$2,500 grant for Junior Achievement London and District programs
LONDON, ON, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Junior
Achievement inspire and educate local youth to succeed in the global
economy, courtesy of a $2,500 grant awarded today.
Dave Craven, Union Gas director of distribution fieldwork services for
London/Sarnia presented the cheque to Bev Robinson, president & CEO of
Junior Achievement of London and District today at the organization's
office in London.
JA London and District reaches over 6,000 students annually teaching
students about the principles and dynamics of business through hands-on
activities and open dialogue with volunteers from the business
"Our youth are our greatest resource and tomorrow's leaders," said
Craven. "We're proud to continue our support of Junior Achievement's
education programs, which will help young people in London and
Middlesex understand business, economics, and develop leadership and
financial literacy skills to help them succeed."
"This year Junior Achievement of London and District is thrilled to be
celebrating our 50th Anniversary and is very proud of being a recognized leader in the
delivery of business education programs for elementary and secondary
school students," said Robinson. "We are extremely grateful to Union
Gas for their financial support as it makes a great impact and helps to
build a solid foundation for the future business leaders of our
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 Junior Achievement London and District.
Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to
succeed in a global economy. JA programs offer students in grades 6-12
the opportunity to acquire valuable business acumen, develop leadership
and financial literacy skills and discover new career possibilities.
For more information visit jalondon.org.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major
Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company
based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers,
assets of over $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. The
distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial
and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario.
Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2013. For more
information, visit uniongas.com.
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