Hydro One employee receives Electricity Canada’s Lifesaving Award

Ottawa (November 21) – Electricity Canada is pleased to present its 2023 lifesaving award to a Hydro One employee who came upon a road accident and immediately offered first aid to the survivor.

While driving to a work site, Jason Elliot, H&S Coordinator from Hydro One came upon a scene of a car accident where a minivan had left the highway at a high rate of speed. Jason immediately ran to the wreckage and was able to pull the lone survivor from the vehicle and provide first aid. He provided life-saving assistance for 30 minutes while waiting for first responders to arrive.

Electricity Canada’s Lifesaving Awards are granted annually to any on-duty employee of a member utility who was involved in a lifesaving attempt or acted to prevent further harm to someone who needed immediate help. These individuals often risk their own lives to help a stranger in need. The Lifesaving Awards are presented as part of the Occupational Health and Safety program at Electricity Canada, designed to track and monitor safety records of member utilities.

This year’s awards were presented at the 6th annual Electricity Canada Powering Partnerships summit in Ottawa to 23 individuals from five utilities.


Every year, I am so inspired by the incredible, heroic people we have working for our member companies. It’s an honour to share their stories with the electricity community and thank them for their bravery. On behalf of Electricity Canada, I am proud to present this award to Jason for jumping into action and saving a life. – Francis Bradley, President and CEO, Electricity Canada

“At Hydro One, safety is our priority. The safety of our team members and the public is the foundation to energizing life for customers and Ontarians,” said David Lebeter, President and CEO, Hydro One. “We know that seconds can make the difference and Jason used his on-the-job training and acted quickly to help someone in need while staying safe. We are incredibly proud of Jason and thank Electricity Canada for this well-deserved recognition.”

About Electricity Canada:

Founded in 1891, Electricity Canada (formerly the Canadian Electricity Association) is the national forum and voice of the evolving and innovative electricity business in Canada. The Association supports, through its advocacy efforts, the regional, national, and international success of its members. Electricity Canada members generate, transmit, and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional customers across Canada. Members include integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, power marketers, and system operators, who together deliver electricity to all Canadians, in every province and territory.

For additional Information:

Graeme Burk, Director of Communications, burk@electricity.ca 613.809.0720