Take Our Kids to Work


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Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 for the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day.
Embedding diversity, inclusion and representation throughout the day, we delivered more than 250,000 experiences to Grade 9 students, their parents, educators and workplaces across Canada.

Coming Nov. 4 - Your Future, Now

You Belong Here

You Belong Here is an inspiring, 20-minute pre-recorded event that is a great way to kick off the day! Hear from a range of workplaces and professionals who will share messages of purpose and belonging and bring to life the real-world skills that have led to their success.

You Belong Here!, will be hosted by two-time Canadian Champion in the 100m sprint, RBC Olympian SAM EFFAH! Sam has represented Canada at three World Championships, three World University Games, two Commonwealth Games, and was inducted into the 2021 Canada West Hall of Fame. He also won second place in the Amazing Race Canada. 

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Breakout Sessions

Six livestreamed breakout sessions gave students across Canada the opportunity to engage with diverse, representative panelists and know that: YOU BELONG HERE!

Diversity in the skilled trades sponsored by Toronto Hydro

Date: Recorded on Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 9:40 a.m. ET

Want to learn more about a hands-on careers on the leading edge of technological innovation? Own your own business? This session highlights diverse opportunities in the skilled trades. You Belong Here!

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Le boum créatif à venir, présentée par RBC

Date: Enregistré 3 novembre 2021
Time: 10 h 30 ET

Grâce à nos recherches, nous sommes de plus en plus convaincus que la créativité sera une compétence essentielle au cours des années 2020. Nous émergeons de nouveau. Nous reconstruisons et nous nous réinventons, avec des idées qui surgissent à un rythme jamais vu auparavant partout au Canada. Apprenez-en plus sur la créativité en tant que compétence essentielle pour tous les emplois et sur la façon de la faire fleurir. Tu es à ta place! This session will be presented in French and repeated in English later on November 3

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Pathways to Entrepreneurship

Date: Recorded on Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 11:20 a.m. ET

Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing career paths, but how do you get started? This session will highlight the range of pathways entrepreneurs took to create and run their own businesses, with a spotlight on Indigenous Entrepreneurs across Canada. You belong here!

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The Coming Creativity Boom presented by RBC

Date: Recorded on Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 12:50 p.m. ET

Through our research, we are increasingly convinced that creativity is going to be a critical skill through the 2020s, as we re-emerge, re-build and re-invent, delivering ideas at a rate never seen before right across Canada. Learn more about how creativity is a critical skill for any job and how to cultivate it. You Belong Here!

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Careers in Tech sponsored by IBM

Date: Recorded on Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 1:40 p.m. ET

What are careers in technology? How do you get there? Get introduced to a range of careers in technology and join our diverse panelists for an engaging discussion to find out more. You Belong Here!

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Unsung Heroes in Science sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Date: Recorded on Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

Get introduced to the heroes in science behind the scenes in healthcare. Technicians, researchers, epidemiologists and so much more. Curious about how science generates solutions for everyday life and unveils the mysteries of the universe? You Belong Here!

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Ask a career mentor series

Career Mentor Series

More than 60 Career Mentors provided thoughtful answers to 100s of student questions during the two-week lead up to Take Our Kids to Work Day.

Check out the world of options and words of advice on the Take Our Kids to Work Career Mentor Blog.