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Youth in Policing Initiative

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York Regional Police is now accepting applications from students for the 2023 Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI).

In collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, York Regional Police is engaging youth in 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 goal of the YIPI Program is to offer youth an opportunity to develop job skills, to inspire young people to consider a career in policing and to become ambassadors of York Regional Police by improving police and community relations.

Each selected candidate will have the opportunity through structured activities, team-based work groups and mentorship to:

● 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.

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered:

• Be between 15 – 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 in September 2023
• 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/meeting sites each day (Sites include YRP Headquarters in Aurora, Community Safety Village in Stouffville and any other YRP District Headquarters and facilities)

The YIPI program will begin July 4, 2023 and will end August 25, 2023.

Students will be employed on a full-time basis, for 40 hours a week from Monday to Friday from
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Applications are due by February 24, 2023 to either or with the heading "YIPI application" in the subject line:

YIPI Application

For more information, contact 1-866-876-5423 ext. 2880 or email at