Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital offers educational opportunities for co-op students 16 years of age or older that involve working directly with our clients.
Placements are available in the mornings, afternoons or full days. We are not able to accommodate alternate day placements. A minimum 75 hour commitment is required.
Co-op students will be interviewed and are required to complete hospital training prior to beginning placements. Students are also required to complete an immunization record, including screening for TB, and immunization for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella. Students must abide by the hospital’s policies for influenza and COVID-19 vaccination.
Information for co-op teachers
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR UPDATE: We will consider co-op applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Student applicants must be enrolled in a schedule that allows them to attend their co-op shifts on the same dates and times every week (e.g. morning, afternoon, or full day shifts, Monday – Friday) for either of the Fall (September – January) or Winter (February – June) semesters.
We regret that we are not able to offer co-op placements for students in a modified semester/alternate week schedule or a quadmester schedule. Students who are interested in volunteering in client programs but who are not eligible for co-op placement this year are encouraged to visit the March Break Volunteer and Summer Volunteer pages for more information about available volunteer opportunities.
Due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that submitting an application does not guarantee the availability of a co-op placement. Placement availability will be dependent on infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidance, and provincial guidelines for health care facilities. It is important to be aware that this guidancecan change with little notice, and Holland Bloorview may not be able to offer a virtual/remote learning alternative, should on-site placements be interrupted due to COVID-19.
Students will be required to participate in the hospital's COVID-19 active screening process and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements. Students may be required to wear a mask and goggles/face shield for the duration of a placement shift. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided by the hospital. At this time, COVID-19 vaccination is highly recommended but is not required.
The following document is for co-op teachers to review: Information sheet for Co-op Teachers
In order to ensure that students are able to maintain punctuality and attendance, we strongly recommend that travel time to or from the student's home school to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital or one of our satellite nursery school locations not exceed:
- 40 minutes by public transportation or;
- 40 minutes driving time if the student will have ongoing access to a reliable private vehicle throughout their co-op placement.
We ask that co-op teachers make contact with Volunteer Resources, 416-422-7033 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability for the student's placement. For tracking purposes please provide the student's name and schedule.
If the Co-op student meets the criteria given in the information sheet, please ask them to proceed to step 3 below.