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Child and Youth Care, Bachelor of

Ministry Name: Bachelor of Child and Youth Care

Credential: Honours DegreeProgram Code: 22231Length: 8 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
      • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
      • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Vulnerable Sector Check

During your program of study, a vulnerable sector check will be requested. In respect of the 90-day limit on validity of record checks and the types of checks required by various agencies, please do not attain a vulnerable sector check prior to being accepted to the program. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time. 

Employers who provide field placement opportunities may require students to undergo a vulnerable sector check for criminal offences. It is important for potential students to understand that the requirements noted above are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program, including the field project or internship components, and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.

Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $7,822.84
  • international: $16,673.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,953.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,471.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$85.00$85.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,943.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,481.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$75.00$75.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 7Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,758.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 8Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,780.45$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,645.19
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$21.53$21.53
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

$300 – $500 - textbooks and supplies (per semester). For information regarding fees for work terms, refer to Fees.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

HUMBER PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*Graduates from similar diploma programs in Ontario may also be eligible for this pathway. 

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline.  Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Graduates from recognized institutions in Ontario with the same program learning outcomes as the Humber program may be eligible for admission into an advanced semester.

Learn more >

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Katherine Sloss, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79270
katherine.sloss@humber.ca

communityservices.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Join a Humber information session for this program on January 21, 2019.

Humber’s Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree program provides you with the knowledge and skills required for in-depth work with children, youth and families. The program is based on the professional practice of child and youth care supported by the disciplines of psychology, sociology, community development, political science and education. The curriculum focuses on the theory and research of relational practice: building relationships to support children and youth in crisis or going through experiences of challenge and change.

You’ll learn from highly qualified professors, as well as from guest lecturers from the child and youth care practice field, youth in care and community representatives. You’ll have the unique opportunity to develop key skills under supervision in our state-of-the-art interview labs, therapeutic play laboratory setting, our family practice room and children’s activity room.

Your courses integrate the study of developmental, preventative and therapeutic approaches in child and youth care and will teach you direct methods such as interviewing and counselling, responding to abuse, therapeutic play, and other intervention modalities taught from a strength-based perspective and within a caring, anti-oppressive framework.

The first two years of the program provide you with a comprehensive understanding of child and youth development, as well as current methodologies in child and youth care professional practice. In the final two years, you will be able to engage in courses related to five areas of concentration in the program – youth justice and advocacy, social policy and research, approaches to care, community development and youth engagement, and international perspectives. The curriculum and work placement experiences throughout the program will support you to select a focus for your final thesis project in fourth year.

 

 

Courses Learning Outcomes


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Describe, analyze and evaluate key concepts, ethics, values and theoretical approaches (historical and contemporary) in child and youth care and related community development.

  • Analyze issues of social diversity and equality and their effects in relation to child and youth care and community development.

  • Plan, implement, assess and evaluate child-centred & family-centred programs to meet the needs of clients, staff, families and community.

  • Identify the challenges and rewards of working with children and youth especially those with physical, behavioural, social, and developmental issues in independent, organizational, institutional and community settings.

  • Identify and evaluate alternatives to the current child and youth intervention strategies, with a view to anticipating future directions.

  • Advocate for the holistic development of children and youth.

  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships and partnerships with clients, professionals and the community demonstrating effective conflict management skills.

  • Describe and evaluate the complex role of the community in child and youth development.

  • Identify and implement the process of program management, measuring the cost and effectiveness of child and youth care and development.

  • Examine & apply various research methods assessing the appropriateness of their use.

  • Adhere to the laws, codes, regulations, standards and practices to protect the health, safety and welfare of clients, the public and other professionals involved in child and youth care community development initiatives with children and youth.

  • Identify and implement community development processes measuring the cost and effectiveness of child and youth community development programs.

  • Analyze contemporary issues in child and youth care including nutrition, literacy, poverty, homelessness, addictions, violence, substance use, crime, resilience and determinants of health.

  • Evaluate social justice and political issues in regards to child and youth care and community development practices at local, national and global levels.

