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Program Comparison Help

Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected

Learning Environment

As a social services worker or career and work counsellor student, you will benefit from a field placement that could involve between 450 to 1400 hours of practical applied learning. You will practice, in the real world, the skills learned in the classroom.

The advantage of choosing to study in downtown Toronto is the proximity to interesting and diverse community agencies in Canada. There will be no shortage of choices for your placements. Here are just some examples of the organizations you could work for:

  • The United Steel Workers of America
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Regent Park community Centre
  • Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
  • YWCA
  • Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board
  • West Park Hospital
  • Community Head Injury Resource Service
  • Bloorview Macmillan Children's Hospital
  • Centennial Infant and Child Care
  • Ontario Association for the Deaf

Additional placement types include:

  • Shelters for assaulted women and their children
  • Rape crisis centres
  • Constituency offices
  • Hospitals affiliated withdrawal management centres
  • Homeless shelters
  • Correctional settings
  • Group homes
  • Schools

International field placements 

As part of a number of programs in the School of Social and Community Services students who meet the requirements and criteria can benefit from adding international context and experience to their education.

The requirements for these international placements are that you must be in the final year of your program,  have high grades, and be willing to take part in a life skills course once per week leading up to your trip. There are also some financial considerations.

Information sessions for George Brown students interested in participating in these international placements take place in October. To find out more about the specific international field placement opportunities, join us for an information session and talk to faculty about it.

Hire a George Brown student

If you are a sector partner interested in preparing your future employees by providing a field placement for them, or being a mentor contact:

Office of Employer Engagement and Field Innovation
Lori Cranson
Association Dean, Community Services and Health Sciences
Phone: 416-415-5000 extension 2434



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