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We are accepting applications for the 2024 Winter/Spring Program.

Begin your application process here.

This program enhances the link between the police and the neighbourhoods we serve. This initiative gives young people an opportunity to develop job skills while fostering positive partnerships with the Toronto Police Service.

Youth, ages 15 to 18, who reside in a Neighbourhood Improvement Area in the city, are employed through the summer and throughout the year, working alongside police officers and civilian staff in a wide range of roles.

The program is not unique to Toronto, as it was created and funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and is now used throughout the province.

Youth In Policing Program

Accepting Applications

Employment Period




September to December

Part-time 6 hours per week, additional 7 hours of training on Saturday per month


January - early February

July and August

Full-time 35 hours per week



February to June

Part-time 6 hours per week, additional 7 hours of training on Saturday per month


The mandate of the Youth in Policing Initiative is:

  • To promote youth participation in and exposure to the work environment through diverse, educational and productive work assignments

  • To enhance the link between the police and the neighbourhoods we serve by selecting youth reflecting our culturally diverse city

  • To provide a safe and positive employment opportunity

  • To promote the Toronto Police Service as an employer of choice


In order to be eligible for the program, youth:

  • Must be a student between the ages of 15 and 18 years

  • Must not have any criminal charges pending before the court

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

  • Must be attending school

  • Must not have previously participated in any YIPI program

  • Family members of current and retired Toronto Police Service personnel are ineligible to participate in the program


Additionally, youth must be permanent residents of one of the following neighbourhoods:

2. Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown
3. Thistletown-Beaumond Heights
5. Elms-Old Rexdale
6. Kingsview Village-The Westway
21. Humber Summit
22. Humbermede
24. Black Creek
25. Glenfield-Jane Heights
26. Downsview-Roding-CFB
27. York University Heights
28. Rustic
43. Victoria Village
44. Flemingdon Park
55. Thorncliffe Park
61. Crescent Town
72. Regent Park

85. South Parkdale
91. Weston-Pellam Park
110. Keelesdale-Eglinton West
111. Rockcliffe-Smythe
112. Beechborough-Greenbrook
113. Weston
115. Mount Dennis
121. Oakridge
124. Kennedy Park
125. Ionview
135. Morningside
136. West Hill
137. Woburn
138. Eglinton East
139. Scarborough Village

For more information regarding the specific neighbourhoods please visit the Neighbourhood Improvement Area Profiles.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or 416-808-7293 and 416-808-7108.


Volunteer Personal History Form (CPEU 2)

Adult & Youth Volunteer Application (CPEU 1)

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Contact Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit

40 College St., Toronto ON M5G 2J3