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

Get Your Tickets NOW!

Get Your Tickets NOW!

Tickets are now on sale 2022 National Child and Youth Care Conference to be held in beautiful Canmore on October 5th-7th, with an additional...

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Today is Trending Tuesday

Today is Trending Tuesday

Today is Trending Tuesday! Make your voice known to the Alberta Government! Last night, Premier Kenney made the following post on...

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2022 Call for Presentations

2022 Call for Presentations

The 2022 National Child and Youth Care Conference Canmore, Alberta October 5-7, 2022“Reaching for a Better Tomorrow”Call for PresentationsThe Child...

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Save the Date

Save the Date

Mark your Calendars for the 2022 National Child and Youth Care Conference to be held in beautiful Canmore on October 5th-7th, with an additional...

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

“May the Spirit of the Holidays be with you throughout the New Year.” –Unknown Our office is closed for the holiday season. We will be back in the...

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Visionary of the Year 2021

Visionary of the Year 2021

We are pleased to announce Dr. Pat Kostouros as the 2021 CYCAA Visionary of the Year.  Why this award? The Child and Youth Care Visionary of...

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