Welcome to the Child & Youth Care Association of Alberta

What the Child and Youth Care Association has to offer:



Child and Youth Care Counsellors provide a distinct and crucial service in the social and mental health of children youth and families who are considered at-risk or with children in-care.


Our Mission:

The Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta works to improve professional standards for Child and Youth Care Counsellors by providing support, education and opportunities to enhance skills and abilities; ensuring that children, youth and families receive the highest quality of care.

The Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta serves Child and Youth Care professionals by:

  • Providing vital education resources and opportunities
  • A certification process to ensure the quality of the profession
  • Providing support, and opportunities to enhance skills and abilities
  • Access to provincial, national and international conferences
  • Advocating for legislation given our essential service to the public
  • Maintain a code of ethics and standardization activities
  • Awards and recognition of Child and Youth Care Counsellors who excel in their work

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