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Gateway Residential & Community Support Services
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Student Placements

Student placements are for individuals who are required by their college or university to complete a certain number of hours in their field of study in order to graduate.

Gateway is committed to providing meaningful learning opportunities to students enrolled in various programs at the college or university level.

Thank you for your interest in doing a student placement at Gateway Residential & Community Support Services of Niagara. We value the opportunity to work with you in gaining skills in the field of your choice.

For several years Gateway has welcomed students into the organization to complete their placements. We offer a variety of opportunities of where the student is able to learn about the field they have chosen. Gateway believes in giving students the hands on experience they need to be successful in the community.

Gateway has a close partnership with Brock University and Niagara College – giving opportunities to many of the students in their enrolled programs. Gateway also welcomes students from other college and universities in Ontario.

In order for you to help decide on what placement is best for you, we encourage you to understand our programs and services on our website.

Opportunities Available for Student Placements – Unpaid Placements

  • Social Work
  • Social Service Worker
  • Counselling
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Administrative
  • Fundraising / Event Management
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Web Site / Computer Technology
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Recreation
  • Canada Summer Jobs Field Experience Summer Jobs

To apply for a student placement with Gateway, please fill out the student placement application form and email, fax or mail it along with your resume and cover letter stating the area you are interested it.

Canada Summer Jobs Initiative – Paid Placements

Under the Canada Summer Jobs Initiative, Gateway applies for funding for up to 5 full time summer jobs experiences.

These placements are a paid placement that occurs over the summer months. Some examples of these jobs are:

  • Housing Support Assistant
  • Recreational Planner
  • Event / Fundraising Assistant
  • Human Resource Support
  • Administration Support

In the month of February and March Gateway seeks out potential students to be hired for these work experiences.

If you are interested in working with Gateway during the summer months, please send in a resume, and cover letter stating what position you are interested in.

Interviews will be conducted in the early spring.+

Gateway Residential & Community Support Services of Niagara Inc. is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Should you require an accommodation, we will partner with candidates to meet your needs.

Please be advised that, due to the number of students who apply for placements, we are not always able to place everyone. However, we thank you for having interest in Gateway.

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What Our Clients Say

  • "I was all alone with mental illness for years. No doctor would help. I was very insecure when I first called Gateway. I needed a place to live and the group home let me in. I learned how to budget, how to be independent, and even was given the courage to go back to school. The counselling I have had is very good, I now know that I am not alone. The women's group is very therapeutic... I feel safer."
    - Donna G.

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from our housing services, please contact us.