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P.O. Box 631 Station A
Toronto, ON, M1K 5E9


Child and Youth Worker 1205

Certificate Code
Certificate Name:
Child and Youth Worker
Professional child and youth workers enhance the growth and development of children, youth and their families within a wide range of therapeutic contexts.

Students will learn the principles, philosophies and characteristics of relational child and youth work practice such as co-creating relationships, working developmentally and understanding professional boundaries.

Upon successful completion of the three levels outlined below, you will receive a Child and Youth Worker diploma and be fully recognized in the field as a qualified professional.

The program may be taken full time, part time or, if you are currently working in the field, through a government-funded apprenticeship program.

For further details, please click on the link below, or contact Colleen Kamps, at 416-289-5000, ext. 2050, or
1. Minimum C grade is required for all CYWP courses
2. All field placements require updated Vulnerable Sector Screening and medical clearance. Due to the duration of the process to obtain the Vulnerable Police Screening documents, students are advised to contact the program coordinator at least 3 months before the start of placement.
3. For those students who may already be working in the helping field, please refer to the Apprenticeship Program web page
Contact Name
Colleen Kamps, Program Supervisor
Contact Telephone:
416-289-5000, ext. 2050
Contact E-mail:
Mandatory Courses
Completion Requirements:

Model Route

Year 1

CYWP-112---Introduction to Child and Youth Work
CYWP-113---Child and Adolescent Mental Health 1
CYWP-102---Counselling and Communications Skills
CYWP-114---Preparation for Professional Practice
CYWP-104---Developmental Issues in Childhood and Adolescence
GNED-129---Principles of Psychology
COMM-160/161---College Communication 1
CYWP-105*---Field Practicum 1 (30 days)
CYWP-106*---Integrative Field Seminar 1
CYWP-115---Residential Treatment and School Based Programs in CYW
CYWP-116---Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2
CYWP-117---Group Dynamics: Processes and Development
COMM170/171---College Communications 2

*Level 1 courses must be completed before taking Field and Seminar 1

Year 2

CYWP-201---Multimodal Therapies in CYW
CYWP-210---Child and Adolescent Mental Health 3
CYWP-211---Introduction to the Family
CYWP-212---Advocacy Law in Children's Mental Health
CYWP-215---Professional Recording
GNED-500---Global Citizenship : From Social Analysis to Social Action
CYWP-206*---Field 2 (60 days)
CYWP-207*---Integrative Field Seminar 2
CYWP-213---Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice
CYWP-214---Working with Traumatized Children and Youth

*Level 2 courses must be completed before taking Field and Seminar 2

Year 3

CYWP-301*---Field 3 Specialized - Part 1 (45 days)
CYWP-302*---Integrative Field Seminar 3 - Part 1
CYWP-303---Child Abuse
CYWP-304---Advanced Counselling Skills
CYWP-311---Evidence Based Programming
CYWP-306*---Field 3 Specialized - Part 2 (45 days)
CYWP-307*---Integrative Field Seminar 3 - Part 2
CYWP-312---Crisis Theory and Interventions
CYWP-313---CYW Approach to Working with Families
GNED ---General Education Elective

*Level 3 courses must be completed before taking Field and Seminar 3

Course Code Course Name
COMM-160 College Communications 1
COMM-161 College Communication 1 (ESL)
COMM-170 College Communication 2
COMM-171 College Communication 2 (ESL)
CYWP-102 Counselling and Communication Skills
CYWP-104 Developmental Issues in Childhood and Adolescence
CYWP-105 Field Practicum 1
CYWP-106 Integrative Seminar 1
CYWP-112 Introduction to Child and Youth Work
CYWP-113 Child and Adolescent Mental Health 1
CYWP-114 Preparation for Professional Practice
CYWP-115 Residential Treatment and School-based Programs in CYW
CYWP-116 Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2
CYWP-117 Group Dynamics: Processes and Development
CYWP-201 Multimodal Therapies in Child and Youth Work
CYWP-206 Field Practicum 2
CYWP-207 Integrative (Field) Seminar 2
CYWP-208 Advanced Group Work Skills
CYWP-210 Child and Adolescent Mental Health 3
CYWP-211 Introduction to the Family
CYWP-212 Advocacy Law in Children's Mental Health
CYWP-213 Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice
CYWP-214 Working with Traumatized Children and Youth
CYWP-215 Professional Recording
CYWP-301 Field Practicum 3 Specialized (Part 1)
CYWP-302 Integrative Field Seminar 3 (Part 1)
CYWP-303 Child Abuse: Physical, Emotional and Sexual
CYWP-304 Advanced Counselling Skills
CYWP-306 Field Practicum 3 Specialized (Part 2)
CYWP-307 Integrative Field Seminar 3 (part 2)
CYWP-308 Crisis Intervention (In-class)
CYWP-311 Evidence Based Programming
CYWP-312 Crisis Theory and Interventions
CYWP-313 CYW Approach to Working with Families
GNED-129 Principles of Psychology
GNED-500 Global Citizenship