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Celebrating 25 years of Take Our Kids to Work Day!

Yesterday we saw hundreds of thousands of students around the country join their parents, relatives and family friends in various workplaces to experience a day in the life of a professional and get a glimpse of the world of work. Students participating this year join the over four million students who have benefitted from Take Our Kids to Work Day since it launched in 1994. We're very grateful for the support of the RBC Foundation and provincial governments across Canada.
In celebration of 25 years of Take Our Kids to Work Day, Mayor John Tory presented CEO Debra D. Kerby and founding CEO Gordon Cressy with recognition from the City of Toronto.
Our partnering organizations planned numerous interactive events, including job shadows, office tours, question-answer sessions and group activities. Students rolled up their sleeves to join in hands-on tasks and were able to experience collaboration, creativity and problem-solving in real-world situations. We are grateful to all the participating workplaces for sharing knowledge and advice around education and relevant skills required in today’s economy, while providing students with the opportunity to explore future career paths.
We're looking to hear from students about their Take Our Kids to Work Day experience – students can still complete the survey and enter to win a pizza lunch for their whole grade!
The Learning Partnership is committed to preparing students for a successful future and we thank all participating students, organizations and school boards for an impactful Take Our Kids to Work Day 2019!