Major Sponsors

Major Sponsors donate $5000+ per year to OLIP.

amapceoThe Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario is a bargaining agent representing 12,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work in the Ontario Public Service (OPS), i.e., directly for the Government of Ontario, in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in over 130 communities across the province and in 11 cities outside Canada.  The Association was established in 1992 as a grassroots organization to represent a group of OPS employees who, at that time, were excluded from collective bargaining.  AMAPCEO has grown to be the second-largest bargaining agent in the Ontario Public Service and  now represents six bargaining units outside the OPS.

brucepowerBruce Power is a partnership among TransCanada Corp., Borealis Infrastructure (a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), The Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals.  Bruce Power’s 2,300-acre site on the shores of Lake Huron houses the Bruce A and B generating stations, which each hold four CANDU reactors.  Bruce Power generates 6,300 megawatts, providing power to over one in four hospitals, homes schools and businesses in Ontario. As a corporation, we live each day by a strong and clear set of values that embrace safety, our community, integrity and diversity

Bombardier Inc. is a Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company, founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as L’Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942. Starting as a maker of snow machines or snowmobiles, over the years it has been a large manufacturer of regional aircraft, business jets, mass transportation equipment, recreational equipment and a provider of financial services. Bombardier is a Fortune Global 500 conglomerate company.


ctFor more than 90 years, Canadian Tire Corporation has been providing customers with everything they need for life in Canada. We are a Family of Companies that includes Canadian Tire retail stores, PartSource, Gas+, FGL Sports, Mark’s, Canadian Tire Financial Services, CT REIT and Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a nationally registered charity dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada can participate in sports and physical activities. With nearly 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets from coast-to-coast, its primary retail business categories – Automotive, Living, Fixing, Playing and Apparel – are supported and strengthened by its Financial Services division and the approximately tens of thousands of corporate and retail employees across the Company.

CIBCCIBC is a leading Canadian and North American financial institution with over 140 years experience and 42,000 employees serving clients in Canada and around the world. CIBC’s wholesale banking1 business provides a range of integrated credit and capital markets products and investment banking to clients in key financial centres globally. CIBC delivers innovative capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries, as well as top-ranked research for our corporate, government and institutional clients.

cooperatorsThe Co‑operators is a leading Canadian-owned, multi-product insurance and financial services organization with more than $35.1 billion in assets under administration. Within our three core areas of operation — Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance, Life insurance, and institutional investments — we have 4,632 employees. We are supported by a dedicated financial advisor network with 2,513 licensed insurance representatives throughout Canada. We also serve more than 350 credit unions with nearly 5.3 million members.

The Co-operators also sponsored the 2013 comparative study visit to Ottawa.

ENBRIDGE LogoOver the past 65 years, Enbridge has become a leader in the safe and reliable delivery of energy in North America and is proud to be recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. A North American leader in delivering energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world’s longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a growing involvement in the natural gas transmission and midstream businesses and expanding interests in green energy technologies.

ificInvestment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) members represent all facets of the investment funds industry – fund managers, distributors and the many professional and back office firms that support the sector. Our principle role is to advocate on behalf of the industry and its investors – ensuring their voices are heard by regulators and public policy makers considering the framework of rules that govern investment funds. IFIC is uniquely placed to deliver on its responsibilities. As a member-driven member-led organization, our positions can be relied upon to reflect the views of a majority of industry members – and to be based on solid independent research and objective professional opinion.  We serve as an information-sharing body for the industry, helping to ensure that members have the knowledge, tools, and guidance they need to comply with changing requirements.  We understand that future growth and prosperity of the industry will be determined by how well we fulfil the interests and earn the confidence of Canada’s investors.

image1Mammoth Outerwear is based in the heart of Toronto, Mammoth Outerwear is a premium lifestyle brand that designs outerwear made to perform in the coldest forecast while respecting nature. Each jacket represents quality, warmth and functional style which are at the core of Mammoth’s philosophy. Mammoth Outerwear is proud to use wildlife as inspiration rather than a material. From the very beginning, the core of its philosophy stands on the principle of enjoying any environment while respecting nature.


