Is working with targeted young people using a social justice framework important to you? Become a Child and Youth Care professional, with a unique Indigenous specialization, to help children and youth find their voice.
Engage and empower targeted children and youth facing adversity, while gaining a unique grounding in the communities of northwestern Ontario. Confederation College’s Child and Youth Care (CYC), Accelerated program provides you with a unique experiential specialization focused on serving Indigenous youth and their families. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to cultivate resilience and self-advocacy with young people, helping them to find their voice. Using life-space intervention, in a variety of relational practice contexts, is the cornerstone of the CYC professional identity.
Subjects and skill sets fostered include relational understandings of self, others and community; developmentally and culturally responsive practices; Indigenous models of healing and wellness; trauma and crisis interventions; advocacy, social justice and rights-based approaches; and community engagement. Graduates will have a thorough understanding of current trends in CYC practice, while their unique professional identity can serve them locally, regionally or beyond.
1. High school diploma or Secondary school diploma
2. High school or Secondary school transcript of grades/marksheets
3. Language certificate
4. Recommendation letter