Take Our Kids to Work Day

Last updated October 30, 2023



“Take Our Kids to Work”  is a national initiative that provides Grade 9 students with the opportunity  to OBSERVE a work e​​nvironment or ENGAGE in pathways planning for one day. 


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Take Our Ki​ds to Work Day​

Students benefit because - it’s an opportunity for them to explore career options, through:

  • Understanding the importance of staying in school by learning first-hand what skills are required in today’s workplace

  • Thinking about what aspects of their “work day” they liked and what they didn’t

  • Exploring career options in a practical way and gain a better understanding of just how many career choices are open to them

  • By spending a day in the life of a working adult, they develop an appreciation of their parents’ work and motivations

Parents benefit because  - it helps them prepare their children for the future by:

  • Discussing work experiences with their child

  • Beginning a career discussion based on actual experiences

  • Enriching their child’s experience with discussions before, during and after the workplace visit

Teachers benefit because - the Take Our Kids to Work™ program allows real life experiences to bridge with learning in the classroom.

  • Helps make the connection between education and future career paths

  • Demonstrates the complexity of career choices and the benefits of early exploration

  • Allows teachers and students to explore career options in practical way

Employers Benefit because - the program is an ideal way to enhance corporate social responsibility initiatives.

  • Enhances employee engagement, morale and loyalty

  • Showcases your workplace as progressive and committed to education

  • Publicizes the range of career opportunities in your organization and sector

  • Garners positive brand and corporate recognition

  • Makes your company eligible to apply for a Canada’s Outstanding Employers Award

  • Promotes and support continuous learning and successful transitions into the working world for young people.

The information on this page has been adapted from: Take Our Kids to Work™