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Help change the lives of vulnerable children, youth and families who are in difficult situations. Working with people in need can be challenging, but the rewards and job satisfaction are large. The two-year Child and Youth Care Counsellor diploma program gives you the skills and confidence you need to advocate for, counsel and nurture those in need.
Strong values needed
To become a child and youth care counsellor, you’ll need to be strong physically, emotionally and morally. The children and youth you’ll work with may have suffered physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and/or family breakdown. Some may have behavioural or learning difficulties.
You will gain knowledge and practical experience in a variety of areas, including:
Child and youth care counsellors work with children, youth and families in justice centres, school programs, group homes, treatment centres and community programs.
Your job title could be:
Graduates are eligible for professional certification through the Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta.
Graduates can transfer most of the two years of course work from this program to Mount Royal’s Bachelor of Applied Child Studies. The diploma also transfers to various child and youth care programs at universities across Canada.
Gain international perspective
There are opportunities to study and work abroad through partnerships established with leading institutions. International study is a great way to gain greater understanding and perspective. For details on these opportunities please contact the Department of Child and Youth Studies.