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Your OYAP contact for
Bishop Allen Academy is:
Roisin DiPasquale
721 Royal York Road
Toronto ,ON
M8Y 2T3
(416) 393-5549 ext: 80138
Your OYAP contact for
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton is:
Catherine Richardson
1515 Bloor Street West
Toronto ,ON
M6P 1A3
(416) 393-5545
Your OYAP contact for
Blessed Archbishop Romero is:
Carmela Caroleo
99 Humber Blvd South
Toronto ,ON
M6N 2H4
(416) -39-5555
Your OYAP contact for
Blessed Cardinal Newman is:
Daniel Prizzon
100 Brimley Rd. South
Toronto ,ON
M1M 3X4
(416) 393-5519 ext: 80791
Your OYAP contact for
Brebeuf is:
Rick Naccarato
211 Steeles Av. East
Toronto ,ON
M2M 3Y6
(416) 393-5508 ext: 6036
Your OYAP contact for
Chaminade College is:
Rose Aquino
490 Queen's Drive
Toronto ,ON
M6L 1M8
(416) 393-5509 ext: 80863
Your OYAP contact for
Dante Alighieri is:
Teresa Hebor
60 Playfair Ave
Toronto ,ON
M6B 2B9
(416) 393-5522 ext: 6048
Your OYAP contact for
Don Bosco is:
Maurizio Guzzo
2 St. Andrew's Boulevard
Toronto ,ON
M9R 1V8
(416) 393-5525 ext: 3223
Your OYAP contact for
Fr Henry Carr is:
Mary Alaimo
1760 Martin Grove Road
Etobicoke ,ON
M9V 3S4
(416) 222-8282 ext: 2193
Your OYAP contact for
Fr John Redmond is:
Helen Kiyko
28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr
Toronto ,ON
M8V 4B7
(416) 393-5540
Your OYAP contact for
Francis Libermann is:
Cynthia Romany
4640 Finch Ave. East
Toronto ,ON
M1S 4G2
(416) 393-5524 ext: 6063
Your OYAP contact for
James Cardinal McGuigan is:
Lori Orrico-Laudari
1440 Finch Avenue West
Toronto ,ON
M3J 3G3
(416) 393-5527
Your OYAP contact for
Jean Vanier is:
Cord Clemens
959 Midland Ave.
Toronto ,ON
M1K 4G4
(416) 393-5554 ext: 3257
Your OYAP contact for
Loretto Abbey is:
Antonio Furfaro
101 Mason Blvd.
Toronto ,ON
M5M 3E2
(416) 393-5510 ext: 80823
Your OYAP contact for
Loretto College is:
Ann Vincent
151 Rosemount Ave.
Toronto ,ON
M6H 2N1
(416) 393-5511
Your OYAP contact for
Madonna is:
Camilla Romano
20 Dubray Ave.
Downsview ,ON
M3K 1V5
(416) 393-5506
Your OYAP contact for
Marshall McLuhan is:
Sera Rossi
1107 Avenue Road
Toronto ,ON
M5N 3B1
(416) 393-5561 ext: 6033
Your OYAP contact for
Mary Ward is:
Cindy Burley
3200 Kennedy Road
Scarborough ,ON
(416) 393-5544 ext: ext80491
Your OYAP contact for
Michael Power/St Joseph is:
Ferdinando Marrello
105 Eringate Drive
Toronto ,ON
M9C 3Z7
(416) 393-5529 ext: 6051
Your OYAP contact for
Misc. is:
Jennifer Rutherford
55 Salisbury Avenue
Toronto ,ON
M4X 1C5
(416) 397-6536 ext: 1
Your OYAP contact for
Monsignor Fraser (Isabella) is:
Anne Maria HoTseung -Yenn
Toronto ,ON
000 000
(416) 393-5532 ext: 6094
Your OYAP contact for
Monsignor Fraser Annex is:
Tina Magnanelli-Diana
486 Shaw Street
Toronto ,ON
M6G 3L3
(416) 393-5557
Your OYAP contact for
Monsignor Fraser Norfinch is:
Bogdan Bogatek
45 Norfinch Drive
Toronto ,ON
M3N 1W8
(416) 393-5558
Your OYAP contact for
Monsignor Percy Johnson is:
Lisa Corvinelli
2170 Kipling Avenue
Toronto ,ON
M9W 4K9
(416) 393-5535 ext: 80322
Your OYAP contact for
Neil McNeil is:
Bayete Smith
127 Victoria Park Ave.
Toronto ,ON
M4E 3S2
(416) 393-5502 ext: 82467
Your OYAP contact for
Notre Dame is:
Raffaella Champion
12 Malvern Avenue
Toronto ,ON
M4E 3E1
(416) 393-5501 ext: 82067
Your OYAP contact for
Senator O'Connor is:
Anna Marie Lamantia
60 Rowena Drive
Toronto ,ON
M3A 2M5
(416) 393-5646 ext: 3656
Your OYAP contact for
St Basil-The-Great is:
Laura Ciccone
20 Starview Lane
Toronto ,ON
M9M 3B2
(416) 393-5513 ext: 81537
Your OYAP contact for
St John Paul II is:
Bernerd Hawco
685 Military Trail
Toronto ,ON
M1E 4P6
(416) 393-5531 ext: 80690
Your OYAP contact for
St Joseph College is:
Catherine Keenan
74 Wellesley Street West
Toronto ,ON
M5S 1C4
(416) 393-5514 ext: 81474
Your OYAP contact for
St Joseph Morrow Park is:
Joanne Damiano
3379 Bayview Ave
Willowdale ,ON
M2M 3S4
(416) 393-5516 ext: 85603
Your OYAP contact for
St Mary Catholic Academy is:
Candace Dolny
66 Dufferin Park Ave.
Toronto ,ON
M6H 1J6
(416) 393-5528 ext: 3277
Your OYAP contact for
St Mother Teresa Catholic Academy is:
Oreste Reda
40 Sewells Road
Toronto ,ON
M1B 3G5
(416) 393-5538 ext: 81976
Your OYAP contact for
St Patrick Secondary is:
Hayley Nunes-Chung
49 Felstead Avenue
Toronto ,ON
M4J 1G3
(416) 393-5546

