Thank you for your interest in a student placement at the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. We are committed to the education and work experience of students. Each year we accept students from universities in third year, fourth year and master’s programs.
The student placement admissions for winter 2020 are now closed. The next opportunity will be for spring/summer 2020. We will begin accepting applications on January 15, 2020.
Please send an expression of interest via cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A police records check is required as part of the application process for student placements. In addition, the completion of the following trainings is preferred: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Training (AODA) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Training (WHMIS).
Practicum coordinators at your designated educational institution must have knowledge of your pursuit for student placement at CMHA Ottawa.
The below chart includes the period start and end dates in which the acceptance processes occur at CMHA.
|Fall Term||Winter Term||Spring/Summer Term|
|March 15 – June 15||September 15 – November 1||January 15 – March 1|
Description of placement:
Students will be given the opportunity to work with three to four clients on their own during their placement. Activities include supporting clients in working on their identified goals in the various life domains (financial, activities of daily living, mental health, physical health, social support, etc.). Students will learn proper documentation practices, assessment skills, navigation of the mental health and other systems or community agencies and how to support clients with active symptoms of mental illness. Students may also partake high-quality training offered by CMHA, including Concurrent Disorders, Motivational Interviewing, ASIST, Case Management Training and Multnomah.