The Government Relations Office (GRO) at the University of Toronto engages with the three levels of government, postsecondary sector organizations, the private sector, and community stakeholders to articulate and advance the University’s contribution to regional and national capacity-building.

We have provided a selected list of these organizations below.





Employment and Social Development Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Finance Canada

Global Affairs Canada

Health Canada

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

Infrastructure Canada

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada

Natural Resources Canada

Public Safety Canada

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Transport Canada



Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Ministry of Infrastructure

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ministry of Transportation

Treasury Board Secretariat



City of Toronto

CivicLabTO (a City of Toronto and Academic Institutions partnership)

City of Mississauga


Postsecondary Associations


Council of Ontario Universities (COU)

Universities Canada

U15 Group of Research Universities

Business+Higher Education Roundtable

U7+Alliance of World Universities

Association of American Universities (AAU)

Association of Commonwealth Universities 



Private Sector