Employers see upside of kids at work

RCMP, Deloitte, Toronto Hydro among those participating in annual event
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/16/2017
Take Our Kids to Work Day
A student participates in the Take Our Kids to Work Day at Copernicus Educational Products in Arthur, Ont., in 2016. Credit: Copernicus Educational Products

Imagine a day at work where you learn how to handle canine teams, a submachine gun and counterfeit bills. That’s just what Grade 9 students got to do when visiting an Ontario RCMP detachment as part of Take Our Kids to Work Day last year.

The day began with an introduction from the officer in charge and details on the gruelling recruitment process, according to Cpl. Louise Savard of the Toronto West detachment in Milton, Ont. The students went on to learn about how to identify counterfeit bills and the dangers of street drugs, while a tactical troop did a “use of force” presentation.

“It’s a very full day, it’s educational because a lot of the kids don’t know what their parents do, and there’s so many things they can do within the RCMP, so it was good day,” she said.