Student Placements

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa supports learning and development for students in our community. In collaboration with our educational partners, we offer student placement opportunities across various areas of service.

Student Placements at CASO

In partnership with local and provincial colleges and universities, CASO’s Student Placement Program offers an intensive and diverse field experience for students enrolled in:

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
  • Child and Youth programs
  • Social Service Worker programs
  • Early Childhood Education programs

Placement opportunities are available across various service areas, including:

  • Child Protection Workers
  • Child and Youth Counsellors
  • Quality Assurance and Organizational Development

Please note: Placement opportunities are determined based on department needs and availabilities, which fluctuate throughout the year.

Placement Experience

Placement students are screened and matched with an appropriate field supervisor or mentor who introduces them to the philosophy and nature of child welfare work. Students are guided through the role performed by their mentor as well as encouraged to seek out shadowing opportunities from other teams within the organization to better understand how each area contributes to the overall operations of the organization.

Student placements are generally four to eight months in duration and occur on a quarterly basis, beginning in January, May and September.