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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

The success of our Field Education program relies heavily on field agencies that dedicate their time, resources and staff to the education of social work students. In order to reward the longstanding commitment of field instructors and facilitate your continued involvement with our Field Education program, we provide several benefits to our field agency partners.

Professional Development Dollars

In appreciation of the hard work our field agency partners do in providing excellent learning opportunities for our students, the Faculty of Social Work offers Professional Development (PD) dollars. Each agency that takes a field placement student receives PD dollars that can be used toward almost any workshop offered by the Faculty of Social Work's Professional Development Office.

Library Privileges

All field agency personnel who have some connection with current student field placements (i.e. not just the field instructor, but also the agency director, the placement supervisor and anyone else with some role to play in student’s placement) will have electronic resource access to the Laurier Library (as well as borrowing privileges) through a login provided by the Field Education Office.

Field personnel also have the option to sign up for a community borrower card to access hard copy items in the library. There is no charge for a community borrower card.

Athletic Complex

Field instructors in the Kitchener Waterloo area receive a discounted membership to the Laurier Athletic Complex (25% off) on the Waterloo campus. Contact or if you are interested in using the Athletic Complex and you will be provided with a letter of introduction from the faculty.

Committee Participation

Field instructors may participate in the Faculty of Social Work Divisional Council meetings and/or one of its standing committees. Depending on the committee, field instructors may also have voting privileges.

Placement Opportunities

The Field Education Office welcomes agencies and instructors to contact us for any information about offering a placement opportunity. If you are interested in providing a placement opportunity to either undergraduate or master's students, submit a request in our online portal Navigator.

Contact Us:

MSW Field Education

T: 519.884.0710 x5269

BSW Field Education

T: 519.756.8228 x5460


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