Union Gas supports leadership development in Windsor-Essex

$8,000 grant to Leadership Windsor/Essex helps develop outstanding community leaders

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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For further information:

Union Gas Limited
Andrea Stass
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010

Leadership Windsor/Essex
Becky Parent
Executive Director
Ph:  519-258-3033 extension 1186
Cell:  519-995-8005

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