Where to find an AFE

Possibilities for the Alternative Field Experience are limited only by your imagination.

Many different types of placements are possible. Think about your Specialty Area, your interests and your professional goals. Consider:

  • School placements
    • Classrooms with grades, subject areas or age groups outside of your current experience
    • School resource personnel, librarians, guidance counsellors or specialist teachers
    • Out-of-province or non-Ontario curriculum schools
    • School board offices
    • TIP – connect with previous Associate Teachers to ask for their suggestions and review com for recent job/volunteer postings
    • NOTE – review Ontario school board requirements for AFE


  • Community placements
    • Social services and non-profit organizations
    • Health care facilities, including children’s centres
    • Museums and art galleries
    • Group homes and detention centres
    • Government departments
    • TIP – review websites like Settlement.org and Charity Village to find local organizations


  • International placements
    • International school placements
    • International community placements
    • International Service Learning placements
    • French exchanges
    • TIP – the Faculty of Education coordinates international opportunities for the Term 2 AFE
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