Take Our Kids to Work Day is a yearly event in November that provides grade 9 students in Canada with the chance to step into the shoes of a working professional for a day. This experience helps students gain a deeper insight into the actualities of working life and aids them in making more informed decisions about their future careers. Additionally, the event fosters conversations between parents and children about potential career paths, and it allows our institution to share valuable insights, wisdom, and guidance regarding education, career options, and the essential skills needed in today’s job market.

The Faculty of Engineering and Design and Virtual Ventures is excited to host a day filled with hands-on activities and engaging experiences. Students will have guided tours of the facilities, gaining valuable insights into various professions, particularly those in engineering and design. Through interactive sessions, students will learn about the practical aspects of these careers, fostering a deeper understanding of the professional world.

When and Where

Date: November 1, 2023

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, ON


Take Our Kids to Work Day is intended for grade 9 students however, we invite students in grades 9-12 to take part in this exciting day!

Students with a parent who work at Carleton University are invited, and friends/family members in the community.


What can you expect? A detailed agenda will be provided to registered participants, but the experiences are listed below!

There are opportunities for parents/guardians to join some sessions, and opportunities for parents/guardians to bring students to their lectures, office, etc.!

  • Hands-on Engineering Building Challenge
  • Hands-on Design Challenge
  • Engineering and Design Facilities Tour
  • Discover our Favourite Spots on Campus
  • Engineering and Design Program Discovery Presentation
  • Industry Mentor Keynote Speaker
  • Current Student Engagement
  • Lunch provided!