  • Develop curriculum, programs and strategies for children, youth and the community which reflect current educational theory and pedagogy.

  • Demonstrate self-awareness, self-confidence, self-direction, self-management, self-reflection and self-care in one’s professional development.


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Work Placement

Beginning in the first semester, you will have the opportunity to participate in an introductory field project that will enable you to apply theory to practice. In your second semester, you will be prepared for more advanced field projects by part- icipating in our Professional Practice course, enabling you to then select and learn through field projects beginning in Semester 3. These projects will support you to develop your skills working in the community with children, youth and families.

In addition, you will be required to complete a 14-week unpaid work placement between third and fourth year.

The combination of work placements and field projects will enable you to build therapeutic relationships, role model your professional skills and link academic theory to child and youth care practice.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen

Child and Youth Care program video

Humber’s four-year Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree program is firmly grounded in the disciplines of child and youth care psychology, sociology, community development, political science and education. Watch the video to hear what our faculty have to say about the program.

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Our Faculty

This community-oriented program is delivered by experienced professors who are active in the child and youth care profession. Drawing on years of professional and academic experience, your professors will help you learn the skills and knowledge you will need to help children, youth and families develop positive strategies for change in their lives and communities.

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Joanna Amirault

PhD (Criminology) - Simon Fraser University, BC
MA (Criminology) - Simon Fraser University, BC
BA (Sociology) - Queen's University
Professor and Program Coordinator

Jaspreet Bal

PhD - Queens University
MA - Brock University
BA - Brock University

Dana Costin

PhD (School and Clinical Child Psychology) - OISE, University of Toronto
MA (School and Clinical Child Psychology) - OISE, University of Toronto
BSc (Combined Honours Biology and Psychology) - York University
Professor

Beverly-Jean Daniel

PhD - University of Toronto
MEd - University of Toronto
BA Psychology - York University

Tina Lackner

MSc (Family Work) – Nova Southeastern University, USA
BA (Child and Youth Care) – Ryerson Polytechnic University
Diploma (Child and Youth Worker) (Honours) – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Professor

Sara Nickerson-White

PhD (Candidate) – University of Waterloo
MA – Queen's University
BA – St. Thomas University, NB
Professor

Heather Ramey

PhD - Brock University
MA - Brock University
BA - Ryerson

Charlotte Serpa

MEd (Adult Education - Community Development) – OISE, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Community Welfare (Youth Work) – University of Western Sydney, Australia
Diploma (Child and Youth Worker) – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Professor

Katherine Sloss

PhD (candidate) (Adult Education - Community Development) - OISE, University of Toronto
MEd (Adult Education - Community Development) - OISE, University of Toronto
BA (Child and Youth Care) - Ryerson University
Diploma (Child and Youth Care Worker) - Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Program Coordinator and Professor

Wolfgang Vachon

MEd (Adult Education, Community, International, and Transformative Learning) – OISE, University of Toronto
BFA (Drama in Education) – Concordia University, PQ
Professor

Brenda Webb

MEd (Counselling Psychology) – OISE, University of Toronto
BA (Psychology) – University of Western Ontario
Diploma (CCW) – George Brown College
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Your Career

Our program allows you the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children, youth and communities.

You may find yourself in a variety of roles such as:

  • child and youth or family support
  • education
  • community development
  • child welfare and protection
  • advocacy
  • youth justice
  • children’s mental health
  • policy development

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of settings such as:

  • urban and rural communities
  • Canadian or international organizations
  • government agencies
  • non-governmental organizations

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors (OACYC) and the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations (CCCYCA).

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

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.

Industry and Community Partnerships

Humber’s School of Social & Community Services has earned an excellent reputation within the child and youth care community and profession. Our community partners include:

  • Major children’s mental health organizations
  • Children’s aid organizations
  • Street-involved youth support networks
  • Office of the Ontario Child Advocate

Program Events

Humber Bachelor of Child and Youth Care students have the opportunity to attend and host many industry events throughout the year. Students are encouraged to become involved in the multitude of program and school activities that promote professional development and practice.

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.