Program Listing

Georgian College, Ontario-Canada

Child and Youth Care

Shortlist Program

Program Details

3 Year - Undergraduate Advanced Diploma

Course Duration:

3 Years

Application Fee:

100 CAD

Tuition Fee:

17670.85 CAD/Year


Fall 2023: Orillia Winter 2024: Orillia

Program Description

Learn to work with children and youth who exhibit social, emotional, and behavioural challenges that may be associated with mental health, cognitive and neurodevelopmental issues, socioeconomic factors, trauma and abuse, and involvement with the justice system. Child and Youth Care practitioners engage with at-risk children, youth, and their families in a variety of settings as they navigate these challenges and build on strengths and capacities to facilitate positive changes. Students explore, practice, and implement a variety of evidence-informed therapeutic prevention and intervention strategies that are based on an understanding of risk and resiliency, the ecological perspective, relational practice, human development, family systems, equity and inclusion, and exceptionalities. We emphasize experiential interactive learning, community service and opportunities for social innovation, entrepreneurship, and changemaking.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status Grade 12 English (C or U) Applicants with previous postsecondary education such as a degree or diploma from an accredited university or college in the area of Human Services, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology or Sociology can apply to our accelerated delivery which can be completed in 16 consecutive months; studies begin in September, with graduation projected for December of the following academic year. NOTE: Applicants applying to the accelerated program through use the major CYAC. Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.


Tuition Fees mentioned above is an approximate value from the college website. Exact tuition will be mentioned in your Letter of Acceptance from the institute. For accurate Admission requirements visit college/university program page.