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United Way and Coastal Gas L ink join forces to support non-profit agencies in northern B.C.

Trista Spencer, United Way of Northern B.C. executive director

The United Way of Northern B.C. is working hard to connect resources with local need s all across northern B.C. Non-profit agencies are in great need with these unprecedented and challenging times and UWNBC remains committed to serving these agencies so they can continue helping the most vulnerable in our communities.

As a major step in fulfilling this commitment UWNBC has partnered with Coastal Gaslink to provide funding to critical programming and services in 16 communities across northern B.C.

The funding has been made available through Coastal Gas Link and their prime contractors Surerus Murphy, SA Energy Group, Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Inc., Macro Speicapag Ledcor Haisla Limited Partnership and Aecon.

These organizations and the people within have joined in the commitment to support their communities by raising an incredible $97,000 through this initiative.

The Coastal GasLink Legacy of Giving Fund aims to remove barriers by providing funding to recipients to address socioeconomic issues facing their local community. The fund is administered as a partnership between United Way of Northern BC and Coastal GasLink in a matter consistent with the UWNBC Mission and funding areas and Coastal GasLink’s priority areas of socioeconomic challenges in northern B.C.

“We are incredibly grateful to partner with Coastal GasLink to bring this opportunity to the communities in northern B.C.,” said Trista Spencer, Executive Director, UWNBC. “We’d also like to acknowledge Coastal GasLink’s parent company, TC Energy, for adding to this fund through their Empower program. Coastal GasLink’s commitment to helping others as well as that of all of the contractors that gave so generously as part of this initiative continues to make a tremendous difference to so many in the region, and we could not make the impact we do without these truly important partnerships.

“Community is really about people coming together for the greater good of everyone around them and I can’t think of a better example than this Legacy Giving Fund to demonstrate just that.”

The application period will open November 9, and non-profit agencies will have until 11:59 p.m. December 20 to submit a completed application. For more information visit

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