Government of Canada
This year, Canada is excited to be the host country of the Toronto 2017 Invictus Games, a highlight in the year-long, nation-wide celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is an important year for our country, and hosting this international sporting event is an opportunity for the world to better understand the shared values Canada stands for and the role our Canadian Armed Forces and women and men in service to their countries around the world play in upholding and defending those values of equality, respect for cultural differences, freedom, peace, and the rule of law.
The Government of Canada is proud to be investing in the Toronto 2017 Invictus Games, providing Canadians an opportunity to pay tribute to ill and injured servicemen and women and Veteran members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families. We invite Canadians everywhere to show their support to Team Canada and all competing athletes in their pursuit of Invictus.
Through innovative programs like Soldier On, which support currently serving members and Veterans to overcome their injuries or illness through physical activity and sport, the Government of Canada continues to look for ways to improve how we care for, honour and remember the brave men and women who are—and were—willing to sacrifice everything in the defence of peace, freedom and democracy.
2017 is the 150th anniversary of Ontario as a province. To recognize this historically significant year, the government has launched Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that is honouring the province’s past, showcasing the present and inspiring future generations. Ontario150’s three grant programs are supporting people across the province: The Community Capital Program is improving and renovating over 200 community spaces such as parks and sports centres; the Community Celebration Program is supporting 367 local celebrations and commemorations; and the Partnership Program is funding 87 unique projects to engage and empower youth. Ontario150 is also supporting a number of high-profile, signature initiatives and projects with far-reaching impacts including Ottawa2017, the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize, National Canadian Film Day 150 and the Invictus Games.
City of Toronto
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada’s 150th birthday with “TO Canada with Love,” a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TorontoComms and on Instagram at instagram.com/cityofto