|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Advanced Diploma, College|
|Nominal duration||3 years, includes 3 field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,223 per year
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for 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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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Humber’s Child and Youth Care advanced diploma program prepares you to promote the optimal development of children, youth and their families. Students are required to develop skills in assessing needs, designing and implementing programs and planned environments, and using daily life events to support and facilitate positive change. The program provides foundational knowledge in infant, child and adolescent development; child and youth care relational practice principles; psychology of the family; evidence-based or evidence-informed intervention strategies; group dynamics; and therapeutic activities.
You will learn that an essential component of professional practice is self-awareness, with many courses emphasizing self-reflection and the classroom being a professional practice environment. Your high energy level and emotional maturity will help you meet the demands of working with children and youth with complex needs.
Our program is delivered by award-winning faculty, renowned in their field, with current, relevant experience and advanced degrees. A key feature of the program is its therapeutic play lab fostering experiential learning.
Professional Practicum with established partnerships is a critical component of this program. There are an exciting variety of innovative and traditional field experiences available in and around the Greater Toronto Area. Field experiences are arranged with the help of a field advisor and are typically unpaid.
In Semester 3, the practicum is two days a week for fourteen weeks. In Semesters 5 and 6, the practicum is four days per week over the term. Alongside this experiential work, students will also complete coursework and attend a seminar class.
With our program, you can enjoy the rewards of a career where you make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and youth by:
- understanding and learning about the complex challenges faced by children, youth and families
- building on strengths and capacities, and working collaboratively
- developing therapeutic relationships
- utilizing daily life events as opportunities to promote and facilitate positive change
- seeking out and connecting children, youth and their families with relevant, culturally specific and appropriate community resources
- working as part of an inter-professional team
Graduates enter a field with opportunities in a variety of settings including:
- child protection agencies
- community-based child and youth development programs
- parent education and family support
- school-based programs
- youth and women’s shelters
- open custody group homes for young offenders
- residential and day treatment programs in children’s mental health centres
- psychiatric hospitals
- early intervention and prevention programs