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2018 FOYT Community Request for Summer Student Employees

Focus on Youth Toronto (FOYT) hires TDSB secondary students to support summer programs for children. Student employees are placed with a community program and paid by the TDSB. For many of our students this is their first opportunity to gain valuable work experience and to learn how to become responsible employees. On-site supervision and support is required. Community agencies can apply to host summer students through the online application form at the bottom of this page.



2018 FOYT Student Employee Placement Criteria

  • Agencies must provide a supportive work environment with on-site supervision.
  • Student employees cannot be given managerial responsibilities for summer programs.
  • Student employees are not to be included in required ratio of staff to participants for program delivery.
  • Student employees are not permitted to participate in activities that occur in or on water at a swimming pool, waterpark or open water (e.g. lake or river). Student employees are permitted to participate at splash pads and wading pools.
  • Students require 6 weeks of employment from July 3 to August 10.
  • Students require 35 hours each week of meaningful employment.
  • Students are hired and paid by the TDSB.
  • Agency are required to provide 7 hours of agency orientation o their FOYT student employees before employment begins on July 3, 2018.
  • Agency supervisors are required to submit weekly timesheets.
  • Agency supervisors are required to maintain and submit  program statistics by August 17, 2018.
  • Agency supervisors are required to update FOYT staff on student progress. 
  • Agency supervisors are required to provide FOYT staff with a 6 week program schedule including dates and locations of excursions. 
  • Agency supervisors are required to attend an FOYT orientation session.

Key Dates 2018

February 5 Applications open to request summer FOYT student employees
March 5 Applications close to request summer FOYT student employees
Week of June 3 Agencies to be informed of student placements.
May (TBA) FOYT Student Training
June (TBA) FOYT Agency Orientation
July 3 Start of FOYT
August 10 End of FOYT

Applications are now closed.

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To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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