Are you looking for experiential learning opportunities for students? This page shares the information you need to help you get started.
Why LTC homes are great placements for students
Intergenerational programs and partnerships benefit students! Research has shown that intergenerational programs:
- Offer opportunities to improve skills such as communication, empathy, and compassion.
- Improve social responsibility and pro social behaviours in younger people who participate .
- Can help improve academic performance and self-regulation.
- Can lead to improvements in students’ self-esteem and self-identity, as well as satisfaction from helping others.
You can read more about benefits in this Intergenerational Partnerships background report.
Student Placements: What You Need to Know
How do I start?
The guidebook gives educators step by step guidelines for placing students in long-term care homes and outlines the benefits these opportunities offer for secondary school students.
Who is eligible?
Requirements that must be met for a student to be eligible to work or volunteer in a long-term care home.
How can I prepare my students?
Resources to help prepare students for a placement in a long-term care or retirement home.
What will students do in their placements?
Sample role descriptions for student placements in long-term care homes.
LTC Home List
A list of Ontario LTC homes that indicated they would like to offer volunteer or placement opportunities to students when able.