Our Advocacy

The University of Toronto Government Relations Office advocates for the University with local, provincial and federal governments. We partner with community and industry groups in many areas, from employment and productivity, to urban policy.

The Government Relations Office has submitted, contributed, or convened stakeholders to produce the following key documents and position papers:

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the world lives, studies and works. With government support and community and industry partnerships, the University of Toronto and its affiliated researchers have mobilized to support Canada’s efforts to combat and control the virus.

Over the last decade, Canada has benefited greatly from its dynamic rise as an international education destination, with hundreds of thousands of students contributing to the country’s economy during their studies.

As Canadians stayed home to arrest the spread of COVID-19, researchers in university labs, startups and hospitals have worked to understand the virus, track its spread, and develop treatments. They’ve been supported by rapid and substantial government investments in targeted COVID-19 research that...

Presentation to the City of Toronto Economic and Community Development Committee


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