Take Our Kids to Work

Take Our Kids To Work (TOKTW) - Wednesday, November 1, 2023

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, all Grade 9 students will be participating in Take Our Kids to Work Day, when parents/guardians, will be taking their children to work with them.

As a career component of the Grade 9 curriculum, a work day provides students with an opportunity to explore a specific career firsthand. Students will have the opportunity to gather information on the realities of work, employment opportunities, and entry requirements. This work day will strengthen the link between home, school, and the community.

We are asking all students to review any safety issues with the place of work prior to November 2. An excellent resource on the topic of health and safety is the Ministry’s workplace health and safety website which can be accessed at https://www.ontario.ca/page/workplace-health-and-safety.

We request that you inform your employer and your co-workers of the plan for your child to accompany you to your workplace on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. An Employer Letter has been provided for their information. If you are unable to take your child to work with you, please find a friend or relative who can assist you. If you are able to take more than one student, please indicate so on the attached Confirmation of Job Placement/Consent Form. This will help us as we assist students who are not able to attend work with a parent, relative, or friend. The Consent form must be returned to their Period 1/Homeroom Teacher by Monday October 30th.

For questions, please contact St. Mary Guidance Counsellor Mr. Jack Cecillon (x56024), or Ms. Claudine Longo at our board office at 905-576-6150 x22363