The objectives of the Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta are:

1. To promote the profession of Child and Youth Care. To advocate for Child and Youth Care to be recognized as a profession under the Health Professions Act.

2. To maintain a code of ethics to govern Child and Youth Care Counsellors.

3. To provide a scope of practice to identify the parameters of the profession.

4. To educate the public about the roles and competencies of Child and Youth Care and how it impacts   children, youth, families and communities.

5. To provide specialized learning opportunities for our members.

6. To form liaisons with other Child and Youth Care Associations.

7. To maintain and oversee the Certification of Child and Youth Care Counsellors.