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Youth in Policing Initiative - Virtual Summer Graduation,
Friday, August 27, 2021 at 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.,

Broadcast time: 16:00
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Unit: Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit
Phone: 416-808-0185

On Friday, August 27, 2021 at 9 a.m., the first virtual Summer Youth in Policing Initiative program will take place.

Congratulations to 72 young people from across the city on graduating from the eight-week virtual program.

In attendance will be:
- Assistant Deputy Minister David Mitchell, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services
- His Worship Mayor John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto
- Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board Jim Hart
- Chief of the Toronto Police Service James Ramer

The students were assigned to the Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit (CPEU) where they have gained job experiences, training and life-skills through their virtual interaction with police officers and community members.

The Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) 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, from 15 to 18 years old, represent 31 neighbourhoods throughout the city including:

- Mount Olive-Silverstone- Jamestown
- Elms-Old Rexdale
- York University Heights
- Black Creek
- Regent Park
- Flemingdon Park
- South Parkdale
- Crescent Town
- Thistletown-Beaumond Heights
- Rustic
- Glenfield-Jane Heights
- Thorncliffe Park
- Weston-Pallam Park

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

Youth in Policing Initiative Website

Due to COVID-19 precautions, media may join online through WebEx. Please email Adam Holness at or Melva Radway at for a meeting invitation.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Staff Sergeant Michelle Campbell, Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit