$8,000 grant to Leadership Windsor/Essex helps develop outstanding
WINDSOR, ON, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Leadership
Windsor/Essex (LWE) promote and encourage exceptional community
leadership, through an $8,000 grant awarded today.
Andrea Seguin, Union Gas district manager for Windsor/Chatham and a LWE
alumnus presented the cheque to LWE executive director Becky Parent at
the closing retreat for the class of 2013. The 26 class members use
the two day wrap up session to review their experiences over the last
10 months and set goals for future community involvement.
Union Gas is a longstanding supporter of LWE and their support has
assisted dozens of individuals from the not-for-profit sector
participate in the organization's core program.
"At Union Gas, we believe that investing in education creates lasting
benefits for people and communities," said Seguin. "That's why we
support important educational programs in the communities we serve,
such as Leadership Windsor/Essex which is helping to develop the
leadership capabilities of citizens who care about this community."
Not-for-profit leaders bring a unique perspective to finding solutions
for the challenges facing the Windsor/Essex community. The LWE
development program plays an important role in ensuring their
participatory lens continues to be reflected in creating solutions that
improve the community's quality of life.
"We are very grateful for the continued support of Union Gas as integral
to our work in creating positive and lasting community change," said
Parent. "Our long-standing partnership has realized the creation of
dozens of community leaders who have gone on to steward countless
community boards and committees now equipped with the skills necessary
to meet the future challenges of our community."
In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses,
Union Gas contributes to the province through significant economic
investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes and energy
efficiency programs. As well, each year 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
almost $900,000 to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Leadership Windsor/Essex
Established in 2001, Leadership Windsor/Essex promotes and encourages
community leadership by developing the leadership capabilities of
citizens who care about the community - those who understand its
strengths and weaknesses and who are willing to make a personal
investment to improve our community's quality of life. For more
information, visit leadershipwindsor-essex.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 2011, 2012 and 2013.
For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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