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.
Sponsors are invited to two receptions at Queen’s Park each year attended by MPPs, Ministers, OLIP alumni, journalists, and other sponsors – a great chance to network. Sponsors are also invited to meet with the interns during the year to discuss their government relations aims. Sponsor logos are displayed on our website, magazine and other OLIP documents. Many sponsors hire OLIP interns, if you have a position open that you think a former intern would suit, contact the OLIP office or Dr. Jacek directly.
Business & Industry Associations: Cement Association of Canada (CAC) | Ontario Community Newspapers Association | Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) | Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) | Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario | Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)
Educational: Council of Ontario Universities (COU) | Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations | Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) | Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) | Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)
Financial Groups: Central 1 Credit Union | CIBC | Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) | Royal Bank of Canada | Scotiabank | TD Bank
General Advocacy, Opinion & Research: Advocacy Solutions | British Consulate General in Toronto | Brown & Cohen Communications & Public Affairs Inc. | Chiefs of Ontario | Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy | Counsel Public Affairs | G.P. Murray Research Ltd. | Ipsos Canada | Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC)
Insurance: Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) | Co‑operators | Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company | First Canadian Title (FCT) | Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) | Insurance Bureau of Canada
Labour Associations: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) | Ontario Medical Association (OMA) | Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) | OPP Association | Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association (OPFFA) | Power Workers’ Union | United Food and Commercial Workers Canada
Pharma & Medical: Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) | Janssen | Merck | Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc | Pfizer | Rx&D Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies | Roche | NeuroImage
Power, Mining & Energy: Barrick | Bruce Power | Enbridge | Ontario Power Generation | Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) | Samsung Renewable Energy | SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Professional Associations: Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) | Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario | Law Society of Upper Canada | Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) | Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) | Professional Engineers Ontario
Retail: Canadian Tire Corporation | Estée Lauder | Labatt Breweries of Canada | Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation | Tim Hortons (TDL Group) | Mammoth Outerwear | Bombardier |