Fanshawe College

Child and Youth Care

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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:Faculty of Community Studies
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Child Care and Support Services Management
Youth Services/Administration
Description:With Fanshawe's Child and Youth Care diploma program, you'll learn a broad range of skills that will enable you to positively affect the lives of those in society who are the most vulnerable.
You'll learn from veteran instructors about family issues and children's emotional and behavioural challenges. In this child and youth care program, you'll learn about special education and assistive technology. You'll develop cutting-edge counselling skills, examine child abuse and neglect, mental health issues, familial structures, psychotherapy techniques, and many other child-centred issues and concerns. When you graduate with a Child and Youth Care diploma, you'll have a dynamic and evolving range of skills that will allow you to work in a number of different fields such as group homes, correctional services, residential treatment centres, children's aid societies, boards of education, community resource centres and hospitals
URL:Child and Youth Care at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,271
Careers:Social and Community Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)


Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)


Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)


Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    The following items are applicable to the program and are time sensitive. Please refer to for important information about preparing for placement by the due date.

    •Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate (Level "C" CPR)

    •Evidence of Good Health

    •Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database

    •Placement Agreement

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on March 07, 2023