Q: Can I start my apprenticeship while still in high school?
A: YES. OYAP gives students who are at least 16 years old and who have completed 16 credits the opportunity to earn a high school diploma (OSSD) while working toward your apprenticeship.

Q: Can a Grade 12 student still take OYAP?
A: OYAP is designed to accommodate a wide range of Grade 12 students. If a student has the required technical skills and for whatever reason did not opt for OYAP when he/she was in Grade 11, he/she may still apply for OYAP.

Q: How long is the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
A: Students may start OYAP in Grade 11 or in Grade 12 
Students must make a two-year commitment to the program. 
Many students might like to take all of their compulsory courses in their Grade 11 year and then begin OYAP in Grade 12

Q: How can I prepare for OYAP?
A: Speak to your Guidance Counsellor or Cooperative Education teacher at your school who will help you choose the appropriate academic and technical courses. 
You should schedule in your Annual Education Plan the academic courses required to enter OYAP in Grade 11 or 12.

Q: May I still play sports while in OYAP?
A: Some of our 'Accelerated' OYAP programs require that you switch schools for program reasons and although you are still be eligible to play sports, your schedule could make it difficult for you to participate. The OYAP Project Leader will provide more information to support your plans for playing sports.

Q: Am I responsible for my own transportation to the workplace? 
A: YES. You are responsible. But, you will not be denied access to the OYAP program or any other Co-operative Education course because you cannot afford the additional costs. Please see your Guidance Counsellor or Co-op teacher for assistance.

Q: How will I know if I will like OYAP
A: Although quite similar, all OYAP programs are unique unto themselves. Your aptitude for a specific skilled profession, academic background, environment,  and previous experiencewill all help determine whether or not you will like OYAP. Your Co-operative Education teacher will also provide an idea of the type of Co-operative Education Placement to expect for OYAP. This will help you make your decision.

Q: Why are 'Accelerated' OYAP programs not offered in all schools? 
A: No need to duplicate expensive machinery and equipment. 
'Accelerated' Programs allow specific timetabling and staffing which provides students with the advantage of specialized technical courses to support apprenticeship training at officially recognized Training Delivery Agents. 
Local employers determine the employment needs for skilled tradespeople and 'Accelerated' Programs allow School Board to meet those needs and not have too many students seeking certain apprenticeships with no hope of jobs.

