Have you noticed a few extra bodies in your office today? It’s Take Our Kids To Work Day in most of Canada, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the program.
I did some research and found out that this program was started in 1994 by The Learning Partnership, which is a registered Canadian Charity. It began in Toronto and, to quote their website, ‘Our story began in the early 1990’s when businessman Charlie Pielsticker realized that there were virtually no opportunities for business leaders to network with leaders in our elementary and secondary schools. He recognized the need for these two groups to collaborate, so that our public education system could adapt to changing demographics and shifting economic needs. So, he created a way to make this happen.’
The first Take Our Kids to Work day took place in November 1994. ‘ At that time, it only involved students in the Greater Toronto Area. Nineteen years later, this remains our signature program but it is now nationwide event, and involves more than 250,000 students and 75,000 employers annually! ‘
I had no idea how this great program got started and I would encourage you to check out their website and learn a little more!
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