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Parents and Guardians

Parents and Guardians

Take Our Kids to Work Day provides parents and guardians with the opportunity to engage with their children about their education and make connections to their child’s career goals. The day allows parents and guardians to begin conversations with their children about career options and to come together to explore future career pathways.

What Take Our Kids to Work Day can do for parents and guardians?  	-  Enhances engagement among parents and 										guardians in their child’s education.  	-  Helps parents and guardians inform and guide their 					children to possible career choices in today’s 									changing economy.  	-  Gives parents and guardians the opportunity to 							showcase to their children what they do for a 								living.  	-  Provides parents and guardians the opportunity to 					participate in a shared experience with their child.

Where can my child go for the day?

We encourage parents and guardians to invite their own child to spend a day on the job. If you are unable to host your own child, there are still ways for your child to participate. Here are some suggestions:

  • Ask a relative, neighbour or family friend to host your child at his or her workplace.
  • Contact the school, speak with the principal, career studies or co-op teacher and ask if they can assist you with finding a suitable placement.
  • Ask the parent of another Grade 9 student who is participating, if your child could join them for the day.
  • Contact local businesses, ask if they are hosting students for Take Our Kids to Work, and inquire if someone within their organization would be willing to host your child, providing you make the necessary transportation arrangements.

Help your child arrange a workplace visit!

On Take Our Kids to Work Day you can either take your child to work with you, send your child to work with a family member or friend, or reach out to a community host!


“It was special to have the opportunity to show my son first-hand the day-the-day of operations of my workplace and what I do.”

Lead National Partner

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