and this action plan represents the next steps in that commitment," said Todd Smith, Ontario's Minister of Energy. "I commend OPG for prioritizing this important work to advance reconciliation through meaningful collaboration and partnership with communities."

About OPG

As a global climate change leader and the largest, most diverse electricity generator in the province, OPG and its family of companies are helping lead the charge to a post-carbon economy.

SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.


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