Union Gas Helps Youth Reach Their Full Potential Through a $1,500 Grant To Connect Youth, Inc.

Prescott, ON, October 18, 2016 - Union Gas supports Connect Youth Inc., helping connect youth with the appropriate services and programs to reach their full potential, through a $1,500 grant.  The grant, paired with in-kind space supplied by South Grenville District High School, will help the organization continue to deliver programs that promote positive social behavior and healthy lifestyle choices with the goal of reducing crime, use of alcohol/drugs and improving quality of life.

"At Union Gas we're proud to be a partner with your community," said Chris Doig, utility services manager, Union Gas. "We believe our support of Connect Youth Inc. will make a real and lasting contribution for local youth and the community as a whole."

Connect Youth Presentation

Bill Todd, chief fire prevention officer, St. Thomas Fire Department; David Apfelbeck, utility services manager, Union Gas and Brian Leverton, fire prevention officer, St. Thomas Fire Department

Connect Youth, Inc. is a United Way member agency that provides South Grenville youth aged 14-21 with a safe environment and the support needed to access local community services to address the issues they face. This can include mental health challenges, suicidal ideation, self-harming, homelessness, family and other issues related to poverty, victimization and isolation.

"The generous support of Union Gas will help us to continue providing outreach services to homeless and at-risk youth and to connect them to much needed services. We thank you for joining us in the challenge of reducing the barriers to youth of our community." Elizabeth Langlois, program coordinator, Connect Youth Inc.

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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For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058

Connect Youth, Inc.
Norie Spence
Chair, Board of Directors
Ph: 613 918-0173

For more information, visit connectyouth.ca or find us on Facebook.