Union Gas Helps Shape Future Business Leaders With $5,000 Grant To Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region
Kitchener, ON, October 11, 2016 - Union Gas helps prepare young people in the Waterloo Region to succeed in the global economy through the continued support of Junior Achievement, courtesy of a $5,000 grant awarded today at the organization’s Annual General Meeting.
"At Union Gas we believe education is key to building a skilled workforce," said Murray Costello, district manager for Waterloo/Brantford, Union Gas. "We're thrilled to support important educational programs in the communities we serve, such as Junior Achievement which is helping develop our future business leaders.".
Murray Flanagan, Board Chair, JA Waterloo Region, Karen Gallant, President & CEO, Waterloo Region, Murray Costello, district manager Waterloo/Brantford, Union Gas & Darrin Snider, Past Board Chair, JA Waterloo Region
Each year, Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region delivers programs to thousands of students in Grades 5-12, in the areas of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. Junior Achievement programs encourage youth to become independent, self-sufficient, and help them develop the business acumen and leadership skills they will need to contribute to the future growth and prosperity of Waterloo Region. According to a Boston Consulting Group report, for every dollar invested in JA, there is a $45 return to society.
"We're extremely grateful to Union Gas for their continued support of Junior Achievement," said Karen Gallant, president & ceo, JA Waterloo Region. "As a result of this grant we’ll be able to offer business education and financial literacy programs to hundreds of students across the Region, helping them develop skills they need for their future economic success."
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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