Planned Parenthood Toronto (PPT) plays an important role in the education and experience of future health and social service professionals. PPT recognizes the importance of providing students and other service learners with an opportunity to gain experience from a pro-choice community health centre committed to the principles of equity and to providing accessible and inclusive services, which promote healthy sexuality and informed decision making.
selection of placement
PPT provides placement opportunities in every programming and service area. The length of placements will vary and the ability to support placements will depend on need, appropriateness of request, and agency capacity.
Individuals being considered for a placement must participate in an interview process, which includes mandatory interview questions that reflect PPT values.
The following is a list of possible placements, however, the list is not inclusive and other possibilities will be considered.
Administration Therapist/Counsellor BSW or MSW
Observation: An individual who observes the programs and services at PPT, usually for a short period of time.
Participation: An individual who participates in the design, delivery or implementation of programming and services at PPT. This individual receives ongoing supervision and direction from a designated staff member.
There are also opportunities for placements from a variety of different community, social service and health related areas:
Community Health Promotion
terms of placement
Placements will not replace the work of a PPT staff member, but will broaden and enrich the work and programs of PPT.
Before the beginning of the placement an agreement will be established that outlines the respective responsibilities of PPT and the educational institution/agency.
A PPT placement supervisor will be appointed for each placement and will act as a resource, complete necessary evaluations and ensure that the learning contract is followed and complete.
Observational placements have a more informal agreement, which is negotiated between them and their placement supervisor. PPT is responsible to ensure that student requirements are met by providing appropriate facilities and/or equipment.
Once the participatory placement begins a detailed learning contract will be developed in conjunction with the placement supervisor. The learning contract will outline the placement goals and learning objectives. Learning objectives should fulfill the program objectives that have been set by the educational institution/agency and support the work being done at PPT.
Placements must be covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance and have liability insurance coverage for the duration of their placement It is the responsibility of each student’s educational institution/agency to cover full and all costs for WSIB coverage and liability insurance. PPT will require proof of coverage before a placement is started.
placement and observation requests
Forward your request to PPT in writing by e-mail, mail or fax. The request must include your intent, qualifications, anticipated length and time of placement, learning objectives, supervision requirements and other relevant information. Some educational institutions/agencies have a pre-established method of application, which PPT will follow, provided the required information about the applicant is included.
Please send your request to: Cheryl Dobinson, Director of Community Programming and Research
36B Prince Arthur Avenue