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Honours Bachelor of Child and Youth Care

Tuition fee CA$20,525 per year

The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$18,338), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

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  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

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The 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. The curriculum 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, family practice room and children’s activity room. Your courses integrate the study of developmental, preventative and therapeutic approaches in child and youth care. They 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.

The first two years of the program provide you with a comprehensive understanding of child and youth development and current methodologies in child and youth care professional practice. In the final two years, you will be able to engage in courses related to the five areas of concentration in the program – youth justice and advocacy, social policy and research, approaches to care, community development and youth engagement, and international perspectives. The curriculum experiences throughout the program will support you in selecting a focus for your final thesis project in the fourth year.

Work Placement

Work-integrated Learning (WIL) is essential in connecting theory to practice. During the program, students will work on an applied project and/or with established community partners and school boards. Opportunities are arranged with the help of a dedicated field advisor. You will complete two Field Placement courses throughout the program. In Semester 3, you will begin to develop your skills working in the community with children, youth and families during this first 200-hour field experience. The final 540-hour experience occurs between the third and fourth year of the program.

The combination of field experiences will enable you to practise building therapeutic relationships, role model your professional skills, and link academic theory to child and youth care practice.

Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors

Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors – OACYC and the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations – CCCYCA.

Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada

This program is accredited by the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent of Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Career opportunities

Humber’s Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree program will allow 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
Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States