Now Hiring

The Youth in Policing Initiative is now accepting applications for their hybrid Fall after school program, from August 28 to December 21, 2024.

Visit here to apply until Sunday May 5, 2024.

Virtual information sessions are being held to explain the program and answer any questions.

Join the sessions at the times below:

  • Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 12 to 1 p.m.
    Click here to join the session
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 6 to 7 p.m.
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  • Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 6 to 7 p.m.
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This program gives young people a paid opportunity to develop job skills while fostering positive partnerships with the Toronto Police Service, better connecting our organization to the people we serve.

Youth, ages 15 to 18, who reside in a Neighbourhood Improvement Area in Toronto, are employed throughout the year, working alongside police officers and civilian staff in a wide range of roles. The program is offered full-time in the summer and after-school during the rest of the year at a rate of $16.55 per hour.

Although the program began in Toronto, it is now funded throughout the province by the Ontario government.

Youth In Policing Program

Employment Period


Approximate Hiring Periods

Fall After School

Last week of August to December

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

Winter/Spring After School February to June Part-time 6 hours per week, additional 7 hours of training one Saturday per month September


July and August

Full-time 35 hours per week

December and/or January


The mandate of the Youth in Policing Initiative is:

  • To promote youth participation in and exposure to the work environment through 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 or returning to school

  • Must not have previously participated in any YIPI program

  • Family members of current, past 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 by calling 416-808-7348, 416-808-7293 and 416-808-7108.

Three people in blue shirts stand together
YIPI students Aaron Anton, Doreen Muyobolce and Giuseppe Colonna Photo: Brent Smyth

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