TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 11, 2011) - United Way Toronto welcomes Enbridge Gas Distribution's (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) renewed multi-year commitment to support the CN Tower Climb and the leadership of its President, Janet Holder who is appointed Chair of United Way's 2011 fundraising campaign, said United Way Toronto President Susan McIsaac.
"For many years Enbridge has been there for our community. The incredible leadership and generosity shown throughout all levels of the company means so much to the people who call Toronto home," said McIsaac. "We are so very grateful for Enbridge's unwavering commitment to the community and its tireless efforts to strengthen our city."
"I am extremely proud to continue Enbridge's decades long tradition of supporting United Way at the highest levels of our company," said Janet Holder, President, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "The work of United Way touches us all and I believe we can make a real difference in the lives of so many people through United Way. As a woman in business, I challenge women leaders in particular to show the way and support this year's campaign."
The Enbridge CN Tower Climb for United Way has become an important fundraising event for the organization raising $2.1-million for the community last year. It also is an opportunity for thousands of people to come together to make a real difference in their city.
"Events like the Enbridge CN Tower Climb for United Way remind us that we're all connected, regardless of who we are or where we come from, and we all have a role to play when it comes to the future of our city," said McIsaac. "Each year, the Climb brings more than 11,000 people together in common purpose to ensure that people in our community have an opportunity for a better life."
Participants of the Enbridge CN Tower Climb for United Way support a network of United Way agencies that provide vital social services right across the city and meet urgent human need every single day.
But each donation goes even further. Donations to United Way support long-term strategies to address some of the most challenging social issues facing the city. Through its Building Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy United Way targets funding to the inner suburbs to strengthen the areas of our city most in need of investment and support.
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution and one of the 2010 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Enbridge Inc. has been selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2010 and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com.
About United Way
Established in 1956, United Way Toronto is a charity working to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our city. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to address the root causes of social problems and to change community conditions for the better. United Way supports agencies that provide services to strengthen individuals, families, and communities.
For more information please contact:
United Way Toronto
Desk - 416-777-1444 x 396 / Cell - 416-557-8508