Welcome to Take Our Kids to Work 2023!

Thank you for your being a part of Take Our Kids to Work™ (TOKW) 2023. TOKW has been engaging youth with adults and the community for nearly 30 years. Now, with the Students Commission of Canada (SCC) as the leader, we will create new opportunities for both virtual and in-person experiences.

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“Take Our Kids to Work is Canada’s most recognized career exploration event, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

- Sharif Mahdy, Chief Executive Officer, The Students Commission of Canada.


Resource Guides for Educators, Families, and Employers

We developed resource guides for educators, families, and employers to support your TOKW programming both in-person and virtually. These guides provide tools, agendas, and activities to guide your programming on the day. They are available in both English and French. Register now to get access to these guides!

Full Day of Programming Live

Moderated by The Students Commission of Canada, Take Our Kids to Work Live! is a truly national event, complementing local at-work and in-school experiences. Students, teachers, employers, families can drop-in to a casual coast-to-coast-to-coast live conversation about careers in every part of the country. There will be shared viewing of pre-recorded speakers on specific career areas, with live stream Career Advisors featuring diverse experiences and representatives, answering student questions and in conversation with them.

We are prerecording 7 sessions providing exploration opportunities across various career sectors that can be added to your program of the day.

Cornerstone Kick-Off

Welcome to a day of discovery. In this introduction session, RBC Olympian Larissa Franklin kicks us off with her journey in high-performance sport, emphasizing resilience and self-discovery in the career journey. Sharif Mahdy goes from camper to CEO of a national charity for youth.

Advancing Diversity and Representation in Healthcare

Sponsored by McKesson Canada

Challenge your perceptions of healthcare careers; explore diverse roles, the power of representation, and expert insights, uncovering a world of better health through impactful partnerships!

Discovering your talents in the 21st century

Featuring Plum io, International Experience Canada, Shad Canada and the Students Commission of Canada

Discover the Art of Work with a live discussion about various activities and experiences during high school that reveal the talents that lead to successful careers!

Exploring Tech @ RBC's Strategy & Innovation Team!

Sponsored by RBC Future Launch

Hear from employees and co-op student about what it’s like to work with RBC’s strategy and innovation team ‘TechLabs’ and their tech careers working technologies like Generative AI and Immersive Technology.

Cultivating Green Careers of the Future

Explore the world of green careers, discover diverse opportunities to make a positive environmental impact and interact with experts in a panel discussion. Get inspired to pursue a fulfilling career in the growing field of sustainability!

Diversifying the Creative Journey

Learn more about the vibrant world of art, media, and design careers, engage with industry experts, and uncover how creativity shapes culture. Receive advice and encouragement from professionals in the field!

Transforming Advanced Manufacturing with Advanced technologies

Sponsored by NGen

Explore Advanced Manufacturing’s impact with experts showcasing breakthroughs, skills for the “future of making,” and inspiring insights on shaping a sustainable future.

Most materials will be available in both English and French.

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We are excited that you are joining us on this journey towards creating meaningful career exploration opportunities for Canadian youth. Stay up-to-date on program developments, resources, and opportunities here.

As we continue to grow the program, we want to keep in touch with all educators, employers, families, student, partners, and more!

If you have any questions or would like to identify accessibility needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@studentscommission.ca

May 9th, 2023 press release.

Our 2023 Supporters

We want to thank our generous supporters for Take Our Kids to Work 2023.

RBC Future Launch logo
NGen logo
McKesson Canada logo
CIBC Mellon logo
Shad Canada logo
Plum io logo

International Experience Canada

Government of Nova Scotia logo
Government of Northwest Territories logo

Stay tuned for Take Our Kids Work Day! Nov 1, 2023