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Ontario adds its support for Helmets to Hardhats program

Vaughan, ON – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty was in Vaughan, ON, recently to help launch Helmets to Hardhats in Canada. The Premier announced Ontario is contributing $150,000 to help support the program, which will help veterans,...


Vaughan, ON – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty was in Vaughan, ON, recently to help launch Helmets to Hardhats in Canada. The Premier announced Ontario is contributing $150,000 to help support the program, which will help veterans, Canadian Forces members and reservists connect to career and training opportunities in the skilled trades.

Earlier this year, the Government of Canada committed to supporting the program by contributing $150,000 through Veteran Affairs Canada’s Community Engagement Partnership Fund.

The private sector is also an important partner in the program. To date, TransCanada Corporation has committed $1 million over five years to help strengthen the link between active military duty and civilian careers in the construction trades industry. Other private sector partners are also being sought.

Helmets to Hardhats helps veterans track down job leads and also reaches out to employers, helping them understand the skills of people with military experience. The organization was launched in the United States in 2003 and it is now expanding to Canada.

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For more information on the Helmets to Hardhats program in Canada, contact Canada’s Building Trades Unions at 613-236-0653 or visit www.buildingtrades.ca.


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1 Comment » for Ontario adds its support for Helmets to Hardhats program
  1. Pat Gervais says:

    i have been out of the service since 1992 .
    i have no job no money no car no medical
    i should have joined some thing that would take
    care of me once i was hurt not just tossed away

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