Applications for the YIPI program are no longer being accepted. Please check back next year for the next intake.

About YIPI

The Halton Regional Police Service, in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, will again offer the YIPI Program as part of our ongoing strategy to address the growing needs of our youth.

The goal of YIPI is to give eight young people an opportunity to develop job skills while enhancing police and community relations.

The YIPI initiative is an eight-week summer paid employment opportunity for youth between the ages of 15 to 18 from Priority Populations and who reflect the cultural diversity of Halton Region.  Youth must be attending a secondary school program and reside in Halton Region. This year's program will run from July 2, 2024 to August 23, 2024 and will provide students with approximately 35 working hours per week.  Over the course of the eight weeks, youth will interact with, and learn about, the many aspects of policing, have the opportunity to serve their community, and enhance their leadership and teamwork skills.  Ultimately, the participating students will learn valuable life and employment skills that will benefit them for many years to come.

If you know an interested youth with leadership potential, including those who may see themselves as experiencing barriers to personal growth and success, we encourage them to submit their name for consideration.

Goal and Mandate of YIPI

As noted above, the goal of YIPI is to give young people an opportunity to develop job skills, while enhancing police and community relations.

The Mandate of this Program is:

  • To promote youth participation in the work environment through diverse, educational, and productive work assignments
  • To enhance the relationship between the police and the youth we serve
  • To provide positive employment opportunities for youth
  • To promote the Halton Regional Police Service as an employer of choice

Is YIPI for You?

In order to be considered for the YIPI Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Halton Region
  • Are between the ages 15-18
  • Must not have any criminal charges pending before the court
  • Are legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Seek work experience/job skills training
  • Would benefit from this developmental opportunity regarding leadership and civic responsibility
  • Successfully complete the recruitment/background check process
  • Agree to a mentoring relationship with our fellow officers and/or civilian members
  • Will be returning to a Halton-based high school in September 2024
  • Available to attend the entire full eight-week program
  • Must not have previously participated in any YIPI Program

Contact Information

For more information, about the YIPI Program, contact:

Sergeant Jaqueline Ross 

For application questions, contact:

Staffing Advisor