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Minor in Child and Youth Services

The School of Child and Youth Care offers a Minor in Child and Youth Services which should be of interest to students in related fields such as Social Work, Nutrition and Food, Nursing, Disability Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Criminology, Psychology, Arts and Contemporary Studies and Sociology.

The focus of the Minor is on understanding and promoting the rights and participation of children and youth through inclusive practice and advocacy. Students will be exposed to a variety of practice methods which may be incorporated into their own discipline.

The School of Child and Youth Care offers a full-time four-year degree program in Child and Youth Care, as well as a full- and part-time Direct Entry two-year degree program for graduates of the Child and Youth Work Diploma programs.

Many of the courses in this minor have prerequisites.

Administered by: School of Child and Youth Care

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following program:

To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (2):


CYC 101 Intro to Child and Youth Care
CYC 405 Therapeutic Foundations

Plus four (4) of the following:



CYC 201* Child Abuse and Neglect
CYC 302* Therapeutic Recreational Programming
CYC 402* Group Work with Children and Youth
CYC 406 Therapeutic Life-Space
CYC 505 Management in Human Service Organizations
CYC 602 Children's Rights
CYC 607 Therapeutic Assessment
CYC 608 Therapeutic Intervention
CYC 800 Intensive In-Home Family Support
CYC 801 CYC Practice in Education
CYC 803 Advocacy in Child and Youth Services
CYC 805 Special Issues: Program Development
CYC 807 Advanced Group Work
CYC 809 Trauma-Informed Practice
CYC 819 Practice with Families

* A maximum of two of CYC 201, CYC 302, or CYC 402 are allowed.


Please see PDF fileSenate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.