On February 14, 2006, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) announced that the Ontario Government would be funding various youth opportunity initiatives, as part of the government's new strategy to address the growing needs of our youth. Part of that strategy, was and is a partnership with the Toronto Police Services Board, the Toronto Police Service, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to hire 150 youth for the summer.

In 2012, the Youth in Policing Initiative After School Program was created in recognition of the importance of providing support and employment opportunities for young people all year round.
 

Youth In Policing Program

Accepting Applications

Employment Period

Description

Fall

April

September to December

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

Summer

January - early February

July and August

Full-time 35 hours per week

Winter/Spring

October

February to June

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

 

The aim 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.

This program also 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.


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; and
  • 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; and
  • Must not have previously participated in any YIPI program


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

2. Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown 85. South Parkdale
3. Thistletown-Beaumond Heights 91. Weston-Pellam Park
5. Elms-Old Rexdale 110. Keelesdale-Eglinton West
6. Kingsview Village-The Westway 111. Rockcliffe-Smythe
21. Humber Summit 112. Beechborough-Greenbrook
22. Humbermede 113. Weston
24. Black Creek 115. Mount Dennis
25. Glenfield-Jane Heights 121. Oakridge
26. Downsview-Roding-CFB 124. Kennedy Park
27. York University Heights 125. Ionview
28. Rustic 135. Morningside
43. Victoria Village 136. West Hill
44. Flemingdon Park 137. Woburn
55. Thorncliffe Park 138. Eglinton East
61. Crescent Town 139. Scarborough Village
72. Regent Park  

 

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