Membership Benefits and Requirements

Benefits for our Members

  • Become certified and maintain certification.
  • Access to online learning modules for Standard, Student and Certified Members.
  • Gain opportunities for professional development and recognition.
  • Attend CYCAA conferences and workshops at reduced rates.
  • Attend provincial and regional conferences at reduced rates.
  • Networking with Child and Youth Care Counsellors from other organizations.
  • Yearly award eligibility.
  • Learn about employment opportunities from our Organizational members.
  • Become a Board Member and help steer the direction of the Association, assist one or more of the committees, and/or fulfill your requirements for maintenance of your Certified status.
  • Become a committee member and help shape the future of the Association and its members.

Requirements for Membership

  • Standard Membership – $100.00/year (plus certification maintenance dues $70 if applicable)
    Must demonstrate at least one of the following: Living or going to school in Alberta, Working as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor, CYCA Administrator, CYC Supervisor, CYC Instructor/Trainer, Individual holding a CYC diploma or degree, Full or Intermediate Certification in Alberta.
  • Student Membership – $35.00 (2 or 3-year Diploma program), $55.00 (3 or 4-year Degree program)
    An individual enrolled in a Post Secondary CYC program in Alberta, or an individual living in Alberta but going to school out of province. * This membership is a one-time fee and is valid for the entire duration of the diploma/degree program. All students receive one FREE year of membership following graduation. 
  • Organization Membership – $100.00/year
    Programs that work with children, youth and/or families that accept our code of ethics; are able to have workshop/employment information listed on our website. Membership for agencies/organizations provides two votes at any general meeting.


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