Conference and Workshops

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The Workshop and Job board on this website is provided as a support to our members. Those accessing the CYCAA website and using the workshop or job board must recognize that the association is not endorsing any of the content. The Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta does not take responsibility for the professional conduct, practice, and decisions of its members. As an individual accessing this information you are doing so of your own volition and will does hereby release and forever discharge the Child and Youth Care Association, and its officers, board, employees, and contractors, jointly and severally from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands for, upon or by reason of damage, loss or injury, which hereafter may be sustained from engaging with any workshop or job that is or was accessed on this CYCAA website. To read the entire disclaimer click here Job board Disclaimer



CYCAA     If you missed the call in July to renew your CYCAA membership, then please do so now.  Also, please ensure that your Maintenance of Certification is up to date by submitting your forms ASAP.   Also, if you have been thinking about obtaining your Certification, now is the time to take action.   The Registration for Certification forms can be downloaded from the CYCAA website.  The CYCAA is updating its member database, so if it’s been awhile since y


ALBERTA CHILD SERVICES     The nomination period for the 19th annual CS Great Kids Awards has been extended.   Nominations will now be accepted until 4 pm on January 31, 2019.  See more information at this link  Great Kids Award nominations extended


ALIGN       ALIGN is  hosting a 2-Day workshop: Cree Kinship on March 18 &19!  The purpose of this 2 day experience is to share nêhiyaw teachings on kinship, community, ceremony, development, and wellbeing in a method that is transferable to practice with Indigenous families. Our team is Dr. Leona Makokis, Dr. Ralph Bodor, Kristina Kopp.

TIME: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Lunch included

LOCATION: Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton, AB

COST: members $450.00 and non – members $500.00


For additional information on this training opportunity, click on this link  Cree Kinship Workshop


UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA  –  Conference April 25 – 27, 2019

Child and Youth Care in Action VI.  Moving Through Trails and Trails Towards Community Wellness.

Conference registration is now open! In order to take advantage of the Early Bird rate, please register by February 28, 2019.

 There are three registration options:

v  Early Bird Registration (until February 28th) — $200

v  Regular Registration (starting March 1st) — $245

v  Current Student Registration — $115

REGISTER HERE        For further details about the conference, please visit our conference website:

Please contact Caroline Green, Conference Coordinator (, for further conference information or with any questions about the registration process.



Check out this new book by Patricia Kostouros and Michelle Briegel (CYCAA Directors and Instructors at Mount Royal University)    CHILD AND YOUTH CARE PRACTICE – Collected Wisdom for New Practitioners, available November 2018.  Book – Child and Youth Care Practice    BUY THE BOOK as paperback or ebook


CYC-ASSETS    Transitions can be a difficult time for many children. We are offering you the opportunity to increase your toolbox with additional skills and strategies. We will cover assessments, visual spport strategies and offering choices to the clients. Skill building supports for the client will also be explored including modeling and motivators.

View our On-Demand webinars here…Webinars on Demand