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On Nov 5 make ‘Take Our Grade 9 Kids to Work Day’ a safe day

October 14, 2014

On Wednesday, November 5, thousands of Grade 9 students across Canada will take part in the national ‘Take Our Kids to Work Day’. While the University does not formally participate in this program, we are supportive of this initiative and are aware that a number of staff members will bring their Grade 9 children to work on this day.

To ensure that students participating in the program have an experience that is both educational and safe, employees are reminded to discuss their involvement in this day with managers prior to November 5th.

Managers should conduct a safety assessment of relevant work areas when considering requests from staff to bring their children to work.

Both managers and staff are asked to review the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) guidelines for job shadowing posted here prior to bringing a Grade 9 student to the University. The EHS guidelines provide important information for the safety of children who are visiting the University for formal job-shadowing events and other occasions.

For more information about this event and for possible workplace activity ideas for students, please visit Take Our Kids to Work™ Celebrates 20 Years!

Should you have any questions, please contact Francesca Dobbin, Director, Family Programs & Services in the Division of Human Resources & Equity.