Student Job Opportunities

Focus on Youth 2019 Summer Program

This week the Ministry of Education confirmed funding and we are excited to launch Focus on Youth Toronto (FOYT) for summer 2019! Last summer 585 students were provided with employment opportunities across the city.

The online employment application for TDSB students is now open and the deadline for students to apply is Friday, May 10, 2019.

The Ministry of Education Focus on Youth 2019 Summer Program Guidelines document states the following:

The FOY Summer Program supports opportunities for a positive transition to adulthood by creating summer employment opportunities for high school students who may be disengaged from school and/or experienced barriers to employment as a result of their home or school environment, which include low academic achievement, family conflict, and/or conflict with the law. …The priority of the FOY program is to hire students who are in risk situations.

As is required by the Ministry of Education, please recommend students based on factors that may contribute to a student’s in risk profile. Domains may include demographics, school life, family life, the law, emotional/mental health or other areas. The final report for the Ministry of Education requires that a risk profile be listed for each student without names or any identifying information.

Please encourage students that you identify to be in need of this opportunity to apply online at by end of day Friday, May 10, 2019. Students must apply online to be considered for an interview.

We realize that these timelines are short. Your assistance in ensuring students meet the requirements of this process is greatly appreciated and will support program success.

Questions can be sent to

Summer Camp

A few of the TDSB's Outdoor Education Centres offer exceptional summer camp opportunities for students. This year we will be running day camps at the Etobicoke Field Studies Centre (NEW!) and Hillside Outdoor Education School, and overnight camps at the Island Natural Science School and Camp Kearney at the Scarborough Outdoor Education School.

More information and on-line registration and payment options are available through the websites all listed here.

David Hawker-Budlovsky, 416-396-3408; E-mail:

Seeking High School Volunteers

2019 FUN FAIR Volunteer HS Students POSTER - name of school2.pdf

It’s that time of year again! TORONTO POLICE are now hiring youth 15-18 years old for our summer term 2019. Students can apply online at