The Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI) is an employment program with the Ottawa Police Service for youth 15-18 years of age who are attending a secondary school program. The goal of the YIPI program is to give young people an opportunity to develop job skills while enhancing police and community relations. The program is for interested youth with leadership potential including those who may experience barriers to success and would benefit from this unique opportunity.
The Summer YIPI program session runs from June to August, whereas the Fall session takes place from October to January. For approximately 35 hours per week, the participants will work in various Sections of the Ottawa Police Service, support community initiatives and learn valuable life and employment skills. YIPI participants will also have a working relationship with a number of valuable youth-serving organizations in Ottawa.
Applications are accepted twice a year for Winter and Summer sessions.
Winter applications are accepted from September 1 to October 10
Between 15 and 18 years of age for the duration of the program;
Must be a registered full-time student (in a secondary educational program) during the 2014/2015 academic year
Resident of Ottawa;
Successfully complete the recruitment/background check process.