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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 community placement is an opportunity for students to gain practical skills by applying theoretical ideas about social and environmental justice in a community setting. This experience is founded on the dual pillars of providing a community service learning opportunity for the students while ensuring that the community organization benefits from the placement.

Students work with the program’s placement coordinator to secure a 120 hour community placement in a field that aligns with their interests. Students often undertake their placements in Brantford and Brant County, but it is also possible to undertake a placement at organizations throughout Ontario and beyond. Some students have even been placed internationally.

If you have an idea for an organization with which you would like to serve your placement, we will work with you to see if that is possible.

Here is a brief list of some of the types of organizations our students have served their placements:

  • Arts After School Kids
  • Body Brave
  • Boys and Girls Club of Peel
  • Brantford Pride
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • City of Brantford
  • Community Legal Clinic (Brant, Haldimand & Norfolk)
  • Correctional Service Canada
  • Friends and Neighbours Association
  • Grand River Community Health Centre (Migrant Farm Worker Program)
  • Haldimand & Norfolk Women’s Services
  • Immigrant Youth Centre
  • Kids Can Fly
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • Modo Yoga
  • Muslim Social Services
  • Nova Vita
  • Sexual Assault Centre
  • Social Planning Council of Cambridge
  • Why Not
  • YMCA

Contact Us:

Robert Kristofferson, Graduate Coordinator

T: 519.756.8228 x5837

Alicia Schiassi, Academic Program Assistant

T: 519.756.8228 x5517

Faculty and Staff


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