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2019 FOYT Summer Student Employment

Focus on Youth Toronto (FOYT) will hire secondary students registered in a Toronto District School Board school for summer employment. Students will be employed and support International Languages – Elementary/African Heritage summer programs. The FOYT summer employment program runs from July 2 to July 26, 2019, with an additional three days for training in June. TDSB students can apply for FOYT employment through the online application form at the bottom of this page from now until Monday, May 27th.

Students hired for FOYT will be subject to the documentation process expected of temporary employees of the TDSB:

  • Presentation of identification
  • Confirmation of a bank account for purposes of direct payroll deposit


  • Must be 16 or 17 years of age throughout the period of July 2 to 26, 2019 (inclusive)
  • Must be currently registered in a TDSB school or program
  • Must enjoy working with children and have interests in one of the following areas:
    • Arts
    • Gardening
    • Leadership Development
    • Literacy and Numeracy
    • Sports and Recreation
  • A reference is required

Students hired for FOYT 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.

Rate of Pay for FOYT Student Counselors
Students hired for the FOYT program will be paid $14.00 per hour plus statutory holiday and vacation pay, subject to applicable deductions. Students will be paid for 7 hours a day (lunch excluded)

Application Process
Candidates selected for an interview will receive an email on May 28.

Reference Letter
A reference name, position and contact information could come from one of the following examples:

  • A TDSB staff person (teacher, guidance, principal)
  • A supervisor/mentor
  • A community leader

Pre-employment Training
For all student employees, the FOYT program will begin with pre-employment orientation on topics such as workplace health and safety, emergency first aid, and recognizing and reporting child abuse.

Key Dates 2019

May 23 Applications open for FOYT summer student employment
May 27 Applications close for FOYT summer student employment
May 28 Students who have an interview contacted via email
May 29 to 31 FOYT Interviews. Successful candidates to be informed
June (TBA) Pre-employment Student Training (3 days)
July 2 First day of FOYT employment
July 26 Last day of FOYT employment

2019 Application for International Languages – Elementary/African Heritage Summer Student Employment


Students who have applied in the regular FOYT online application do not need to reapply to this online application.


Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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