Welcome to the Child & Youth Care Association of Alberta
A website designed for professionals in the Child and Youth Care Sector who are interested in expanding their professional development.
The Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta serves Child and Youth Care professionals by providing support, education and opportunities to enahnce their skills and abilities. The association supports quality care for the children, youth and families of Alberta.
May 14th 2013 our online education system will be launched at Grant MacEwan University South Campus 7319-29th Ave Edmonton. A lite lunch will be served at noon with the launch at 1 p:m This is a very exciting event as it is the first of it's kind made possible with a grant from Human Services Members of the Association are invited to attend the launch please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone wanting to pay their dues with PayPal please go to the membership tab and access membership renewal.
2012's Child & Youth Care Counsellor of the Year Award Recipient: Donna Jamieson Degrees: M. Ed.
Donna has been working in the field of child and youth care since 1981.She became a certified child and youth care counsellor in 1984, and was a registered psychologist from 1981 to 2007.
Donna is currently the chair of Grant MacEwan College's Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program in Edmonton, Alberta. She began teaching part-time at MacEwan in 1996, and in 2003 she became a full-time instructor. Prior to coming to MacEwan, she headed the Yellowhead Family Support program, an in-home, community based program that employed child and youth care counsellors to provide support, education, and counselling to families referred by Alberta Children's Services. She was part of this program, which developed and provided services for children, youth, and families for more than 20 years. Before this, she worked at Yellowhead Youth Centre, in various school systems, and at Alberta Hospital. Donna continues to provide workshops and training for community agencies.
2012's Person Of Vision Award Recipient: Marlene Kingsmith Degrees: B.P.E., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Marlene has a long and distinguished career in Child and Youth Care in here in Alberta. She has been dedicated to the welfare of children and youth for more than 35 years. She has fostered more than 40 children and she has had a huge impact on all of them, she has been a Child Welfare Worker and advocated for children in that capacity, she has worked in a variety of treatment facilities, she has been a member of the board of director's for the Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta for many years and she operated a six-bed group care program for 18 years. In 1989, Marlene began mentoring others to be advocates for vulnerable children, youth, and families as an instructor at Mount Royal University. In this capacity she has touched even more lives of children as she now gets to inspire an entire generation of Child and Youth Care Counsellors. Marlene is currently the Coordinator of the Child and Youth Care program at Mount Royal University and her students absolutely love her. Many of her former students talk about how inspirational she was to them and how she helped to shape their careers.
The CYCAA Certification Board is currently reviewing and revising Certification Exam questions. These updates should be available shortly. The Board 's intent, collaborating with various Child and Youth Care university programs, is to align the exam questions with both post-secondary course content as well as best and current practices in the field. Additionally, our goal is to develop questions that reflect diverse practices across the province.
The Board would like to thank and congratulate the conference committee for all of their hard work and putting on an excellent conference. The entire event was impressive.