Confederation College

Child and Youth Care - Indigenous Specialization

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Program Information

School:Confederation College
Faculty:Community Services
Field of Study:Child Care Provider/Assistant
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Description:Is working with targeted young people using a social justice framework important to you? Become a Child and Youth Care professional, with a unique Indigenous specialization, to help children and youth find their voice.

Engage and empower targeted children and youth facing adversity, while gaining a unique grounding in the communities of northwestern Ontario. Confederation College’s Child and Youth Care (CYC), Accelerated program provides you with a unique experiential specialization focused on serving Indigenous youth and their families. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to cultivate resilience and self-advocacy with young people, helping them to find their voice. Using life-space intervention, in a variety of relational practice contexts, is the cornerstone of the CYC professional identity. Subjects and skill sets fostered include relational understandings of self, others and community; developmentally and culturally responsive practices; Indigenous models of healing and wellness; trauma and crisis interventions; advocacy, social justice and rights-based approaches; and community engagement. Graduates will have a thorough understanding of current trends in CYC practice, while their unique professional identity can serve them locally, regionally or beyond.
URL:Child and Youth Care - Indigenous Specialization at Confederation College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,032
International: $20,475

This cost estimate represents the full tuition. Please note that fees are estimated and are subject to change. Fees shown on this page are for full-time students attending the main Thunder Bay campus.

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.
    Program Requirements (for domestic students): Degree or diploma from an accredited university or college in the Human Services program area.

    Program Requirements (for international students):
  • A four-year degree from an accredited university or college in the Human Services field (minimum of 1st division); original transcripts as well as a notarized, translated copy must be provided where applicable and a minimum of six backlogs/failures.
  • English Proficiency; and Academic IELTS: 6.5, no band lower than 6.0.
  • * 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 July 18, 2022