There are many exciting local opportunities for Field Studies placements.  Since most volunteer-type work in the social services sector can qualify as a Field Studies placement, the following organizations serve as examples of places that students have completed placements in the past. Students looking for a domestic placement are encouraged to explore these as well as other organizations they are interested in working with.

You can check out where previous students have gone and what they have done on the student experiences page.


Project Ploughshares logo.Project Ploughshares is a non-governmental organization that works with churches, governments and civil society, in Canada and abroad, to advance policies and actions to prevent war and armed violence and build peace. A Ploughshares internship is a unique opportunity to work on the front lines of contemporary peace and conflict research. Excellent writing and research skills are required for this Field Studies placement.

Willowgrove is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable association of
volunteers and professionals committed to serving the community through
its four program areas:

  1. Willowgrove Outdoor Education Centre Quality Outdoor Experiences (Outdoor Education Centre).
  2. Glenbrook Day Camp
  3. Fraser Lake Camp
  4. Willowgrove Primary School

If interested, check out their Peace and Justice Coordinator position.

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Community Justice Initiatives logo.Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) is a non-profit organization, known world-wide as having started the first restorative justice program. CJI provides services in conflict resolution, group support for persons impacted by sexual trauma, and reintegration support for women returning to the community from prison through a weekly community engagement program as well as reintegration support circles.

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House of Friendship logo.House of Friendship exists to serve low-income adults, youth and children in need of support, and to promote opportunities for personal growth, wholesome relationships and community development through the application of holistic Christian principles. Their 4 program areas focus on:

  • supporting healthy lives (Addiction Services),
  • assisting and feeding those in need (Community Services),
  • building strong families and communities (Family Services), and
  • providing shelter and supportive housing (Residential services).

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Oxfam logoOxfam Canada works with partner organizations in developing countries; tackling the root causes of poverty and inequity and helping people to create self-reliant and sustainable communities. Oxfam internship positions provide a substantive, challenging professional development experience and will expand your understanding of Oxfam's work to build lasting solutions to global poverty and injustice

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Mennonite Central Committee Canada logo.Mennonite Central Committee's Aboriginal Neighbours program works to repair the broken relationships between broader Canadian society and Aboriginal peoples. This goal of reconciliation is pursued through dialogue, advocacy and community building support. Students who pursue a Field Studies credit through the Aboriginal Neighbours program spend longer-term placements in First Nations settings, working to promote
respectful understanding between cultures.

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Romero House logo. Romero House - Toronto Refugee Community Non-Profit Homes and Services.Romero House is a community consisting of four houses and a community centre in the west end of Toronto. Since Romero House was founded in 1992, it has provided housing, settlement and advocacy services to more than 4,500 refugee claimant individuals and families. Romero House was named after the Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was martyred for his outspoken defense of the poor in his country. Romero House is a registered charitable organization that seeks interns to live with refugee claimant families and assist with the claimant process over the summer months.

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View our Peace and Conflict Studies Career Guide (PDF) for additional information, resources and links to other local organizations.