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  • BACHELOR OF |Child and Youth Care

     Type: 4-Year Degree      

     Start Date: September      

     Location: Lakeshore Campus      

The Bachelor of Child and Youth Care is a four-year baccalaureate degree. The first two years of the program provide students with a comprehensive understanding of child and youth care, followed by a concentrated study on community development with children and youth in the final two years.

Child and Youth Care program video

Watch the video to hear what our faculty have to say. 

What you will learn

Your program will be 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 change.

Work placement

Gain valuable real-life work experience with a 14-week work placement (local/international) which gives you the opportunity to practice skills in a supervised setting. The placement may be in a social service, community or educational agency or organization where they will have an opportunity to work with children and youth. During work placement, students may have a variety of responsibilities and take on roles to support teachers, child and youth care workers or community development professionals.

Career options

Work in planning, and development. Deliver specialty children and youth community programs funded by government and non-governmental organizations.

  • Child and Youth Counsellor
  • Community Developer
  • Outreach Worker
  • Service Coordinator
  • Case Manager
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Project Manager

Professional membership 

The program is an organizational member of the Ontario and the Canadian Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.

Partnerships and pathways

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

Advisory committee

Professionals with diversified and extensive experience in the profession make up our advisory committee and guide the development of this degree.

Community partners 

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

Program Coordinator
Katherine Sloss
Lakeshore Campus
416.675.6622 ext.79270

Specialized labs

play lab facility

Program events

Humber Bachelor of Child and Youth Care students have the opportunity to attend and host many industry events throughout the year, including the annual 4th year poster presentation night.

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