Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta

Over 50 Years of Empowering Child and Youth Care Counsellors
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CYCAA is dedicated to the professionalization of Child and Youth Care by providing Child and Youth Care Counsellors with high ethical practice standards, advocating for recognition and growth of the profession, and by supporting the professional development of Counsellors in Alberta.

Vision Statement

Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta is a recognized leader in advancing the practice of Child and Youth Care to enhance the health of children, youth and families in safe and healthy communities.

Mission Statement

To advance the practice of Child and Youth Care through leadership, advocacy and professional development.

Land Acknowledgement

The Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta would like to acknowledge that Alberta is on traditional Treaty 6, Treaty 7 & Treaty 8 land. The CYCAA also recognizes that the Métis Nation holds a deep connection to this land and acknowledges the eight land-based Métis Settlements in Alberta and the Métis rights to that land, and all people who now make Alberta their home.

Our Partner Organizations

We are proud to be part of and support these talented and motivated organizations/agencies that are dedicated to making an impact on the lives of children and youth in Canada and around the world.  Please click on their respective logo’s to be taken to their websites.

FICE-Canada is pleased to be a national section of FICE-International [International Federation of Educative Communities] that was formed in 1948 to address the needs of children, youth, and families suffering from the devastating impacts of World War II across Europe and beyond. We are committed to learning from our international colleagues and to contributing to the future of FICE-International as a strong voice and effective organization for the well-being of children, youth, and families, and especially those with special needs or in various forms of distress.

The Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations is a national body established to serve as a coordinating and networking organization for provincial and territorial Child and Youth Care Associations.

Their vision as a unifying body is for the development of child and youth care practice and to advocate for quality care for children, youth and families within Canada.

We are ALIGN,  a collection of allies – a unified community of agencies that represents the diverse needs of Alberta’s children and families. We are proud to champion the work of our front-line service providers and to support our members. Together, we are stronger.

We are one voice for many – a collective voice for our membership that promotes the essential services our members provide. With a shared vision, we advocate for the causes and issues that directly affect our members and the children and families of Alberta. Together, we are bold.

The International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-Net) is a registered non-profit and public benefit organization in South Africa and a Not-For-Profit-Corporation in Canada running in terms of its own Constitution.

Its main objectives are “to promote and facilitate reading, learning, information sharing, discussion, networking, support and accountable practice amongst all who work with children, youth and families in difficulty.” – (From the CYC-Net Constitution)

Announcements and Information

AGM Reports December 11, 2023

AGM Reports December 11, 2023

Annual General Meeting December 11, 2023 ReportsAs the year draws to a close, our organization's Annual General Meeting (AGM) serves as a pivotal...

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Call for Award Nominations 2023

Call for Award Nominations 2023

Nomination will be accepted until Midnight on December 31, 2023 Any nominations received after this date will not be considered.CYCAA is thrilled to...

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Are you a Golfer?

Are you a Golfer?

Are you a golfer? Or, interested in golfing as a newbie (with little golf experience) but like to have a good time? Interested in getting to know...

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