This version of the Child and Youth Care program will no longer be accepting new students effective Fall 2021.

Please visit the new Child and Youth Care program webpage for the revised program. 
  • Two-year diploma
  • August entry date
  • Delivered at:
    • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Practicum 
  • Credit transfer opportunities:
    • Athabasca University
    • University of Calgary
    • University of Manitoba
    • University of Victoria
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info. 
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions.
  • Covid-19 vaccinations are currently required by most practicum sites. Students should be prepared to present their proof of (double) vaccination.

This program provides you with the skills and knowledge to work with children and youth experiencing behavioural and emotional difficulties. You will learn how to intervene and assess situations and formulate strategies to help children, youth, and their families identify and resolve concerns and enhance their quality of life.

The program covers the dynamics of human development within a multicultural perspective. Courses include child and adolescent development, special issues affecting child and youth care, and care for children who have emotional or behavioural difficulties.

This program includes training in relationship development, group process, and family dynamics. It also includes skill-oriented family support and intervention courses, child and youth care methods, listening skills, and activities programming.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program information session. You may also be asked to participate in an individual interview.

Students can exit from the program at the end of Year 1 with a Child and Youth Care Certificate.

Some courses are also available through The School of Continuing Education.

Please view our PowerPoint Information Session Presentation.

Information Sessions

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