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School of Child and Youth Care travels to conference in BC

May 23, 2018

Photo: Discussions at the conference focused on race, gender, Indigenous contexts and disability

The School of Child and Youth Care (CYC) at Ryerson University was well-represented at the 20th Canadian CYC Conference, external link in Richmond, BC. In total, 47 people from the school presented at Transitions and Transformations: Influencing Change Through Relational Practice, held from May 2-3.

Twelve undergraduate and 18 graduate students attended the event as presenters in workshops and individual or small group sessions. Students shared insights on a wide range of topics, including on the transition from CYC college programs to university programs, centring the voices of African Canadian and African American youth and families in practice, and the merits of a cyber platform for youth participation in residential care.

Six faculty members and six contract lecturers also attended and presented at the conference, along with five alumni from the graduate program.

What’s next? The 21st Canadian CYC Conference will take place in St. John's, Newfoundland in June, 2020. Stay tuned to learn more about the school’s involvement.

Student travel and accommodation were made possible with financial support from the School of Child and Youth Care, the Faculty of Community Services, the Office of the President, and the Ryerson Student Union.