The Executive Board is elected at the Annual General Meeting notice is sent out to the membership at least 6 weeks before the meeting so that nominations for the positions can be collected. If a position has one or more nominations then further nominations are not accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations are also collected for the Child and Youth Care Counsellor of the Year and the Visionary of the Year.

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The Executive BoardThe Executive Board has a President, Vice President, a Treasurer/Secretary and 10 Directors. The Executive Board is responsible for the Association’s goals and oversees all the committees. All committee chairs must be a member of the Executive Board.

Certification and Education CommitteeThe focus of this committee is the certification process, standards and content. The committee has representation from Certified Child and Youth Care Counsellors (5 members), Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families (1 member), the government (1 member) the colleges and universities that offer child and youth care programs (2 members).

Public Relations Committee This committee does both the relations with the public and the potential membership. Members can volunteer to forward emails around their agency/organization; do presentations to students and/or agencies in their area. Committee members prepare public presentations, documents or position papers.  Committee members also prepare marketing plans.  Committee members also manage our social media presence. Because this committee has several different areas of involvement members can volunteer to do one or two tasks or all of them.