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Our sponsors are an integral part of the Programme and without their help, the Programme could not function. We would like to thank our sponsors for all the help they have given us in the past and for helping to make the Programme as successful as it is today. OLIP has always been supported by a substantial annual grant from the Ontario Legislative Assembly through the all-party Board of Internal Economy. However, corporate donations have been an important element in OLIP financing and these donations have been used to fund exchange visits and related educational activities. The Programme enjoys a close working relationship with Churchill Society For the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy and G.P. Murray Research Ltd as well as The British Consulate in Toronto.
Established in 2003, Advocacy Solutions is the culmination of over ten years experience in legal practice, government and business. The company has expertise in government relations, stakeholder relations, communication strategies and public policy analysis and development. Today's environment demands more than just a traditional public affairs approach. To be heard, you need a strong voice. Advocacy Solutions provides that voice, through a number of effective advocacy based services.
The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) is a bargaining agent representing 12,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work in the Ontario Public Service (OPS), i.e., direct
Barrick is the world's largest gold producer, with a portfolio of 25 operating mines, advanced exploration and development projects located across five continents, and large land positions on the most prolific and prospective mineral trends. The Company also has the largest reserves in the industry, with about 140 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves, 6.5 billion pounds of copper reserves and 1.07 billion ounces of silver contained within gold reserves1 as of December 31, 2010.
The British Consulate General in Toronto is an important component of the UK's Canadian Network. The Consulate in Toronto organises a broad spectrum of activities and projects to promote British interests in Ontario. The Consulate sponsors and arranges the Interns' trip to London each year.
The CGPA represents the Canadian-based pharmaceutical industry: a dynamic group of companies which specialize in the production of high quality, affordable generic drugs, fine chemicals and new chemical entities.
An affiliate of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, the national body representing more than 68,000 CGAs and students in the CGA program, the Certified General Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing body, which grants the exclusive right to the CGA designation and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario.
The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy is a non-partisan, charitable organization that honours the life of Sir Winston Churchill by facilitating education, discussion and debate about Canada's parliamentary democracy.
Counsel Public Affairs was formed in November 2004 through the merger of two of Ontario's most successful boutique public affairs companies, the Excelsior Consulting Group Inc. and Suasion Public Affairs Inc. We understand government. Our approach is client-centred and fact-based. We help organizations across a broad spectrum of sectors to achieve public policy goals. We understand what it takes to get your messages heard at Queen's Park.
The Dominion insures Canadians' homes, automobiles, recreational vehicles, businesses and other assets against loss. Our impressive range of products provide coverage for the many risks that Canadians face each day.
In today's dynamic real estate market, securing ownership and mortgage priority on property is very important. Established in 1991, we pioneered the concept of title insurance in Canada. We work with real estate professionals to protect homeowners by issuing title insurance policies and resolving related claims and now issue hundreds of thousands of new policies each year. It is our responsive underwriting skills and unparalleled experience in handling and resolving claims that set us apart from our competitors.
Established in 1964, Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Our member companies represent nearly 95% of the property and casualty insurance market in Canada, an industry that employs over 104,000 Canadians, pays more than $6 billion in taxes to the federal and provincial governments and has a total premium base of $35 billion, approximately half of which is derived from automobile insurance.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 32,000 Chartered Accountants and 4,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's high standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct.
We are one of the world's leading survey-based marketing research firms. We live and work in the largest markets and do business anywhere we're called on. We know brands, how to develop them and how to build them. We assess market potential and interpret market trends. We help our clients build long-term relationships with their customers. We test advertising and study audience responses to various media. We measure public opinion around the globe.
Janssen-Ortho Inc. has been servicing the Canadian healthcare industry for over 50 years. The company is an innovative research based pharmaceutical company located in Toronto, Ontario. In 1995, Janssen-Ortho Inc was formed through the amalgamation of Janssen Pharmaceutica and Ortho-McNeil Inc, two members of the Johnson & Johnson worldwide family of companies.
Labatt has been shaped by more than 160 years of brewing excellence. Since 1847, the company has never lost sight of the fact that it's in business to serve its customers and consumers. By continually finding innovative ways to enhance the consumer experience with its brands, we evolved from a single small brewery in London, Ontario to become an internationally renowned brewer.
The Law Society of Upper Canada governs legal services providers in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.
Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) is a wholly Canadian owned insurance company that provides professional liability insurance to lawyers in private practice in Ontario and provides TitlePLUS title insurance coast-to-coast.
You may think of Merck Frosst and our parent company, Merck & Co., Inc., as big pharmaceutical companies and you're right - well partly right. Merck Frosst is a research-driven pharmaceutical company. But we're much more than that, thanks to George Merck and his philosophy of putting "patients first."
