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Alectra partners with Sunnybrook’s Ross Tilley Burn Centre to fund research on burn-related PTSD rehabilitation

Alectra Inc. is providing $250,000 over five years to the Ross Tilley Burn Centre
at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto to fund research into burn-related post traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health rehabilitation.
Occupational electricity-related accidents are among the most serious workplace threats to electric
utility tradespeople. Approximately 12 per cent of the patients treated annually at the Ross Tilley Burn
Centre suffer from electrical burns from workplace accidents. Funds provided under the
AlectraCARES Community Support Program will support much-needed research into the mental
health impacts experienced by burn patients.
“At Alectra we are proud to partner with the Ross Tilley Burn Centre and fund research into burnrelated
mental health rehabilitation,” said Brian Bentz, President and CEO, Alectra Inc. “Through our
partnership, we are providing support to future patients to ensure they receive the best possible care
for the non-visible as well as visible impacts of electrical burns.”

Read the full Press Release.