Practicum Student Placements
Boyle Street Community Services has been working in the inner city of Edmonton since 1971 to serve, support, and empower people to take control of their lives and escape the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
Our mission is to build and provide community supports for vulnerable populations who face multiple barriers to inclusion. Our vision is to see that all people grow healthier through involvement in strong, accepting and respectful communities.
We operate under a set system of values created in conjunction with our clients:
Boyle Street is a home, a family, a village – a place of safety, trust, love, welcome and also a place with all the challenges that a home, a family, and a village bring.
Everything we do matters, and the little things are just as important as the big ones – a small gesture can have a great impact on another’s life.
We believe that life is too serious to be taken seriously and humour is a central part of our life and work at Boyle Street.
Our community members are diverse, and we welcome everyone. We serve adults, youth, and families and are proud to act as a knowledgeable resource for Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, and new immigrant communities.
To see our full list of organizational values, click here.
Housing First Program
Accepting 1 student
The Boyle Street Housing Unit is one of the Housing First agencies in partnership with Homeward Trust. This program is multifaceted and faced paced completing everything from walk-in and phone assessments, program enrollments, referrals, ID services, income set up, conversing with landlords, teaching home skills, setting goals, and advocating for our community members. This can be an intense area to work and requires a more experienced student. The ideal student would be at least a 2nd year student coming from a social services, addictions, community development, political science or counselling (diploma or degree) program.
Accepting up to 4 students
Streetworks has a number of health-related programs that include needle exchange, overdose prevention and response, nursing station, STBBI education, testing and treatment, and drug poisoning outreach to malls, library and LRT. It operates through a Harm Reduction, Health Promotion, Primary Health Care lens. Students from nursing, social work, addictions would be most appropriate for this program.
Health for Two
Accepting 1 student
The Health for Two program follows pregnant women through out their pregnancy and post pregnancy 2 months. we have four support workers and five nurses on our team. we support moms with what ever societal barriers they might be facing so housing, any court stuff they might be having, children service involvement, income support, addiction and mental health support, any medical needs they might be facing like getting a doctor or education surrounding their pregnancies.
Accepting 1-2 students
Coordinated Youth Response works with Youth aged 15-25years. This voluntary program provides on-site support emphasizing goals, harm reduction & community connections. We are looking for a 3rd or 4th year social work student, with the ability to work independently & within a team. Strong administrative ability is an asset. Working with high-risk youth primarily through the Coordinated Youth Response (on-site service delivery).
Apply for Student Practicum
Please send this completed application along with your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the email subject line the program placement description title you are applying to. For example: Sandy’s Place: Bridge Housing