G.P. Murray Research Limited, has been the leader in its field since its founding in 1988. The experience and expertise needed to understand and relate to the Government of Ontario is crucial for private and public stakeholders in the province. G.P. Murray Research Limited has effectively represented its growing roster of clients to Liberal, NDP and PC governments.
We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life. We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest ideas and work in our company.
Founded in 1950, with offices in Burlington and Toronto, the Ontario Community Newspapers Association is a non-profit industry association comprising more than 270 member newspapers located throughout the province. We are dedicated to helping member community newspapers prosper.
OCUFA seeks to maintain and enhance the quality of higher education in Ontario, and to advance the professional and economic interests of teachers, researchers, and librarians in Ontario universities. OCUFA was formed in 1964 to express the views of university academic staff to the Government and the public. OCUFA is made up of 23 faculty associations across Ontario representing some 15,000 professors and librarians.
Recognizing our uniqueness as teachers in Catholic schools, we are an association committed to the advancement of Catholic education. As teacher advocates we provide professional services, support, protection and leadership.
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) represents the political, clinical and economic interests of the province's medical profession. Practicing physicians, residents, and students enrolled in any of the five Ontario faculties of medicine are eligible for OMA membership. Founded in 1880 as a voluntary association of the province`s physicians, the OMA as from its beginning played a vital role in the development and promotion of health-care services across Ontario.
Founded in 1973, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is the trade union that represents 59,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals working throughout Ontario, including: hospitals, community health, long-term care, public health, clinics, industry. Each facility represented by ONA has a Bargaining Unit President that oversees union activities within that facility. The provincial organization is divided into Locals, which is headed by a Local Coordinator. Bargaining Unit Presidents as well as Local Coordinators are ONA members, and are members' best source of information as it pertains to their facility. ONA works in collaboration with other unions and maintains strong links with other nurses’ unions in Canada. ONA is a member of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), and thereby affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).
The Ontario Principals' Council (OPC) is the voluntary, professional association representing practising principals and vice-principals in Ontario's publicly funded schools. The goal of the OPC is to provide our Members with the professional services and supports they need to provide exemplary leadership in public education. Our 5,000 Members represent elementary and secondary school leaders from across Ontario and operate within the ethical guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers.
The Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association (OPFFA) was formed in October 1997 as a result of two former provincial Associations uniting into one strong Association under the International Association of Fire Fighters, representing professional fire fighters in the province.
The OPPA represents all civilian and non-commissioned uniform Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on labour and contractual issues. Employees of the OPP holding the rank of Inspector and other senior supervisory roles are represented by the Commissioned Officers Associations (COA).
The Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) is the voice of over 100 road building contractors who build and maintain the majority of the provincial highway system and Ontario's municipal roads and bridges. The Association also represents almost 80 Associate Members who manufacture, distribute and/or supply products, equipment and services to the road building industry.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is a trade union representing almost 60,000 members. The union works to protect its diverse membership which is represented in 140 bargaining units across the province.
OCI is an association of 155 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and offshore. OCI members companies employ collectively around 30,000 highly skilled and specialized people who manufacture major equipment and components and provide engineering services and support for the 20 CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as for CANDU and other nuclear plants in offshore markets. OCI companies also work on medical and other safe applications of nuclear technology. OCI is the leading voice of the Canadian nuclear supply chain and actively promotes the production of safe, clean and reliable nuclear base load electricity as a key part of a balanced electricity generation portfolio in Ontario. OCI also advocates for the continued production of nuclear electricity in Quebec and New Brunswick and encourages the use of nuclear energy in Western Canada.
Pfizer Canada is the Canadian operation of New York-based Pfizer Inc, the world's largest pharmaceutical company. Pfizer's mission is to discover and develop innovative medicines and other products to improve the quality of life of people and animals around the world.
Professional Engineers Ontario licenses Ontario's 70,000 professional engineers, grants temporary, limited and provisional licences to practise professional engineering, and authorizes businesses to provide engineering services to the public. It sets standards for and regulates engineering practice. Under the Professional Engineers Act, its statutory mandate is to serve and protect the public interest where engineering is concerned. Rigorously educated, experienced and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.
RBC is Canada's largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. They are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis.
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SINCE 1908, TADA serves over 340 new car dealers in the Greater Toronto Area and represents every manufacturer's brand and franchise.. TADA has a long history of progressive and innovative work, in co-operation with government and their members, to establish fair and uniform business practices, standards of advertising and training, and pro-active programs to enhance customer service.
Xstrata Canada Corporation engages in the exploration, development, mining, processing, and marketing of metals and minerals worldwide. Xstrata Canada Corporation also engages in the recycling of secondary copper, nickel, and precious metals. Xstrata owns many mines, including: the Brunswick mine located in New Brunswick; the Raglan property located in the Province of Quebec; Sudbury Mines/Mill that operates three underground nickel/copper mines in the Sudbury area and the Montcalm nickel mine located in Montcalm Township in the Province of Ontario.