$5,000 grant to Leadership Waterloo Region
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is supporting
the development of local community leaders through a $5,000 grant to
Leadership Waterloo Region for their Core Program, awarded today.
Jennifer Burnham, Union Gas plant damage prevention manager and Yvonne
Huang, Union Gas construction project manager presented the cheque to
Leadership Waterloo Region's executive director Anne Lavender.
"At Union Gas we are committed to being active members in the
communities we serve and to working with our community partners to
change the living conditions of 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 this community."
Leadership Waterloo Region's Core Program brings together established
and emerging community leaders to build a network that will continue
the vision of those who built this amazing region. Tailored for busy
professionals from business, government and social-profit, 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
including its outstanding characteristics and challenges.
Leadership Waterloo Region's 300+ alumni are heavily involved on more
than 300 local boards of directors and committees. In addition, some
have elected to serve in public office. The organization regularly
links alumni with leadership opportunities and help social-profit
organizations share information with the alumni network.
"Union Gas is a longtime supporter of Leadership Waterloo Region through
financial contributions and by making it possible for one of their
rising stars to participate in our program every year since 2003," said
Lavender. "We're pleased to recognize Union Gas as an outstanding
In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses
and contributing to the province's economy through investment, job
creation, municipal taxes and energy efficiency programs, Union Gas has
a clear set of best practices regarding the environment and actively
encourages and promotes those practices via community groups throughout
its distribution area. This value is reflected each year, as the
company supports communities across Ontario through thousands of
volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations,
major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas
contributed about $3 million to charitable organizations across the
province, including environmental programs and projects. For more
information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Leadership Waterloo Region
Leadership Waterloo Region is a social-profit organization that delivers
educational leadership experiences to a diverse range of individuals in
the community who wish to take on roles as community leaders through
collaborations with like-minded organizations in Waterloo Region.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission
and distribution company based in Ontario with more than 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. One of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012, 2013 and
2014, Union Gas is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, with assets of
$5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information,
visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
SOURCE: Union Gas Limited
For further information:
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Union Gas Limited
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5490
Cell: 519 365-1010