Union Gas Promotes Safety With A $4,000 Grant To Family & Children's Services Waterloo Region

Kitchener, ON, April 6, 2016 - Union Gas is teaming up with Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region to provide combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to clients within the Waterloo Region, through a $4,000 grant.

"Union Gas has a strong safety culture and above all else, safety is our number one priority," said Rick Bigelow, utility services manager for Waterloo, Union Gas. "Partnering with organizations like Family & Children’s Services of Waterloo Region is one way the company demonstrates that commitment. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are a critical safety device for all homes, and we are pleased to help make that happen."

As one of 47 Children's Aid Societies in Ontario, Family & Children's Services works together with families, their supports and the community to prevent harm to children and to protect and care for children who have been abused or neglected. The Union Gas grant will help purchase smoke and carbon monoxide alarms needed for families served by the agency.

"It takes the support of a community to ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth.  On behalf of the families we serve, thanks so much to Union Gas for your on-going, generous support,"  Karen Spencer, director of client services, Family & Children's Services of Waterloo Region.

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. Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers from 2011- 2016, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $7 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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For more information, contact:

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

Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
Tina Metcalfe
Senior Manager, Communications and Development
Ph: 519 576 0540 x3972
For more information, visit facswaterloo.org or find us on Twitter and Facebook