Summer Student Placement Program

WellFort believes in teaching and learning as a method of community development and is committed to the education of future health care professionals.  We welcome students to participate in the programs and services we deliver as a part of their educational program. Staff can supervise secondary or post-secondary students across a number of disciplines.

Important Program Information

WellFort accepts students in the following programs or fields:

  • Dietician Students
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Practical Nurses
  • Public Health
  • Social Service Workers
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
  • Research Placements (e.g. determinants of community health)

WellFort has connections with several universities and colleges including Ryerson University, York University, and the University of Toronto (UTIHI Open School).

WellFort is open to creating new connections and relationships with other universities and colleges and to considering other students from programs or fields not listed above.


To be eligible for a Summer Student Placement with WellFort, at the time of submitting an application:

  • Student must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution or have graduated within the last year (12 months) from a post-secondary institution.
  • If an international student, must meet the standard eligibility criteria (above) and be authorized to work in Canada.

 Note: Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, and accommodation plus living expenses are the responsibility of the student and will not be arranged or covered by WellFort.

Application Process

A complete application must be submitted by the deadline specified and include the following documentation:

Please advise students:

  • Please contact the appropriate department/program contact (as listed below) to acquire the application form and questionnaire
  • Email subject line should read: “Summer Student Placement Program
  • Not to include/submit cover letter, reference letters or any additional application material other than what is requested
  • Once their application has been submitted, it will no longer be possible to make changes to it
  • There is no set number of applicants who receive interviews – this number depends on the number and quality of applicants, as well as the needs of the organization.
  • These are unpaid positions
  • Applicants will be notified by e-mail of the status of their application between February and March of the Placement Year (inclusive of those who have been selected for and interview and those who have not)
  • Applicants do not need to have an educational background in health (e.g. Bachelor of Science) to apply or be competitive for the Summer Student Program.
    • In line with the principles of Health Equity and Anti-Oppression, the Bramalea Community Health Centre values the experiences and perspectives of diverse disciplines. A demonstrated interest in public health and social change is considered an asset.
    • Some positions may require applicants to have specific pre-requisites, but these should be specified in the position description.

Application Submission

Applications should be submitted to appropriate department or program contacts at WellFort:

Bramalea Community
Health Centre
  • Diabetes Education Program
  • Bloom Clinic
Rebekah Vaughan,
Bloom Clinic and Diabetes Education Program Coordinator
  • Diabetes Education Program
  • Community Team
  • Primary Health
  • Allied Health
Laura Guerrero,
Director, Bramalea Community Health Centre
  • Health n’ Smiles
    Dental Clinic
Lindsey Farias,
Dental Administrator
Four Corners
Health Centre
  • Primary Health
  • Allied Health
  • Community Team
Stefanie Stuart
Health Promoter
  • Diabetes Education Program
Rebekah Vaughan,
Bloom Clinic and Diabetes Education Program Coordinator

Hiring/Selection of Students

The Hiring/Summer Student Placement committee will review the submitted documents and score the applications based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of experience and skills to project of interest
  • Demonstrated interest in community health equity and open focused care
  • Program-specific requirements, if applicable

The top-scoring applicants will be invited for an interview at a specified WellFort Health Services location.  Other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis for interviewees located outside of Toronto.

Placement Details


The location of project delivery and assigned summer student will depend on the nature of the project and its target population. Summer students will either work at the Bramalea or Malton location.


Positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week) following regular business hours, Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  When specified, students may be assigned to work on Saturdays depending on the needs of the program.

Application/Placement Timelines

A general timeline for the application process is as follows:

  • Applications Due:  December 1st to January 20th of the Placement Year
  • Applicants called for interviews in February of the Placement Year
  • Successful applicants notified: February - March of the Placement Year
  • Summer Student Placement begins in the 2nd week of May of the Placement Year (12 Week Placement)
  • Placement ends July of the Placement Year

Please note these timelines may be subject to change. Any changes will be announced to staff.