Allied health professions and rehabilitation assistants

Bruyère strives to give students the opportunities they need to build their careers and excel in the provision of health care. With a focus on rehabilitation, allied health professionals are champions of inter-professional practice across clinical teams. Nearly 150 regulated health professionals work collaboratively to enhance lives and transform care for our patients. This includes:

    • Occupational therapists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Psychologists
    • Registered dietitians
    • Rehabilitation assistants
    • Social workers
    • Speech-language pathologists

The professional practice portfolio provides leadership and supports Bruyère’s health professionals in providing the highest standards of evidence-informed, patient-centered care. We also support training of future allied health professionals by facilitating opportunities for clinical fieldwork and clinical education of students.

We have affiliation agreements in place with many of the Universities and Colleges offering academic training programs for Allied Health professions in Ontario and Quebec. Teaching will be facilitated using a variety of methods including but not limited to:

    • Student-preceptor therapeutic topic discussions
    • Student-preceptor patient case review discussions
    • Interprofessional exposure
    • Self-directed learning

We offer a range of clinical education opportunities ranging from initial observation placements to final consolidation and practicums. No matter where students are matched, the rotation give students the opportunity to fully develop and put into practice your knowledge acquired in school. Clinical rotations are available in a various patient populations and are described below.



Saint-Vincent Hospital

    • Complex Medical Care
    • Dialysis
    • Wound Care Program
    • Ventilator Unit
    • Slow-Stream Rehabilitation

Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital

    • Geriatric Rehabilitation
    • Stroke Rehabilitation
    • Palliative Care
    • Geriatric Day Hospital

On Boarding and Orientation


1. On-site placement checklist


Within two weeks of their start date, all new students are required to complete the Bruyère student Checklist. The e-modules can be found on the Learning Management System (LMS) available on InfoNet.

Once the form is completed, please sign and send to the director of practice, AHP Assistant (nkaur@bruyere.org) and to the director of practice, AHP (slaplante@bruyere.org).

2. Privacy and confidentiality form


Researchers, employees, students and volunteer are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality, privacy, and security of health information they have access to, and ensuring compliance with applicable institutional policy, legislation and regulatory requirements.

Please review and complete the Privacy and Confidentiality Statement Form. Once signed, please send to the director of practice, AHP Assistant (nkaur@bruyere.org) and to the director of practice, AHP (slaplante@bruyere.org).

3. Student orientation manual

Prior to the start of your placement, a student orientation manual will be sent to you by email. This has been developed for students training for Allied Health professions to help facilitate a positive learning experience at Bruyère. It will answer some of the FAQs such as parking and dress code.

Regular working hours are from Monday-Friday during the day. Pre-readings required to be completed before the start of the student rotation will be at the discretion of the preceptor. Please contact your preceptor for more information.



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Contact Information

Director of Practice, Allied Health Professions

Stéphanie LaPlante, MHA, M.Sc, RD

Email: slaplante@bruyere.org


Administrative Assistant

Louise Sutherland

Email: lsutherland@bruyere.org