Toronto Police Service seeks applications for 2008 Youth in Policing Initiative, Helping youth in Toronto gain job skills

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 4:56 PM
Community Mobilization

On Tuesday, January 22, 2008, the Toronto Police Service will start accepting applications for summer employment opportunities as part of this year’s Youth in Policing Initiative.

Under the program, 100 young people, 14 to 17, will be placed in jobs with various departments of the Toronto Police Service. To be eligible, the youth must reside in one of the following neighbourhoods:

- Eglinton East – Kennedy Park
- Scarborough Village
- Kingston – Galloway
- South Parkdale
- Westminster – Branson

- Steeles – L’Amoreaux
- Weston – Mt. Dennis
- Lawrence Heights
- Flemingdon – Victoria Village
- Crescent Town

- Malvern
- Jane – Finch
- Jamestown
- Regent Park
- Dorset Park

They must also:

• be students between 14 and 17,

• not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted. Must not have any charges pending before the courts,

• be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,

• be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Last year, over 650 young people applied for the 100 positions.

This year, application packages can be picked up at police Divisions across the city, at the Employment Unit at headquarters, or at the following community centre locations:

- Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane Street at Finch Avenue West,

- Malvern Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Road at Neilson Road,

- Regent Park North Community Centre, 203 Sackville Green, at Parliament Street

- Rexdale Youth Resource Centre, 1530 Albion Road in the Albion Mall.

Applications are also available online at

A list of police divisions can be located on the Toronto Police Service’s website at

Application packages will be available until Friday, February 15, 2008.

Students seeking information about the program, or the application process, are invited to attend information sessions on the following days and times:

- Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., 43 Division, 4331 Lawrence Avenue East, Community Room,

- Saturday, February 2, 2008, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Police Headquarters, 40 College Street, Auditorium,

- Saturday, February 9, 2008, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Police Headquarters, 40 College Street, Auditorium,

- Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., 31 Division, 40 Norfinch Drive, Community Room.

The Youth in Policing Initiative is one component of the province’s Youth Opportunities Strategy, a broad plan to help young people faced with significant challenges achieve success. It is funded through the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

For further information about the Toronto Police Service’s Youth in Policing Initiative, please contact Danielle Francis at 416-808-7618.