Union Gas Supports Culturally Relevant Curriculum Through A $1,000 Grant To Katarokwi Aboriginal School
Kingston, ON, December 14, 2016 - Union Gas helps Indigenous students learn through a culturally relevant curriculum, courtesy of a $1,000 grant to Katarokwi Aboriginal School.
"Union Gas strives to be the partner of choice for communities, and that includes building long-term, productive relationships with Indigenous communities," said Michelle Rogers, utility services construction manager, Union Gas. "We are also highly committed to education. That's why we are so pleased to support the Katarokwi Aboriginal School programs."
Photo from left to right: Michelle Rogers, utility services construction manager, Union Gas and Mike Payne, teacher, Katarokwi Aboriginal School.
The Katarokwi Aboriginal School is a joint venture between the Limestone District School Board and the Métis Nation of Ontario and provides First Nations, Métis and Inuit students the opportunity to engage in a culturally relevant educational setting. Union Gas' grant will support improvements to the kitchen at the school's facility. This will impact cultural food skills and facilitate a cooking program for the students.
"We are extremely happy to receive this grant from Union Gas. The foods-based cultural activities we offer our students are a large part of our engagement strategy and are very meaningful experiences for our students." said Mike Payne, teacher, Katarokwi Aboriginal School.
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 over 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 Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016, and has assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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Katarokwi Aboriginal School
Kelly Maracle, Indigenous Student Support Teacher
Mike Payne, Teacher
66 Harvey Street, Kingston, Ontario
For more information, visit limestone.on.ca/Programs/Aboriginal_Ed/K_Profile.