Child and Youth Care

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
OnlineSeptember 2024 (Online Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The Child and Youth Care program prepares learners for management and leadership roles as part of an inter-professional team within the child and youth care field. Learners continue to enhance their abilities to support children, youth, and their families through therapeutic relationships, collaborative transitional planning, and advocacy. Within the program, learners explore various ways to support agencies and organizations through innovation, creation and implementation of agency frameworks and governance strategies.


The requirements for this graduate certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study. 

Admission Requirements

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  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field
    An equivalent combination of relevant education and related industry experience

    Career Possibilities

    Our program graduates are well prepared to lead a team specialized in child and youth care in a broad range of social service sectors. Graduates often take their skills back to their current job or transition to more leadership roles directing and organizing the delivery of high-quality care and support to children and youth. This work can include developing and implementing policies, ensuring regulation compliance and advocating to ensure positive outcomes for children and youth. These positions may include Associate Directors of Child and Youth organizations, Community Center Directors, Volunteer Services Director, Family Resource Manager, or Child and Youth Care NGO Manager.

    Specific Considerations

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Advocacy
    • Trauma-Informed Care
    • Transition Planning
    • Therapeutic Relationships
    • Policy Development
    • Leadership
    • Management

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    40030 - Managers in social, community and correctional services

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