Power_Workers_Union_Logo_Colour_copyThe Power Workers’ Union is the union of choice for the vast majority of workers in Ontario’s Power Production. Our members work throughout Ontario and make up a large majority of the employees at Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, TransAlta in Ottawa, Northwind Power, Mississagi Power, Hydro One and affiliate companies, the Electrical Safety Authority as well as the Independent Market Operator. The union also represents workers at local distribution companies throughout the province, as well as local cable and telephone companies, the County of Brant, Kinectrics, New Horizon System Solutions, Inergi, operators at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. as well as casual employees through PWU hiring hall agreements.     The Power Workers now have over 40 Collective Agreements where less than ten short years ago we had only one.

PAAC-editThe Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1984. Our principal objective is to help public affairs professionals succeed in their work by providing them with forums for professional development, the exchange of new ideas and networking. PAAC’s growing membership represents a cross-section of the many disciplines involved in public affairs including policy development, government relations, lobbying, communications, opinion research and public relations. Our members come from both the private and public sectors, in areas such as industrial and financial companies, crown corporations, consulting firms, small business, ministries and municipalities, PR organizations, trade associations, educational institutions, law and accounting firms. The events we offer range from full professional development conferences to tools and techniques sessions and high-profile speakers. We also publish a comprehensive newsletter featuring the latest PAAC and industry news, as well as online job postings from across the country.

rxdRx&D Canada’s ResearchBased Pharmaceutical Companies is the association of leading research-based pharmaceutical companies dedicated to improving the health of Canadians through the discovery and development of new medicines and vaccines. Our community represents the men and women working for more than 50 member companies which invest more than $1 billion in research and development each year to fuel Canada’s knowledge-based economy, contributing over $3 billion to the Canadian economy.  Guided by our Code of Ethical Practices, our membership is committed to working in partnership with governments, private payers, healthcare professionals and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.

sdmShoppers Drug Mart Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Limited, is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart® (Pharmaprix® in Québec). Founded in 1962 by Toronto pharmacist Murray Koffler, the Company has grown to a network of more than 1,240 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada. These conveniently located stores are owned and operated by the Company’s licensed Associate-owners who have helped build a brand that is synonymous with exceptional service, value and trust. The Company also licenses or owns more than 59 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy® (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé® in Québec) and six luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale™.

TD_SHIELD_PRINT_LOGO_COL_RGBHeadquartered in Toronto, Canada, with more than 85,000 employees in offices around the world, The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD offers a full range of financial products and services to approximately 22 million customers worldwide through three key business lines: Canadian Retail including TD Canada Trust, TD Commercial Banking, TD Auto Finance (Canada), TD Wealth (Canada) and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, TD Auto Finance (U.S.), TD Wealth (U.S.) and TD’s investment in TD Ameritrade and Wholesale Banking including TD Securities. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is a chartered bank subject to the provisions of the Bank Act (Canada). It was formed on February 1, 1955 through the amalgamation of The Bank of Toronto, chartered in 1855, and The Dominion Bank, chartered in 1869.

tim hortons logoThe Tim Hortons (TDL Group) chain was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario.  The chain’s focus on top quality, always fresh product, value, great service and community leadership has allowed it to grow into the largest quick service restaurant chain in Canada specializing in always fresh coffee, baked goods and homestyle lunches.  The chain’s biggest drawing card remains its legendary Tim Hortons coffee.  The special blend is also available in cans, as are Tim Hortons hot chocolate and English Toffee and French Vanilla cappuccinos, so guests can also enjoy these great tasting products at home.  In 1995, Tim Hortons merged with Wendy’s International, Inc., giving new focus and impetus to the expansion of the Tim Hortons concept in the United States.