Humber’s Child and Youth Care – Accelerated advanced diploma program prepares you to promote the optimal development of children, youth and their families. You will develop skills in assessing needs, designing and implementing programs and planned environments, and using daily life events to support and facilitate positive change. The program provides foundational knowledge in infant, child and adolescent development; child and youth care relational practice principles; psychology of the family; evidence- based or evidence-informed intervention strategies; group dynamics; and therapeutic activities.
Our accelerated program makes it possible for students with previous postsecondary education to fast-track through our program in 16 consecutive months without compromising the required work placement. Studies begin in September, with graduation projected for December of the following academic year.
Courses Program Standards Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Work placements are a critical component of Humber’s CYC – Accelerated advanced diploma program. There is an exciting variety of innovative and traditional placements available in and around the Greater Toronto Area. Placements can also be arranged in your own community and all are unpaid. Humber has established partnerships with agencies, schools, etc., that provide work placements. For the first placement, opportunities tend to be school-based and assigned. The second and third work placements are chosen by students from a list of potential placements then matched by the school. First and third placements are three days a week and four days a week through the summer. This provides students with more than 1,000 hours of practical CYC experience.
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Humber’s diploma is the one most frequently recognized as qualifying people to work therapeutically with children and youth experiencing emotional, behavioural, psychiatric and social difficulties. Watch the video to find out more about why our graduates entered the program.
With our program, you can enjoy the rewards of a career where you make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and youth.
Our graduates encounter a field with opportunities in a variety of settings including:
Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors (OACYC)
Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors (OACYC).
Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations
Graduates may apply to become members of the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Our advisory committee is made up of people with extensive experience in the child and youth care profession and represent a variety of settings in which child and youth care practitioners are employed. Many are also members of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.
Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.
On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.