Student Placements (unpaid) with the City of Toronto

PDAD&C #17, 2011-12

To:   PDAD&C 
From:   Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students
Date:   October 4, 2011
Re:   Student Placements (unpaid) with the City of Toronto


Faculty members who have arranged placements (unpaid) for their students with the City of Toronto, with City Councillors, or City Councillor offices should be advised that the City now requires a signed agreement with the University and a separate schedule signed by the student.   In addition, the University requires that students on unpaid placement receive information and fill out the appropriate forms for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Coverage For Students on Unpaid Placements. In advance of any such placement, the organizing faculty member should contact Lisa Chambers, Director, Centre for Community Partnerships, and provide the student's name, program of study, the course attached to the placement and the name of the City office with which the student will be associated or the City Councillor to whom the student will be reporting.  Please send this information to Lisa as soon as possible so she can coordinate the placements on behalf of the University. In the absence of the signed agreement between the University and the City, placements proceed without University or City sanction, a situation that incurs risk for all parties.  Once we receive the information, we will make every attempt to expedite the agreements.

Please distribute this information to all faculty.