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Child and Youth Care Diploma


Students practice professional skills by working and learning in 3 different Field Placement settings.

Types of Placements
School boards and private schools (elementary, middle school, and high school)
Residential programs (Group homes, Foster homes, maternity homes, youth shelters, and custody centres)
Community Agencies/Settings (boys and girls clubs, after school programs, and outreach services)
Child and youth protection and advocacy services
Hospitals (Child and adolescent units – inpatient and outpatient, and youth clinics)
Student Roles Within Placement
Support and care for children and youth in the areas of academics, behaviours, social skills, developmental needs, mental health, etc.
Case Management: including intakes, plan of care, goal setting, assessments and referrals
Relational Practice: evidenced-based interventions and counselling to promote positive change, growth and resiliency
Outreach and youth engagement specific to agency's needs
Facilitate programming and workshops. Therapeutic activities for groups or individuals to develop life skills, social skills, character building and mindfulness
Key Learning
Develop and maintain relationships with children, youth and their families applying principles of relational practice and respecting their unique life space, cultural and human diversity
Plan, implement and evaluate interventions using evidence informed practices in the areas of therapeutic milieu and programming, and group work to promote resiliency and to enhance development in children, youth and their families
Advocate for the rights of children, youth and their families and maintain an anti-oppression perspective and cultural competence in diverse cultural context
Apply communication, teamwork and organizational skills with in the inter-– professional team and with community partners to enhance the quality of service in child and youth care practice
Use evidence-based research, professional development resources and supervision models to support professional growth and lifelong learning

Placement Timeframe

Regular Stream

Students starting the CYC program in January 2017 will enter field placement in January 2018.

Students starting the CYC program in September 2016 will enter field placement in September 2017.

210 hours. Wednesdays and Thursdays. 15 weeks in semester 3
480 hours. Monday to Thursday. 15 weeks in semester 5
480 hours. Monday to Thursday. 15 weeks in semester 6

Accelerated Stream

315 hours. Monday to Wednesday. 15 weeks in semester 2
480 hours. Monday to Thursday. 15 weeks in semester 3
315 hours. Monday to Wednesday. 15 weeks in semester 4

September Start

Field Placement

Semester 1 - Fall  
Semester 2 - Winter  
Spring  
Semester 3 - Fall Field Placement
Semester 4 - Winter  
Spring  
Semester 5 - Fall Field Placement
Semester 6 - Winter Field Placement

Pre-requisites to Enter Field Placement

Semester 1 - Fall Pre-requisites
Semester 2 - Winter  
Spring  
Semester 3 - Fall Pre-requisite
Semester 4 - Winter  
Spring  
Semester 5 - Fall  
Semester 6 - Winter  

Placement Abroad Option

Students may have the option to complete one semester of their placement internationally or abroad. For more information, click here.

Semester 1 - Fall  
Semester 2 - Winter  
Spring  
Semester 3 - Fall  
Semester 4 - Winter  
Spring Independent Placement Abroad option
Semester 5 - Fall  
Semester 6 - Winter  

Meaghan Bastable

International Coordinator
416-675-6622 ext.3741 

January Start

Field Placement

Semester 1 - Winter  
Spring  
Semester 2 - Fall  
Semester 3 - Winter Field Placement
Spring  
Semester 4 - Fall  
Semester 5 - Winter Field Placement
Spring  
Semester 6 - Fall Field Placement

Pre-requisites to Enter Field Placement

Semester 1 - Winter Pre-requisites
Spring  
Semester 2 - Fall  
Semester 3 - Winter Pre-requisite
Spring  
Semester 4 - Fall  
Semester 5 - Winter  
Spring  
Semester 6 - Fall  

Placement Abroad Option

Students may have the option to complete one semester of their placement internationally or abroad. For more information, click here.

Semester 1 - Winter  
Spring  
Semester 2 - Fall  
Semester 3 - Winter  
Spring Independent Placement Abroad option
Semester 4 - Fall  
Semester 5 - Winter  
Spring Independent Placement Abroad option
Semester 6 - Fall  

Meaghan Bastable

International Coordinator
416-675-6622 ext.3741 

Accelerated Program

Field Placement

Semester 1 - Fall  
Semester 2 - Winter Field Placement
Semester 3 - Spring Field Placement
Semester 4 - Fall Field Placement

Pre-requisites to Enter Field Placement

Semester 1 - Fall Pre-requisites
Semester 2 - Winter  
Semester 3 - Spring  
Semester 4 - Fall  

Placement Abroad Option

Students may have the option to complete one semester of their placement internationally or abroad. For more information, click here.

Semester 1 - Fall  
Semester 2 - Winter  
Semester 3 - Spring Independent Placement Abroad option
Semester 4 - Fall  

Meaghan Bastable

International Coordinator
416-675-6622 ext.3741 

Contact Information

Kelly Cassano

Field Placement Coordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 79274