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Take Our Kids to Work Day

Human Resources supports the Take Our Kids to Work Day, which is a national program organized by “The Learning Partnership” where Grade 9 students have the opportunity to job shadow their parent/guardian or sponsor for the day. This program highlights the importance of education, skills development, and training while giving Grade 9 students the opportunity to experience the world of work and the variety of career opportunities available to them.

Take Our Kids to Work Day at Engineering & Applied Sciences

Student benefits - an opportunity for them to explore career options, through:

  • Understanding the importance of staying in school by learning first-hand what skills are required in today’s workplace
  • Thinking about what aspects of their “work day” they liked and what they didn’t
  • Exploring career options in a practical way and gaining a better understanding of just how many career choices are open to them
  • By spending a day in the life of a working adult, they develop an appreciation of their parents’ work and motivations

Parent benefits - helps them prepare their children for the future by:

  • Discussing work experiences with their child
  • Beginning a career discussion based on actual experiences
  • Enriching their child’s experience with discussions before, during and after the workplace visit

The University is pleased to offer, for children of Queen’s faculty and staff, a special day filled with fun activities to keep your Grade 9 student engaged. For a complete list of events view the Queen’s Take Our Kids to Work Day itinerary. This itinerary is optional and provided free of charge, with the exception of the $5 (non-compulsory) pizza lunch which must be pre-purchased. Alternatively, children also have the option to only participate the job shadowing element of Take Our Kids to Work Day.

Take Our Kids to Work Day Itinerary
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All parents/guardians/sponsors of Grade 9 students participating in Take Our Kids to Work Day at Queen’s University must complete and submit the Take Our Kids to Work Application Form (HR-FRM-058) by October 25, 2017. Failure to meet the deadline could result in the student not being able to participate.

Registration is now closed!

Permission from your Department Head is required on the Take Our Kids to Work Application Form (HR-FRM-058) in order to participate in the job shadowing portion. Please email your completed application form to or send via internal mail to Department of Environmental Health & Safety, 96 Albert Street.

Health and Safety

Please note, the following areas at the university are off-limits to Grade 9 students for safety reasons, including:

  • Shops or areas with mechanical, electrical, or other physical hazards
  • High risk laboratories
  • Kitchens or food preparation areas
  • Shipping and receiving loading areas
  • Any other site identified by your supervisor or the Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Additionally, Grade 9 students are prohibited from using or handling hazardous materials and from operating motorized vehicles and power tools.

Questions regarding the safety of an activity? Please contact the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.

Help and Support

For general enquiries related to Take Our Kids to Work Day, registration or the Queen’s Take Our Kids to Work Day itinerary please call 613-533-2060.

We look forward to welcoming Grade 9 students to campus on November 1st.