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Youth in Policing Initiative

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Develop your skills and be inspired

In collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, York Regional Police offers teenagers an innovative employment experience within a safe and healthy work environment.

The YIPI Program is suitable for youth with leadership potential who may experience barriers to success and would benefit from a positive mentorship experience. The program is designed to help young people develop job skills, while inspiring them to consider a career in policing and to become ambassadors of York Regional Police by improving the relationship between police and the community we serve.

Through activities, team-based work groups and mentorship opportunities, successful applicants:

  • Experience a variety of police units and community organizations throughout York Region
  • Work together to support organizational and community initiatives
  • Develop and enhance employment, life and teamwork skills

Candidate requirements

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Be between 15 and 18 years of age at the time they apply for the program
  • Live in York Region
  • Be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Be currently enrolled in school and returning to school full time in September 2024
  • Be available to work every scheduled day of the program
  • Successfully complete the recruitment and background clearance process
  • Must not have been convicted of a Criminal Offence for which a pardon has not been granted and must not have any charges pending before the courts
  • Is responsible for arranging his/her own transportation to the work site each day at the York Regional Police Community Safety Village in Stouffville 
    • Note: No public transit is accessible to this location.

The YIPI program will begin July 2, 2024 and end August 23, 2024.

Students will be employed on a full-time basis, for 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The application deadline for the 2024 YIPI program has now passed.