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Awards and publications

Through active participation in our community, we help maintain and enhance the City of Kingston for the benefit of all residents and businesses. We’re proud to demonstrate excellence as we help build this community! 

Awards

2019

Public Safety Leadership Award from Canadian Gas Association

The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) recognized Utilities Kingston with a Public Safety Leadership Award at its annual conference in Ottawa.  

Canadian Electricity Association Centre of Excellence

For the second time, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has recognized Utilities Kingston as a Centre of Excellence in 2019, this time for our outage management system, for service excellence.

Ontario Service Award for 30 years of Leadership with United Way

​We are a proud supporter of the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A). The success of our campaign is due to the efforts of our employees, who lead the fundraising. Richard (Chico) Rodrigue participated in our workplace campaign for over 30 years. His enthusiasm and creativity has inspired employees to donate and benefit our local community.

The United Way KFL&A honoured Chico's service at the Ontario Service Awards special ceremony. Congratulations, Chico, on this outstanding honour and thank you for all you do for our community.

2018

Chair's Citation, from the Electricity Distributors Association

In 2018, the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) Chair's Citation was presented to Jim Keech, our president and CEO.

Municipal Employee Recognition Award

Also in 2018, the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce Municipal Employee of the Year Recognition Award was presented to Jim Keech, our president and CEO.  

Technical Standards & Safety Authority Safety Award

Utilities Kingston received an annual Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) Safety Award for 2018. 

Canadian Electricity Association Centre of Excellence

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) recognized Utilities Kingston as a Centre of Excellence in 2018 for a novel approach to transfer trip communications.

United Way KFLA Awards

Congratulations to our employees on these community awards. We are proud of your achievements in helping to build our local community!

Bronze: Employee campaigns with a minimum of 50 per cent participation and $50 per capita
Sapphire: Workplaces with five to nine Leaders of the Way
Cornerstone: Workplaces that raised $25,000 or more

2017

Conservation Award for Sewer Overflow Information

The Cataraqui Conservation Foundation 2017 Corporate Conservation Award was awarded to Utilities Kingston for providing sewer overflow information on a real-time map to help residents make a better-informed decision about recreational water use.

Santa Claus Parade

In 2017, our entry in the Santa Claus Parade took home an award for Best Commercial Float.

United Way KFLA Awards

Congratulations to our employees on these community awards. We are proud of your achievements in helping to build our local community!

Bronze: Employee campaigns with a minimum of 50 per cent participation and $50 per capita
Sapphire: Workplaces with five to nine Leaders of the Way

Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance Member of the Year

The 2017 Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) ‘Member of the Year’ award was presented by Canadian figure skater Josée Chouinard (right) to Utilities Kingston’s manager of service and gas operations, Karen Santucci (left).

The award goes to a member whose dedication and service to the ORCGA went above and beyond the call of duty during a given year.

2016

LDC Champion Award from the Independent Electricity System Operator

Utilities Kingston's conservation team was pleased to accept the LDC Champion Award from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The award recognizes Utilities Kingston's conservation and demand management achievements through the 2011-2014 Save on Energy programs.

United Way KFLA Awards

Bronze: Employee campaigns with a minimum of 50 per cent participation and $50 per capita.

2015

CFB Kingston's Commando Challenge

Supporting the United Way and having FUN at the CFB Kingston's Commando Challenge.

United Way KFLA Awards

In 2015, we held a plant sale to support our corporate fundraising efforts.

Bronze: Employee campaigns with a minimum of 50 per cent  participation and $50 per capita.

2014

Electrical Safety Authority Worker Safety Award

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) presented its Worker Safety Award to the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston in recognition of the organizations’ leadership in improving and promoting safety, both in the community and the workplace.

Conservation Leadership Excellence Award

Utilities Kingston accepted the Electricity Distributors Association’s inaugural Conservation Leadership Excellence Award on behalf of Kingston Hydro.

The award, sponsored by the Ontario Power Authority, recognizes that Utilities Kingston and its customers are provincial leaders in energy and water conservation.

United Way KFLA Awards

Bronze: Employee campaigns with a minimum of 50 per cent participation and $50 per capita.
Sapphire: Workplaces with five to nine Leaders of the Way.

2013

Ontario Water Works Association award for Excellence in Water Efficiency Programming

In 2013, Utilities Kingston was presented with the Ontario Water Works Association award for Excellence in Water Efficiency Programming.

United Way KFLA Awards

Bronze: Employee campaigns with a minimum of 50 per cent participation and $50 per capita.
Sapphire: Workplaces with five to nine Leaders of the Way.

2012 and previous

SWITCH Community Leadership Award

In 2012, Kingston Hydro and Utilities Kingston CEO Jim Keech accepted the “Community Leadership Award”.  Utilities Kingston was recognized for the way its staff assists those in the community seeking to make sustainable energy investments, and for the investments in solar, bio-energy, and conservation made by the utility itself.

United Way KFLA Awards

In 2010, 2011 and 2012, employees achieved the bronze award (employee campaigns with a minimum of 50 per cent participation and $50 per capita).

Articles and publications

2020

2019

2017