Youth In Policing Initiative YIPI

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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, Two YIPI participantswhereas 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.


Youth in Policing Initiative:

  • Promotes youth participation in the work environment YIPI Graduationthrough diverse, educational and productive work assignments;
  • Enhances the relationship between the police and the youth;  
  • Provides positive employment opportunities for youth;

Applicant Criteria

Applications are accepted twice a year for Winter and Summer sessions.

  • Winter applications are accepted September 1 to October 10
  • Summer applications are accepted from February 1 to March 10

YIPI participant:

  • YIPI participantshelping in the community.Eligible to work in Canada;
  • 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 2017/2018 academic year

  • Resident of Ottawa;

  • Successfully complete theYIPI participant recruitment/background check process.

YIPI Coordinator:

  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • At minimum, must have completed successfully one year of a post-secondary education program and be returning to a post-secondary education program full-time in 2017/2018
  • Successfully complete the recruitment/background check process.

For more information, please contact:

Tom Patrick, Youth Section by phone: (613) 236-1222 ext. 5382 or email.