Child and Youth Care

Fort Frances, Kenora and Sioux Lookout

Professional Child and Youth Care practitioners specialize in helping children, youth and families improve their lives. Students will receive training in areas including counselling, addictions, sexuality, recreation, mental health and special needs. Course content places a strong emphasis on practice and application, including four levels of supervised field placement in a variety of settings. Theory and application are woven together throughout training so students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience and learn from the experiences of others.

Start Date

January, 2021

Program/Course length

3 Years


Advanced Diploma
Sault College

Admission Requirements

  1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma, equivalent, or mature student test
  2. ENG4C/ENG4U


  • Semester 1
    • CMM110-3 College Communication Skills
    • CYC100-3 Introduction to Human Relations
    • CYC101-3 Substance Use Continuum
    • CYC102-4 CYC Methods I: Intro to Profession
    • PST102-3 Introduction to Psychology
    • GEN100-3 Global Citizenship
  • Semester 2
    • CMM225-3 Human Services Communication
    • CYC150-3 Integrated Seminar I
    • CYC151-7 Community Practicum I
    • CYC152-3 Therapeutic Recreations
    • CYC153-3 Child and Adolescent Development I
    • CYC154-3 Addictions: Evidence-Informed Practice
    • CYC155-3 CYC Methods II: Behavioural Intervention
  • Semester 3
    • CYC200-3 Integrated Seminar II
    • CYC201-9 Community Practicum II
    • CYC202-3 Counselling Skills I
    • CYC203-3 Group Dynamics I
    • CYC204-3 Child and Adolescent Development II
    • CYC205-3 CYC Family Practice
    • CYC206-3 CYC Methods III: Case Management
  • Semester 4
    • CYC250-3 Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence I
    • CYC251-3 Group Dynamics II
    • CYC251-3 Group Dynamics II
    • CYC252-Youth in Conflict with the Law
    • CYC253-3 Counselling Skills II
    • CYC254-3 Abuse and Family Violence
    • GEN General Education Course
  • Semester 5
    • CYC300-3 Family Dynamics
    • CYC301-3 Integrated Seminar III
    • CYC302-9 Community Practicum III
    • CYC303-3 Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence II
    • CYC304-3 Working with Diverse Populations
    • CYC305-3 CYC Methods IV: Trauma-Focused Therapies
  • Semester 6
    • CYC350-3 Human Sexuality
    • CYC351-3 Integrated Seminar IV
    • CYC352-3 Working with Gender and Sexual Minorities
    • CYC353-9 Community Practicum IV
    • CYC354-4 Community Development
    • SSC102-3 Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

Fees (Estimated)

  • Year 1 Tuition: $2,648.20
  • Years 2 & 3 Tuition: TBD
  • Textbooks: TBD


November 30, 2020

For more information, contact a program coordinator:

Aimee Beazley
(807) 274-2796 ext. 1213

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