Q: What happens if I decide to leave the apprenticeship program or am asked to leave the program? 
A: You may find out that you are not suited to an apprenticeship or you also might be in a situation where your attendance, work ethic, attitude etc., might be considered unsatisfactory by your teacher(s) or the employer. Depending on the timing within the school year, you may normally return to a regular program. If this cannot be accommodated, then you will have to pursue alternative ways of earning credits.

Q: Am I protected with Workers Safety Insurance coverage?
A: YES. You are covered under WSIB by the Ministry of Education during the co-operative education placement. This coverage is documented in the form of a Work Education Agreement (WEA) which is signed by employer, student, parent and teacher prior to starting at your placement. If and when an OYAP student is registered as an apprentice and PAID, the employer is responsible to provide the WSIB protection.

Q: Will I be eligible for any exemption from "Basic Level In-School" training connected with my apprenticeship?
A: In-school training is usually delivered through a Community College, e.g., Humber College. The secondary school curriculum in some OYAP programs is specifically designed to meet the in-school training requirements of the community college. The following OYAP programs allow students who complete their OYAP program to be exempt from the Basic Level as long as they achieve 70% on the MTCU exemption test which they will take at the end of the OYAP program.


Q: Who do I contact at my school regarding OYAP?
A: Your Guidance Counselor or Co-operative Education teacher.

Q: Why are only certain skilled trades offered in the 'Accelerated' portion of the OYAP program?
A: Trades that are targeted in the 'Accelerated' portion of the OYAP program reflect local labour market demand. In other words, these occupations are high in demand in the GTA in which employers are seeking young people to fill their work force needs. However, a student can apply for a 'Non-Accelerated' OYAP program in any trade through their school's co-op department.

Q: If I participate in OYAP, will I be still be able to complete my OSSD?
A: OYAP allows you the opportunity to participate in an apprenticeship skilled profession while enrolled in a secondary program leading to your OSSD. These credits come in the form of co-operative education credits. 

Q: What is the definition of an OYAP student?
A: An OYAP student is one who receives co-operative education credits for work experience in an apprenticeship occupation. The student may or may not be formally registered as an apprentice. The student's co-operative education learning plan must be based on the on-the-job training requirements outlined in the approved training standards for the trade.

Q: Do I have to be a full-time student to be enrolled in the OYAP program?
A: YES! The Ministry of Education stipulates that in order to be participating in the OYAP program, you must be enrolled as a full-time student.

Q: When will I do the theory portion of apprenticeship training?
A: Your related technology courses will complement your on-the-job training while participating in OYAP. However, upon graduation and once registered as an apprentice, you will be notified by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Apprenticeship branch) when to participate in the in-school portion of the apprenticeship training. This will likely occur at the local or nearest college. Your employer will provide release time for you to complete the required in-school curriculum.

Q: Why is the OYAP program often called the "Earn While You Learn" program?
A: Apprentices can indeed earn pay while they are on the job learning. Further to that, apprentices only pay 20% of the total class tuition fee and if they are attending school on a full time basis may be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI).

Q: Are your co-op placement hours accredited towards your apprenticeship agreement when you get registered?
A: The employer, or apprenticeship sponsor, in consultation with a training consultant from the Apprenticeship office decides how many hours can be accredited towards the apprenticeship agreement. In most cases, all placement hours as well as any summer job hours are accredited during the registration process.

Q: What if my high school does not offer the technology program related to the trade I am interested in pursuing (e.g., automotive or construction technology)?
A: You have the option of applying to the nearest high school that offers it. Consult your guidance counsellor to investigate this. Please note that it is not necessary to take the related Technology course if it does not exist at your school.  You can still be accepted into Co-op in a trade placement with an OYAP option - consult your guidance counselor.

Q: What if after participating in OYAP I find out it's not for me? 
A: The OYAP program is flexible enough to allow students to leave OYAP without consequences if they are unsuited to the apprenticeship program. If at the end of a semester you feel that the OYAP program or skilled professions are just not for you, you can simply walk away.