Accredited Degree and Diploma Granting Universities and Colleges in Alberta
Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton has a degree, diploma and a distance learning program in Child and Youth Care.
Mount Royal University, Calgary has a degree program in Child Studies with a major in Child and Youth Care.
Lakeland College offers a diploma program in Child and Youth Care at their Vermilion Campus & Online.
Lethbridge College offers a diploma program in Child and Youth Care.
Medicine Hat College offers a diploma program in Child and Youth Care.
Career options of Child and Youth Care Graduates
As a child and youth worker is that you deal with a number of situations, and learn skills that transfer to other social work professions. For example, an at-risk youth could be facing all sorts of issues from abuse, substance addiction, or even homelessness. Your experiences will prepare you for any number of career paths if you choose to move upwards or laterally.
A CYC Diploma/Degree can lead to work in:
- School Based Child and Youth Care
- Child Protection
- Youth Probation/corrections
- Family Support Work
- Child and Youth Mental Support Work
- Community-based Youth and Family Work
- Community Outreach
- And a variety of other opportunities
Watch The Many Faces of Child And Youth Work in Alberta video from Lethbridge College to learn more about this wonderfully diverse profession.
Watch Child And Youth Work in Canada video from 2013 on YouTube outlining the career choices for Child and Youth Care Counsellors.
Watch 2010 European Youth Conference on Youth Work video for Child and Youth Care Counsellors and how they are working together.