2014 Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI)

Posted on April 18, 2014

The Toronto Police Service (TPS), in collaboration with the Toronto Police Services Board and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, is now accepting applications for the 2014 Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) After-School Fall Program.

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 Afterschool program was created in recognition of the importance of providing support and employment opportunities for young people all year round. The Youth in Policing Initiative is now considered a yearlong program, which runs from January to April, July to August, and from September to December.

This After-School employment initiative focuses on diverse youth between the ages of 15 to 18 residing in the Priority Identified Neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto. The Toronto Police Service is seeking to employ 63 youth from August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014 to work with their members in the 17 Police Divisions within the Service. The core responsibilities include; working together with members of the Community Response Unit to assist with community events, crime prevention, community outreach initiatives and administrative duties. Youth will also have the opportunity to see the daily police operations from an internal perspective, interact with police officers on a personal level, gain hands on job experience and be able to familiarize themselves with the roles and responsibilities of being a Toronto Police Service employee.

If you know and/or work with youth between the ages of 15-18, who reside in one of the priority identified neighbourhoods, legally eligible to work in Canada, and who may be interested in working with the Toronto Police Service throughout the summer, please encourage them to apply.

Recruiting efforts will run for a period of three weeks commencing on April 10th, 2014 and ending on April 30th, 2014. A link to the application will only be available online at http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi/ For more information on this program, please visit the Youth in Policing Initiative site.

Please note that the deadline to submit online applications is Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact YIPI by e-mail at yipi@torontopolice.on.ca You can also contact YIPI by phone at 416-808-7293 or 416-808-7108.

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