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Bachelor of Child and Youth Care

Humber College’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.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 8,710 per semester
Location: Lakeshore Campus (Toronto, Canada)

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree program from Humber College 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.

Industry and Community Partnerships

Humber’s Faculty 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

Courses included:

  • Field Placement Preparation
  • Government and Social Welfare
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Interviewing and Counselling

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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:

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

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of settings such as:

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

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