The Carleton University School of Social Work enjoys longstanding partnerships with a wide variety of direct intervention, social administration, policy and research organizations that accept Social Work students on a regular basis. Many of these organizations are listed below, yet new and changing placement opportunities can arise at any time. It is a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

Matching student learning goals, interests, skills and experiences to available placement settings from term-to-term is the primary goal of the placement process which is managed by the Practicum Coordinators, in close collaboration with the placement settings themselves and each individual student. The practicum program takes great pride in accomplishing the placement of over 250 students annually using a process that is both efficient and equitable. This process is fully outlined in the respective Practicum Manuals in Section 4.0 Field Placement Process and Protocols.
Please note that Students are NOT to set up their placements directly with agencies of interest. All applications are to be sent out by the Practicum Coordinators who meet with all student applicants individually using sign-up sheets that are posted directly after the Field Orientation session each term. This process has been expressly requested by our placement partners in the community and failure to respect it will result in sanctions.

Students have two specific opportunities to communicate their placement interests and preferences to the Practicum Coordinators:
1) On the Practicum Application form
2) At their 1-on-1 meeting with the Practicum Coordinator
Meetings with the Practicum Coordinator are organized using sign-up sheets that are posted immediately following the Field Orientation session each term. Sign-up is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be done in person.
Students can support and contribute to the process by being well-prepared to identify areas, populations and practice issues of interest, as well as specific agencies of interest when known. The well-prepared student who is able to identify multiple areas and settings of interest and remain open to potential new settings during the placement process is best equipped to interview for and secure a placement. Placement availability fluctuates in unpredictable ways from term to term.
To assist students in understanding the range of placement options that may be available, some resources are listed below:

The CICO Blue Book

The Community Information Centre of Ottawa has for years produced a comprehensive directory of community agencies and organizations called the Blue Book. Not all of the agencies in this directory have been approved as placement settings in the School of Social Work, but the directory is a rich resource that can be used to explore multiple practice settings. Please follow this link to the Blue Book:

Alphabetical Listing of Agencies

This is an alphabetical list of agencies and organizations that have partnered with the School of Social Work around placements in the past. The list is also organized by general area of practice, so that students can be directed to the names of agencies in their particular area of practice interest. Students are encouraged to use the list to support their own online research on placement organizations of interest.


ALPHABETICAL Listing of ALL Agencies


Accessibility Awareness & Planning Program, The Ottawa Hospital
AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Almonte Youth Centre
Alternative Learning Styles and Outlooks (ALSO)
Alzheimer Society
Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre
Aphasia Centre of Ottawa
Arnprior and District Family Health Team


Bereaved Families of Ontario – Ottawa Region
Bethany Hope Centre
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
Boys and Girls Club
Brockville Mental Health Centre
Bruce House
Bruyere Continuing Care & St. Vincent Hospital


Canada Without Poverty
Canadian Association of Social Workers – CASW
Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity
Canadian Forces Health Service Centre
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Canadian Institute for Child Health
Canadian Mental Health Association
Carleton University Career and Co-op Services
Carleton University, Centre for Academic Success
Carleton University, Health and Counselling
Carleton University, International Student Support Services
Carleton University, Paul Menton Centre
Carlington Community Health Centre
Carlingview Manor (Long-term are Home)
CASWE (Canadian Association of Social Work Education)
Catholic Centre for Immigrants
Catholic Family Service
Causeway Work Centre
Centre 454
Centre Sophie Espoir
Centretown Community Health Centre
Centretown Emergency Food Centre
Child Welfare League of Canada
Children’s Aid Society – Ottawa
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario CHEO
Christie Lake Kids
Chrysalis House
Citizen Advocacy
Citizens for Public Justice
City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)
City of Ottawa, Community and Social Services Department
City of Ottawa, Employee Assistance Program
City of Ottawa,Special Needs, Parks and Recreation
City of Ottawa, Strategic Community Initiatives Branch
Connecting Ottawa and South Ottawa Community Legal Services
Cornerstone Women’s Shelter
Cornwall Community Hospital
Correctional Service Canada
Council On Aging
Crossroads Children’s Centre


Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre
Department of National Defense:  Addictions Research Unit
DILA Youth Ottawa
Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region


Eastern Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa
Elmwood Lodge
Empathy House
Epilepsy Ottawa


Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville
Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County       (additional document)
Family Services Ottawa
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Forward Family Shelter


The Glebe Centre
Good Companions
Greenbank Family Health Team


Harmony House
Hillel Lodge


Immigrant Women Services of Ottawa
International Social Service Canada
Interval House of Ottawa


Jewish Family Services
John Howard Society



Lanark County Interval House
Lanark County Mental Health
Lowertown Community Resource Centre


Main Street Community Services
Match International
Military Family Resource Centre


Nepean Housing Corporation
Nepean, Rideau & Osgood Community Resource Centre (NROCRC)
New Orchard Lodge
Nobel Women’s Initiative


Office of Catherine McKenna
Office of Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard
Olde Forge Community Resource Centre
Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Probation
Open Doors for Children and Youth, Lanark
Operation Come Home
Options Bytown
OPIRG – Carleton University
Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre
Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre
Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)
Ottawa Community Housing Corporation
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
Ottawa Hospital (TOH)
Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre
Ottawa Mental Health and Addiction Services
Ottawa Mission, Addictions Services
Ottawa Mission – Discovery University and Client Services
Ottawa Police Services – Victim Crisis Unit
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
Ottawa Salus Corporation
Ottawa Valley Family Health Team
Ottawa Victim Services
Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre (French Required)


Parent Resource Centre
Pathways to Independence
Pembroke Regional Hospital
Perley Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre
Phoenix Centre (Renfrew)
Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre
Planned Parenthood
Psychogeriatric Community Services of Ottawa-Carleton
Public Health Agency of Canada



Reach Canada
Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre


Salvation Army, Anchorage Program
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
Sexual Assault Support Centre – SASC
Social Planning Council of Ottawa/Carleton
Solution – S
Somali Family Service Centre
Somerset West Community Health Centre
South East Ottawa Community Health Centre
St. Joe’s Women’s Centre
St. Lawrence College – Employment Services
St. Mary’s Home Young Parent Outreach Centre
St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa


Ten Oaks Project
Terrace Youth Residential Services Inc.
The Door Youth Centre
The Glebe Centre
The Good Companions
The Men’s Project
The Ottawa Hospital (TOH)
The Well



Vesta Recovery Program for Women
Veteran’s Affairs Canada
Vista Centre Brain Injury Services


Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre


Youth Services Bureau
Youth REX
Youturn Youth Services (Conflict with Law/Parents)