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Media advisory,
Friday, August 24, 2018, 9 a.m.,
MacDonald Block, Ontario Room,
900 Bay Street,
Youth in Policing Initiative Summer Graduation Ceremony

Broadcast time: 04:59
Friday, August 24, 2018

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit

On Friday, August 24, 2018, at 9 a.m., Deputy Chief Peter Yuen will be joined by Mayor John Tory; Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Youth Justice Service Division David Mitchell; and Toronto Police Services Board Chair Andy Pringle, to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Toronto Police Service's Youth in Policing Initiative Program.

Held in the Ontario Room of MacDonald Block, at 900 Bay Street, the Service and its partners will congratulate 153 young people from across the city on graduating from the eight-week 2018 Youth in Policing Initiative Summer Program.

The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed. Click on the Facebook link below.

These students were assigned to various units/Divisions throughout the Service and gained job experiences and life skills through their work with police officers and community members. They also had a chance to participate in several crime-prevention initiatives, community events and training opportunities.

The Youth in Policing Initiative is part of the Government of Ontario’s Youth Opportunities Strategy. This Strategy is helping to build stronger communities by establishing and expanding community programs that help youth achieve a brighter future.

The young people in this program, aged 15-18, represented neighbourhoods throughout the city:

- Eglinton East-Kennedy Park
- Scarborough Village
- Kingston-Galloway
- South Parkdale
- Westminister-Branson
- Steeles-L’Amoreux
- Weston-Mt. Dennis
- Lawrence Heights
- Flemingdon Park-Victoria Village
- Crescent Town
- Malvern
- Jane-Finch
- Jamestown
- Regent Park
- Dorset Park

For more information about our program, please contact us at or visit our social media sites:

YIPI website
TPSYouthinPolicing on Facebook
@YouthInPolicing on Twitter
Youth In Policing on Instagram

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for A/Superintendent David Rydzik, Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit