Our commitment to the community

We are committed to keeping the Indigenous groups and local communities engaged and informed throughout the development of this project. By engaging early and often with stakeholders, we create project plans with better outcomes for everyone involved. Engaging with communities means listening to the needs of all our stakeholders, providing accurate information, and responding to stakeholder interests in a prompt and consistent manner.

Some of the ways we work to identify potential environmental and socio-economic effects are through hosting local open houses, conducting public presentations and having one-on-one discussions. We also reach out to our stakeholders with fact sheets, brochures, websites and provide email and toll-free phone lines to contact us directly.

Ride for Mental Health: August, 2023 in near Meaford, Ontario.

Community update — August 24, 2023:

Meaford cycles beyond goals in Ride for Mental Health

In partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC), TC Energy hosted the Ride for Mental Health (RMH) in Meaford on August 19, 2023.

The community gathered 30 people, including 16 riders, and nearly as many first responders and volunteers, to pedal for a purpose, rolling well past the $5,000 goal.

“The Meaford Team raised just over $9,000, which will be matched by TC Energy, for a total donation amount exceeding $18,000,” said Sara Beasley, Communications Lead, TC Energy Ontario Pumped Storage. 

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Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup at Georgian Bay in Meaford, Ontario.

Community update — August 11, 2023:

Helping keep Georgian Bay plastic-free

On August 9, the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup (GLPC) and local community partners, the Rotary Club of Meaford, Cliff Richardson Boats Ltd. and collaborative sponsor TC Energy, hosted a community event to highlight the importance of protecting Georgian Bay from plastic pollution.

As part of the event, the Meaford community actively participated in the sorting and characterizing of debris collected in Georgian Bay by an innovative plastic capture technology, the Seabin.

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Our goal from the beginning has been to support a collaborative, inclusive, community-based approach to the development of this project. We are committed to working with communities and stakeholders to understand concerns and to seek their input and ideas so that we can ensure the project is developed in a manner that is mutually beneficial."

John Mikkelson
Director, Power Business Development

TC Energy: Ontario Pumped Storage Project - Community Update - October 2022

Newsletter — October 24, 2022:

Project Director's community update

On behalf of the project team, I am pleased to share this update on our Ontario Pumped Storage Project (OPS). It’s been a busy and productive several months as we’ve enhanced our community engagement efforts, further refined our design to protect and preserve Georgian Bay and begun the important work of ensuring that your community realizes the full economic benefits that the Project can generate locally.
— TC Energy, Director Power Business Development, John Mikkelsen, P.Eng. M.A.Sc.

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