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The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) is committed to developing partnerships with educational institutions to offer meaningful learning opportunities for students and staff through participating together in a process of integrating practice skills with the knowledge, value and theory base of the profession.


CAST offers placement opportunities in the following areas:

•    Social Work, BSW/MSW
•    Child & Youth Work,  CYW

CAST accepts student placement applications three times a year for placement commencing in September, January and May. The number of placement opportunities per term is limited as it is based on the number of Field Instructors available at our agency.


Application Process

The Practicum Coordinator from each college/university, who coordinates student placements, will contact the Manager of Training & Development at CAST to indicate the student(s) selected to be interviewed for placement in the program. We ask that all requests for placements be directed to the Placement Coordinator at your college/university, who will then contact us directly.


***Please note that due to the large volume of applications, we are able to contact only those candidates who are selected for an interview. Interviews are not a guarantee of a placement offer.



•    All students completing their placements with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto must be able to provide an original Vulnerable Sector Police check that is current within 1 year.