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Recognizing Outstanding Ontario Parks Summer Students

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Recognizing Outstanding Ontario Parks Summer Students

McGuinty Government Supporting Student Success

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Forty students have received educational bursaries for their outstanding performance as Ontario Parks summer employees.

Quick Facts

  • Winners are nominated by park visitors, peers and supervisors for their dedication, customer service, initiative and leadership.
  • More than 1,600 students work in Ontario Parks each summer, helping to make the Ministry of Natural Resources the top youth employer in the Ontario Public Service.
  • Ontarians and tourists from around the world make nearly 10 million visits to Ontario’s provincial parks each year.

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“Our bursary award recipients did tremendous work this past summer and I thank them for their dedication and enthusiasm. I also commend our corporate partners and park supporters for recognizing the great work these students do – and for funding the program for the past 13 years.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Natural Resources



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