Toronto, Ontario, March 2nd, 2010. Today, The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) announced their lead sponsorship of the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) administered by the Canadian Political Science Association at Queen’s Park. IBAO first became a sponsor of the programme in 1996.
OLIP is a non-partisan, educational internship designed to offer recent university graduates the opportunity to work at Queen’s Park for both a Government Member of Provincial Parliament and an Opposition Member of Provincial Parliament during a ten month placement. During their placement, OLIP interns also have the opportunity to travel to other legislatures around the country and London, England.
“The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) greatly values enthusiastic supporters, like IBAO,” stated Dr. Henry Jacek, Director of OLIP. “As OLIP’s new lead sponsor, IBAO will inspire other private sector organizations to support the educational activities of the interns. Without generous sponsors such as IBAO, the interns would not get the career development education that is an integral part of the OLIP Programme. This travel to other legislatures, supported by our sponsors, makes this programme unique among internship programmes.”
“OLIP is a unique and prestigious programme, offering recent university grads a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Ontario’s key decision makers,” stated IBAO CEO Randy Carroll. “We are excited and so proud about expanding our relationship with OLIP by becoming their lead sponsor for 2010.”
For more information about OLIP, visit http://www.olip.ontla.on.ca/
The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is a ‘not for profit’ association that represents and serves the interests of over 10,800 independent Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers in the Province of Ontario.