Student Placement – New Path

Application Process

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Student placements are for individuals who are required by their college or university to complete a certain number of hours in their field of study in order to graduate.

New Path Youth and Family Services is committed to providing meaningful learning opportunities to students enrolled in social work and counseling programs.

Over the years, we’ve benefited from having students working at New Path Youth and Family Services in a variety of capacities and welcomed the exchange of learning that occurs between students and staff. We have a proud history of mentoring the next generation of community and social service professionals.

In order to help you understand the program or service you may be interested in, we encourage you to learn about our different programs and services in the Programs section of our website.
All placements are unpaid. Please note that some programs will only provide student placements for advanced Masters-level students. Even if your program is not listed in the student placement requirements (see below) you may be able to complete a placement with New Path Youth and Family Services as long as your program meets our eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements for academic programs:
Please note that we only work with academic institutions that meet the following requirements:

  • Academic institutions must be registered and in good standing with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities or their appropriate regional governing body.
  • Degree or diploma programs must be recognized by an appropriate regulatory body. Recognition can be through:
    • Program accreditation, where it is a standard in the field (e.g. Social Work)
    • Eligibility for certification with the appropriate professional body (e.g. Counselling, Child and Youth Workers, Addictions and Mental Health Workers)
    • Approval by the appropriate professional body (e.g. Social Service Workers)

To see if your school and program meets these requirements, please see the list of Student Placement Requirements for New Path Youth and Family Services

If you are completing an international program that is not listed in the Program Requirements table, please contact the Student Placement Coordinator at  you will need to provide:

  • Contact information for the faculty-field liaison at your school
  • Accreditation information for your school and academic program
  • Description provided by your school of practicum requirements, including number of hours the student is required to complete, educational/licensing requirements for site supervisors, and the responsibilities of the school, site supervisor and placement setting.