$6,000 grant to Leadership Waterloo Region
WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Leadership
Waterloo Region develop local community leaders through a $6,000 grant
awarded to Leadership Waterloo Region for their Core Program.
Jennifer Burnham, Union Gas district support manager for Waterloo
District, presented the cheque to Anne Lavender, Leadership Waterloo
Region's executive director at a recent Leadership Day on Innovation.
Community leaders from all sectors, as well as class members, joined in
the presentation, which accompanied a workshop on the vital role that
creativity and innovation play in the development of a healthy
"At Union Gas we are committed to being active members in the
communities we serve and work hard with our community partners to
change the living conditions for individuals and families for the
better," said Burnham. "That's why we're so pleased to support
Leadership Waterloo Region and the work they do to improve the quality
of life for citizens in the Waterloo Region."
Leadership Waterloo Region's Core Program brings together established
and emerging leaders in the community to build a network of leaders who
will continue the vision of those who built this amazing region.
Tailored for busy professionals from the business, government and
social profit sectors of the community, the Leadership Waterloo Region
program provides an opportunity for participants to explore their
personal leadership styles, practice leadership skills in a group
setting, and learn more about the community make-up including both its
outstanding characteristics and the challenges it faces.
Leadership Waterloo Region's 300-plus alumni are heavily involved on
more than 300 local boards of directors and committees. In addition,
some also serve in public office. The organization regularly links
alumni with leadership opportunities and makes it possible for local
Social Profit organizations to share information with an extensive
leadership alumni network.
"Union Gas has been a supporter of Leadership Waterloo Region since we
began this work through both financial donations and by making it
possible for one of their rising stars to participate in our program
every year since 2003," said Lavender. "We are pleased to recognize
Union Gas as an outstanding corporate citizen."
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. Each year Union Gas contributes millions of dollars
to charitable organizations across Ontario, including United Way. For
more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Leadership Waterloo Region
Leadership Waterloo Region delivers community leadership development
programs to individuals who wish to take on roles as community leaders.
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, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and
2013, 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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Leadership Waterloo Region
Anne Lavender, Executive Director