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GTA Class of 2010

The 2010-2012 GTA DPA Class at the Graduation and Awards Reception in Richmond Hill

In 2009 the Local Government Program began a partnership with the municipalities  of Newmarket, York Region, Durham Region, and Richmond Hill to offer an on-site DPA program to their employees.  The program successfully ran from Fall 2010 to Winter 2012 and the first cohort graduated in Summer 2012.  A second round begain in Winter 2013 and completed in Winter 2015.

Now we are launching a third round with our GTA Graduate DPA to begin in Fall 2016 and run until Summer 2018.


The Local Government Program welcomes inquiries from municipalities and agencies interested in similar arrangements.