Community Involvement

Cornwall Electric is a community focused organization and an active participant in the growth and prosperity of the City of Cornwall. We are proud of the many community programs we either sponsor or participate in. We are also equally proud of the efforts of our many civic-minded employees who generously give their time to volunteer in the community.

Recently In Our Community

Cornwall Electric Donates to The River Institute's Educational Programs for Youth

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Photo of Cornwall Electric Team and the River Institute
May 25, 2018 -  Cornwall Electric is pleased to announce a $2,000 donation to the River Institute - Educational Programs for Youth. This program is designed to link students with scientists, give them hands on experience and show the students what types of careers environmental scientists and biologists can have.

 

Cornwall Electric Participates in the One Bag Challenge

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Two women in front of Cornwall Electric truck with food donations
August 30, 2017 - Cornwall Electric took part in the One Bag Challenge, a challenge being held by our local food bank, The Agape Centre to help stock their shelves. 

 

Celebrating Canada's 150th! 

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People holding large $5,000 donation cheque for the Kid Zone Canada Day Committee
July 1, 2017 - Cornwall Electric is proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Kid Zone at Canada's 150th Birthday Celebration in Cornwall with a $5,000 donation to the Canada Day Committee!

 

Cornwall Electric donates to the To Your Health! Campaign 

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People holding large $50,000 cheque donated to the To Your Health! Campaign for an MRI and a digital urology table
December 17, 2012 - Cornwall Electric donates to the To Your Health! Campaign for an MRI and a digital urology table.

“Cornwall Electric is an integral part of the Cornwall area and we are proud to make this donation to support quality healthcare and enhance the range of services Cornwall Community Hospital can offer in our community,” said Michael Pescod, Regional Manager of Cornwall Electric.


 

Cornwall Electric powers up $40,000 for new Benson Centre 

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People holding a cheque donated to the Benson Centre
“Our company is an integral part of the Cornwall community and is proud to make this donation,” said Michael Pescod, Regional Manager of Cornwall Electric.

“A state of the art facility like this is a welcome addition to the community supporting active and healthy lifestyles as well as stimulating the local economy when hosting sporting events.”

Cornwall Electric supplies electricity to 23,800 customers in the City of Cornwall, South Glengarry, South Stormont and the Ontario portion of the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Ontario.

“Fortis, through Cornwall Electric continues to be a supporter of community projects,” said Fundraising Committee Chairman Scott Lecky. “The community has embraced the Benson Centre since the doors opened a month ago. Thanks to groups and companies like Fortis, we have a top notch facility.”

This announcement brings the community fundraising to roughly $2.7 Million.


 

Cornwall Electric Donates $40,000 

April 11, 2011 (Cornwall, Ontario) - Cornwall Electric has donated $40,000 towards the main rink score clock for Cornwall’s new Three-Plus One Centre. The centre is a premier community complex where hockey, soccer and tennis may be played all under one roof.

“Our Company is an integral part of the Cornwall community and is proud to make this donation” said Michael Pescod, Regional Manager of Cornwall Electric. “A state of the art facility like this is a welcome addition for the community. This amenities centre is a benefit to the entire community supporting active and healthy lifestyles as well as stimulating the local economy when hosting sporting events.”

Cornwall Electric supplies electricity to 23,800 customers in the City of Cornwall, South Glengarry, South Stormont, and the Ontario portion of the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of FortisOntario. FortisOntario has operations in electricity distribution and transmission and serves approximately 65,000 customers located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the Algoma district and meets a peak demand of 296 MW. FortisOntario is 100% owned by Fortis Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland. For more information on FortisOntario, please visit the corporate website.

For further information, please contact:
Jackie Baird
Regional Manager
Cornwall Electric
Phone: (613) 932-0123 Ext. 4232