(Formerly Child and Youth Worker program)
Child and Youth Care practitioners are specialists in facilitating change in children, youth and young adults who are experiencing a range of social, emotional and/or behavioural challenges. Children and youth respond to the impact of change, stress, loss, poverty, violence, abuse and neglect with a range of emotions and behaviours including confusion, anger, withdrawal, aggression, hopelessness, violence, and suicide. Many of the children or youth experience numerous challenges and may have a variety of diagnoses.
Additionally, increasing numbers of these youth are in conflict with the law and/or are receiving therapeutic intervention. Understanding the individual and the unique nature of his/her response is therefore an important first task. Child and Youth Care practitioners are a valuable resource to children, youth and their families in this process. They commit themselves to understanding and interacting in therapeutic relationships with these children, youth, and their families to promote and facilitate positive change.
Frequently Asked Questions about the program can be found here
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:
- Grade 12 English at the C or U level
- Grade 11 Math
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.
If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older.
Immunization - Communicable Disease Requirements
Completion of the Immunization - Communicable Disease Form is a mandatory condition for your clinical/practical placement. THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Questions about completing this form can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Full-time student coverage for vaccines received on or after September 1 can be claimed under the Student Sickness & Accident Insurance Plan.
Criminal Background Check
Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying. Criminal Background Checks should not be ordered, until the student is advised to do so by Child and Youth Care (CYC) Faculty/Student Placement Facilitator (SPF).
Our Kingston campus has seen significant renovation over the past few years, including a brand new Student Life and Innovation Centre that houses a new gymnasium, fitness centre, pub, and more.
- Specialized educational programs
- Schools/residential treatment centres
- Group homes/youth detention centres
- Before- and after-care school programs
- Street/community work with children/youth
- Hospitals, children’s mental health centres
- Family and children’s services
- Self-employment initiatives
- Family Access Worker, Family and Children's Services of Frontenac Lennox and Addington
- Deployment Counsellor, Family Military Resource Centre
- Educational Assistant, LDSB & ALCDSB
- Youth Worker, ALCDSB
- Residential Support Worker, Program Facilitator, Community Living
- Police Officer, Kingston Police
- Emergency Support Worker, Home Base Housing
- Site Support Worker, Student Parent Support Worker, Pathways to Education
- Youth Outreach Worker, Youth Diversion
- Youth in Transition Worker, Resolve
- Program Facilitator, Boys and Girls Club of Kingston
Complete SLC Placement Requirements
- 6 Training Modules
- Student Declaration/Oath of Confidentiality
- Student Covid 19 Waiver
- CPIC - VULNERABLE SECTOR
- Boys and Girls Club of Kingston
- Pathways to Education
- Kingston Community Health Centre, Immigrant Services Kingston and Area
- Home Base Housing
- Youth Diversion
- Quintilian Private School
- Family and Children's Services of Frontenac Lennox and Addington
- Community Living
613.544.5400, ext. 1607
Contact a member of our recruitment team
1.800.463.0752 and ask for Recruiting
International Students Contact
+1 613.544.5400 ext. 5514