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Child & Youth Care

Seneca College - King
Canada, Ontario, King City
Tuition fee CA$16,043 per year

The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$14,486), health insurance and ancillary charges.

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

Registration fee CA$390 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • 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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This three-year advanced diploma program will provide you with a full range of intervention, prevention and treatment strategies to facilitate a positive change for children, adolescents and families in need of emotional, social, developmental or mental health support. You will receive in-depth training and education in behavioural theories, practices and a foundational understanding of assessment, intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and activities with children and youth.

As a graduate of this program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you are eligible to pursue Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health program. This unique pathway allows you to earn a degree within two years (4 semesters plus a work-term) after completion of a summer bridging stream.

Completion of the summer bridging stream includes the following courses:

  • MHB399: Advanced Studies in Community Mental Health
  • MHB499: Health and Community Psychology
  • MHB799: Trauma Methods and Practices in Community Mental Health


Throughout the course of this advanced diploma program, you will develop skills in:

  • Prevention, intervention and treatment strategies
  • Treatments, counselling and therapeutic theories
  • Understanding in adolescent development, violence, child and youth management, diversity, therapeutic activities, group and family work

Professional Certification

  • ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Training Certificate
  • CPI – Crisis Prevention Intervention Training Certification

Field Placement

As a student of this program, if you meet all the academic requirements, you will have the opportunity to participate in approximately 1,200 hours of field placement during semesters 3 to 6 in a professional setting. Unpaid field placements will take place throughout semester 3, two days a week, while semester 4, 5 and 6 will take place three times a week.

Career opportunities

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Residential treatment centres
  • Day treatment centres
  • Group homes
  • Hospitals
  • Children’s aid societies

You will also be qualified to work alongside:

  • Educators
  • Medical and social work professionals
  • Correctional officers
  • Family organizations
Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States