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Student Placements

The Stop is recognized as one of the foremost non-profit agencies for student placements in Toronto. Every year, we welcome students from universities, colleges, and high school co-op programs. They’re provided with orientation, training, and supervision by experienced staff.

We’re committed to providing a placement experience that supports students’ learning goals in alignment with our work and mission. Students and staff work together to ensure the placement benefits both students and community members.

Eligibility Requirements

The Stop only accepts students from academic institutions that are registered and in good standing with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, or their appropriate regional governing body.

How to Apply

Review the current placement opportunities below. Please note that ONLY the placements listed below are currently available. We thank you for your interest, but we ask that you not apply for student placements that are not available.

Select a placement opportunity, then download the application form (save the pdf to your computer before completing the form; save it with your name in the filename before you submit your application). Completed applications should be submitted along with a resume by email to studentplacements@thestop.org.

After reviewing applications, we will invite candidates to a screening interview to ensure the best match between students’ interests and opportunities at The Stop. Please note that due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those who are selected for an interview.

Download the Application Form

Community Services Program Area

Placements in our Drop-in, Food Bank, and Good Food Market.

For students in college/university (2nd year students preferred)

  • Number of openings: 2
  • Terms available: September 2019 – April 2020 or September 2019 – December 2019
  • Apply by: June 30, 2019

For students in a high school co-op program

  • Number of openings: 1
  • Terms available: within Sept 2019 – June 2020
  • Apply by: mid Sept 2019

Kitchen Program Area

For students in college/university culinary programs

  • Number of openings: 1
  • Terms available: 2-4 months within Sept – Aug 2019
  • Apply by: 2 months before placement start date

 

Research at The Stop

The Stop is open to partnering with graduate students on research projects that will have benefit to our programs and align with our strategic plan. If you have a research project you would like to work on with us please submit your resume and a one-page proposal that includes the program area(s) you are interested working with and briefly answers these questions:

  • What is the research about?
  • What do you already know about the subject?
  • What does the research need to find out?
  • How will you get the necessary information? (research methods)
  • How long will it take and what will it cost? Note that the Stop will not be able to cover any research expenses.
  • Has the research been approved by an Ethics Review Board? Is it culturally and socially appropriate?
  • What will be the benefits for The Stop and our communities? Will the research be relevant to advancing our mission?

Please submit your research proposals to Francisco Vidal, Director of Programs and Services.

We are not able to accommodate researchers requesting access to participants of our services and programs without a research proposal approved by an Ethics Review Board and by The Stop.