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Ontario Launches New Online Resources for Volunteer Sector

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As part of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Ontario has launched two new volunteer initiatives to help increase volunteerism and job placement opportunities in Ontario.

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Ontario Celebrates Beijing Hualian Group Headquarters in Toronto

One of China's leading food retailers, Beijing Hualian Group (BHG) International Trade Inc., has chosen Ontario to be the home of their first North American headquarters. As part of the 2015 Ontario Agri-Food Trade Mission to China, Ministers Jeff Leal and Michael Chan met today with representatives from BHG International Trade Inc., to discuss the company choosing Toronto over other leading North American cities as the location for their first buying office on the continent.

Ontario Volunteers Receive June Callwood Awards

Ontario is recognizing 15 individuals and three organizations for their commitment to volunteerism and longstanding service to their communities by presenting them with a June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.

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Global Experience Ontario
Find out how to qualify for licensure and registration in a non-health regulated profession in Ontario.

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program
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Ontario Bridge Training
Get your license or certificate in your profession or trade, so you can work in Ontario.

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Welcome to Ontario guide for newcomers. Available in 14 languages. Read online or download.

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Active citizenship in our communities

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Volunteering helps you and helps your community. Get involved.

Volunteering, Eh! Newcomer youth in Kitchener-Waterloo show how it’s done. A project funded by the Government of Ontario.

Insurance and Liability Resource Centre for Non-Profits: Tools, advice and more on how to manage risk. Brought to you by the Ontario Volunteer Partnership.

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Ontario Honours and Awards offers many programs to recognize Ontarians whose achievements and good works benefit their communities and the province. Nominate someone for an award.

Celebrate: Canada Day at Queen’s Park has been a Government of Ontario tradition since 1967. Fun for the whole family on July 1.

Commemorate: Every Remembrance Day, November 11 the province hosts a ceremony to honour Ontarians who served in war to protect our freedoms.

Special days and months recognized by Ontario