Child and Youth Care

Graduate from Cambrian's Child and Youth Care program in two years. Our nationally-accredited program offers a condensed delivery format and provides you with the knowledge and placement experiences you need to launch your career.

Through theory and lab courses and two block fieldwork semesters, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to work with children, adolescents, and their families who are experiencing emotional, behavioural, and mental health issues in a variety of settings. These setting include mental health, correctional, educational, and child welfare agencies and services.

Courses emphasize the acquisition of evidence-based theories and interventions, ensuring you can effectively facilitate positive change for children, youth, and their families.

Shift work, which includes nights, days, afternoons, and weekends, is a reality in many child and youth care settings (e.g. residential care), and students are required to follow the work schedules and routines of their fieldwork placements.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Child and Youth Care practitioner in:
    • Schools
    • Community agencies
    • Youth detention facilities
    • The Children’s Aid Society
    • Mental health agencies
    • Residential care and treatment settings

Accreditations

  • Cambrian's Child and Youth Care program is nationally-accredited by the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board (CYCEAB).

Every attempt is made to accommodate your request to complete your placements in the community/communities of your choice. However, it may be necessary to search for a placement opportunity outside of your preferred geographic area. You will be responsible for all placement-related costs.

Plan your future

Next Session start

September 2017

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time

Graduate in 2019*

*Minimum Full time length is 2 years