Thank you for your interest in doing a student placement at CMHA Toronto. We value the opportunity to support students in their career development and appreciate the enthusiasm they have to offer. Our programs offer placement opportunities for individuals enrolled in administration, project management, social services, research, fund development, paralegal, nursing, social work, and occupational therapy programs.
Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2022, and will be accepted from April 28 – May 23, 2022. To be eligible for these placements candidates will be required to adhere to our COVID-19 policy and provide proof of vaccination. Applicants that have been selected will be contacted by early June 2022 for an interview. CMHA Toronto thanks all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.
Please view our student placement opportunities below and use this link to submit your application.
|Teams Accepting Students||Location||Expectations / Student Role|
|Fundraising||700 Lawrence Ave. W. / Virtual||Assist with special events communications; contacting donors and sponsors and coordinating any social media aspects of the campaign.
|IT||700 Lawrence Ave. W. /
1200 Markham Rd.
|IT Student for working on the Electronic Medical Record system, Telus Health – supporting resolution of issues and tickets
Supporting the IT department with resolution of other system issues as they arise
Web design work for Intranet
|Peer Program Evaluation Project: Evaluation and Research
|700 Lawrence Ave. W. / Virtual||PPEP works in partnership with service providers to evaluate mental health services. The program hires and trains people with lived experiences of mental health and addiction challenges (peers) to undertake program evaluation and community-based research.
Placement students will be involved in program evaluation and qualitative research projects in the Mental Health and Addictions field. This can involve collaborating in evaluation/research plans, examining outcomes, collecting and analyzing data.
· Advanced graduate-level
· Knowledge of qualitative methods
· Strong written communication skills
· Strong critical thinking and anti-oppression skills
|Communications||Virtual / 700 Lawrence Ave. W.||Student who is specifically enrolled in a communication, social media and/or media studies program.|
|Housing Services||700 Lawrence Ave. W. / Virtual / and also potentially going to support cases in court||Paralegal students and
admin with some document management, housing and homelessness experience
|Opening Doors Project (ODP)||Virtual. Occasionally going to Lawrence West||Starting with the program focus, from a curriculum perspective, looking for students from education, health equity, social justice & human rights, and graphic design programs. The tasks will mainly focus on, but are not limited to, curriculum development and design, and research.|
|Post Incarceration Program||2-3 days a week
|The team is comprised of Concurrent Disorders specialists and do case management work in partnership with streets to homes working with:
Individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues
The student will not have own case load but will be expected to be involved with client care on as needs basis and working independently must be a strength.
|Housing First North York/Mental Health and Justice
|700 Lawrence Ave. W.||On the Housing First North York team students will get the opportunity to work with two community-based programs (Mental Health & Justice and Housing First) and a multidisciplinary set of staff. You will get an in-depth look into what it looks like to serve populations in the community as well as what case management covers, which ultimately can be anything and everything. It will be a hybrid of virtual, phone and in person visits.|
|Housing First Scarborough-case manager||1200 Markham Rd.||The Housing First Scarborough Team is a unique program that has clients both in the community, and in our main Toronto Housing Building. Using a client-centered, harm reduction approach you will gain experience completing assessments, providing Nicotine Replacement Therapy support, facilitating groups and working within a multidisciplinary team.|
|Strengthening Communities in Scarborough-case manager||1200 Markham Rd.||Our team helps with mental health and addiction issues, provides housing and tenancy support, and connects to other community resources. We provide immediate short-term and long-term support based on the client’s needs.|
|East Community Treatment Order Team and Hospital to Homes||Virtual and in the community /1200 Markham Rd.||Case management-using a recovery, client centered approach. Identifying recovery goals in assessment; connect with resources in housing, income source, mental health and physical health, social recreation, legal resources etc.|
|Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee||Virtual||The scope is to assist with the research, our reach and implementation of the Toronto Regional Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (T-HSJCC) Anti-Racism Mental Health and Justice Educational Series.
For more information on the HSJCC click here:
• Six to eight hours per week
|People & Culture||Virtual / 700 Lawrence Ave. W.||The student will get to experience all aspects of HR including recruitment, onboarding, benefits, payroll etc. They will be able to sit in on meetings and use their HR educational experience to provide their input on upcoming projects. Have the opportunity to provide low level support to employee enquiries and gain the understanding of an HR department within a healthcare/non-profit environment.|
|Safe Bed||In person||Providing support to residence at our Safe Bed sites. Monday-Friday, daytime hours.|
For more information on these programs please visit: https://toronto.cmha.ca/programs-services