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Explore Exciting Student Placement Opportunities at Fred Victor

Explore Exciting Student Placement Opportunities at Fred Victor

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Join us to help make a difference at Fred Victor. A student placement will allow you to apply your skills from the classroom to real-life experiences, assisting you in starting your career as a new graduate. Our students are a valuable and important part of our organization as we work to improve the health, income, and housing stability of people experiencing poverty and/or homelessness. We provide students with the opportunity to learn, grow, and work to help people rebuild their lives.

Throughout the year, Fred Victor offers student placement opportunities in various areas and programs. Some of the programs students have been placed in the past include:

  • Housing & Social Services
  • Culinary
  • Employment and Training Services
  • Administrative/Back Office Support
  • Mental Health and Addictions

The Eligibility Criteria:

  • Canadian Citizenship or permanent residency, or a valid study permit (for international students)
  • Currently enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited post-secondary institution

Reasons to do your placement at Fred Victor:

  • Apply the knowledge you have gained in the classroom to a professional work setting.
  • Opportunity to develop new skills and expand your knowledge.
  • Discover career options and opportunities that may be available to you as a new graduate.
  • Networking! Connect with our staff and participate in our company events and other networking opportunities.
A young woman with curly hair and a bright smile standing outdoors, holding notebooks against her chest, with a modern building and trees with autumn foliage in the background, suggesting a college or university campus setting. She is participating in a student placement with Fred Victor.

Overview of Student Placement Positions at Fred Victor

Social Services and Housing Student – Work alongside our housing workers, case managers, community workers, and many more. You will have the opportunity to shadow and assist with day-to-day program operations, which may include supporting weekly unit inspections, group inspections, answering calls, and harm reduction training.

Culinary Student – Work under the guidance of our culinary team as they prepare nutritious and balanced meals for our community.

Administration/Back Office Support Student – Be the person who works behind the scenes and supports our administration team. You can work with a variety of our departments, including finance, human resources, payroll, and programs/services.

Employment and Training Services Student – Work closely with program facilitators and employment counselors. Students will have the opportunity to engage and help develop relationships with clients by helping them navigate job search websites, make edits to resumes, and provide support with computer skills upgrading.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating why you are interested in this Student Placement to studentplacement@fredvictor.org. In your application, include the semester you are applying for, the number of hours you require, and, if applicable, your preferred Fred Victor location.

Application Deadlines

  • Winter Placement Semester (Starting in January of the year) – Apply by November 1st.
  • Summer Placement Semester (Starting in May of the year) – Apply by March 1st.
  • Fall Placement Semester (Starting in September of the year) – Apply by July 1st.
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