$5,000 grant to support the iLead Conference - Innovation in Leadership
THUNDER BAY, ON, March 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Leadership Thunder Bay with support for iLead Conference - Innovation in Leadership, courtesy of a $5,000 grant awarded today.
Ian Ross, northwest district manager for Union Gas, presented the cheque to Stewart Kallio, president of Leadership Thunder Bay at an event held today at the company's office on Amber Drive in Thunder Bay.
The iLead Innovation in Leadership Conference promises to be a unique and exciting event.
Current and emerging leaders will have the opportunity to expand their leadership skills with an internationally recognized speaker and a number of proven local leaders at the iLead Innovation in Leadership Conference being held on April 25 and April 26. The conference will kick off on the evening of April 25 at the Italian Cultural Centre with a dinner and a presentation by Dr. Margaret Wheatley. Dr. Wheatley's presentation will illustrate how we can accomplish our work, sustain our relationships and create successful solutions during these interesting times. Her articles appear in numerous professional journals and she has penned six leadership-themed books. Community leaders will gather at the Victoria Inn on April 26 to attend what is expected to be an annual leadership event.
"At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright tomorrow," said Ross. "That means supporting important educational programs in the communities we serve. We are very pleased to help Leadership Thunder Bay and the important role it has in building a stronger, more vibrant community."
"We are grateful and proud to have local supporters like Union Gas who see the value in programs such as Leadership Thunder Bay and the upcoming iLead Conference," said Stewart Kallio, president of Leadership Thunder Bay. "Our community can only become more viable and vibrant through the introduction and support of current and future community leaders."
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 www.uniongas.com/community.
About Leadership Thunder Bay
Leadership Thunder Bay is much more than a typical leadership skills development program. Innovative, engaging and empowering, the program takes participants from all walks of life on a voyage of discovery in which they build their leadership skills while gaining a broader understanding of the critical issues affecting our community. Leadership Thunder Bay provides the premier leadership development opportunity for emerging 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. One of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012, Union Gas is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.6 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit www.uniongas.com.
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Leadership Thunder Bay Class of 2012