11 2016

Take Our Kids to Work Day connects 250,000+ students with the world of work

November 11th 2016
From city mayors to accountants to meteorologists, Grade 9 students across Canada spent a day in the life of various professionals on November 2, as part of The Learning Partnership’s Take Our Kids to Work Day.
Over 250,000 Grade 9 students across Canada got an early look into the world of work, as they spent the day job-shadowing professionals across a range of organizations, including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Assembly of First Nations, the RCMP (in Alberta and British Columbia), Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the Edmonton Eskimos. Some of the high profile job shadows this year included:
  • The Honourable Dwight Ball – Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Her Honour the Honourable Judith Guichon – Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
  • His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable John James Grant C.M.M., O.N.S., C.D. (Ret'd) – Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
  • The Honourable Doug Phillips – Commissioner of Yukon
  • Journalists and media personalities at media organizations across Canada, including APTN, CBC, CTV, CityTV, Global TV, YTV and VOCM
Since 1994, thanks to the ongoing support of national program partner Scotiabank, Take Our Kids to Work Day has given students a chance to explore a range of career possibilities, while giving businesses an opportunity to share knowledge, experience and advice around education, career choices and relevant skills required in today's workplace. The Learning Partnership would like to thank all participating students, organizations and school boards – not to mention, the generous support of Scotiabank – for making Take Our Kids to Work Day 2016 an outstanding success!