$7,500 grant helps local community leaders develop skills, create
positive lasting change
WINDSOR, ON, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Leadership
Windsor/Essex (LWE) promote and encourage outstanding community
leadership, courtesy of a $7,500 grant awarded today.
Mark Emmanuel, Union Gas district manager for Windsor/Sarnia, presented
the cheque to LWE executive director Becky Parent at the closing
retreat for the current leadership training class, held today at
Mackenzie Hall. The closing retreat is the culmination of 10 months of
experiential learning for a diverse group of community leaders. The
program is designed to expand the number of individuals who accept
leadership roles in business, government, labour and not-for-profit
organizations and equip them with the skills to meet the future
challenges in the community.
"At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright
tomorrow," said Emmanuel. "That means supporting important educational
programs in the communities we serve. We are very pleased to help
Leadership Windsor/Essex, which has an important role in building a
stronger, more vibrant community."
"Union Gas has been a stalwart community partner to LWE, providing funds
that have assisted dozens of participants, particularly from the
not-for-profit sector, participate in our core program," said Parent.
"Together with the voices of their private- and public-sector
counterparts, these community agencies bring a unique lens to the
issues facing our community. The support of Union Gas ensures that lens
continues to be reflected in creating a shared community vision."
Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more
than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery
services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the
province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs,
millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of
volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving
and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to
charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000
to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Leadership Windsor/Essex
Leadership Windsor/Essex is one of 22 community leadership programs
across Canada. Community Leadership programs promote and encourage
outstanding community leadership by developing the leadership
capabilities of citizens who care about the community - those who
understand its strengths and weaknesses and are willing to make a
personal investment to improve their community's quality of life.
Leadership Windsor/Essex celebrates more than 250 alumni who have
graduated since 2001.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission
and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience
and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4
million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than
400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario.
Union Gas, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's
Greenest Employers for 2012, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company
with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more
information, visit uniongas.com.
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