Take Our Kids to Work Day: An experiential learning opportunity

Posted On: November 27, 2019

Students pose with team members from Bruyère’s Saint-Louis Residence during a presentation about occupation therapy.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, organizations across Canada welcomed high school students for Take Our Kids to Work Day. One of our own host organizations, Bruyère, took advantage of this day to expose teenagers to career in long-term care.

Bruyère welcomed children of employees to one of their long-term care homes, Saint-Louis Residence . The group got the day started with an orientation session and followed up with a visit of the home, during which the students had the opportunity to meet Bruyère’s professionals, to learn more about the employment possibilities in the LTC sector, and to participate in different activities with residents.

Take Our Kids to Work Day highlighted the fact that learning is far from limited to the classroom: It was an enriching day for the teens of Bruyère employees. The Ontario CLRI is proud to be working on this exact concept – experiential learning.

The Ontario CLRI has created Experiential Learning in Long-Term Care: A Guidebook for Building Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Long-Term Care Homes, which supports LTC homes and secondary schools in establishing meaningful partnerships to create experiential learning placements for students. As a companion to the guidebook, the Ontario CLRI has assembled an Experiential Learning page, which offers additional resources to help plan and implement an experiential learning placement.

Did your LTC home host a Take Our Kids to Work event this year? We would love to hear and share your ideas – email us at




About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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