Work placements offered through Kohai LIFE provide participants with on the job experience in a fun, social environment. Placement partners include Cineplex, North York Harvest Food Bank and Salvation Army Thrift Store. 

Here’s what one of our work placement partners has to say about Kohai LIFE:

My name is Lisa Anderson and I manage volunteers at North York Harvest Food Bank. Since 1986 North York Harvest Food Bank has been the primary food bank in northern Toronto. An independent, charitable organization, we envision a community where all members are able to meet their food needs. Last year, we distributed over 2.7 million pounds of food across 77 different partner programs: neighbourhood food banks, shelters, programs for new parents and community kitchens. Every month, approximately 175 volunteers assist us in supporting these programs. In September 2017, a group of young adults from Kohai Life began volunteering with our food bank. This group of amazing individuals has been sorting food on most Thursday mornings between September and June. Every participant is engaged in some aspect of food sorting: checking for expired and damaged food products, placing food products into the correct categorized food boxes, constructing boxes, weighing and packing these boxes and recording the weights of these boxes. Our staff and other volunteers enjoy working and interacting with participants from Kohai LIFE. These young adults are extremely hardworking, reliable and personable. Our food bank is very fortunate that Kohai LIFE has chosen to volunteer with us.
— Lisa Anderson