Bruce Power announced October 28 that it has provided front-line organizations across the province with two million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. This represents the largest announced private-sector donation of PPE in Canada to date. PPE continues to play an important role in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power President and CEO, said Bruce Power's commitment goes beyond electricity and isotopes. "We are playing an active role in the province’s fight against COVID-19 and will continue to support our communities through the recovery," he said.

The Retooling and Economic Recovery Council (RERC), a partnership between Bruce Power and its Ontario-based suppliers, has played a key role in supporting front-line PPE needs. In addition to refocusing their efforts to produce PPE such as face shields and reusable gowns, the council sponsored and distributed more than 50,000 litres of hand sanitizer for local businesses, schools and non-profit organizations, including food banks.

The council also launched the Strength in Numbers online PPE portal, providing organizations with the ability to leverage collective buying power to secure PPE items at a competitive price.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford expressed his gratitude to Rencheck and Bruce Power for their ongoing commitment and said he is proud of how the Ontario business community, including Bruce Power, has stepped up during these extraordinary times.