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Child and Youth Care

University of the Fraser Valley

48 months
19290 CAD/year
5160 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Child and Youth Care program of University of the Fraser Valley is a four-year program that prepares you to become a skilled child and youth care professional, ready to provide guidance, support and help children, youth, and families overcome emotional and physical challenges.


Starting with a focus on development and social competence for therapeutic intervention through relationships, in the Child and Youth Care program of University of the Fraser Valley you examine and address the issues that affect children and youth who are facing social and developmental difficulties.

With core courses offered in the afternoon and the evening, the BA CYC can accommodate your work schedule if you are currently employed in the human services field and wish to grow your career and gain skills you can apply in your work setting.

In the third and fourth year, the program culminates in two 300-hour practica that provide you with opportunities to gain direct experience working with one of UFV’s learning partners. Through both practica, you benefit from the structured supervision of experienced professionals, who can provide valuable guidance and feedback.

After you graduate from the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, you have acquired the skills to take on consultations, case assessments and interventions, counselling, advocacy, policy development, and to become a well-rounded practitioner in any agency or program. 

You may also pursue further studies in child and youth care, public administration, criminal justice, social work, or any related field.

Career Expectations

Employers are looking for skilled Child and Youth Care (CYC) practitioners who are able to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative way. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, you may seek employment in a variety of settings that serve the needs of children, youth and families:


  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Worker
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Youth Education Support Worker
  • Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator
  • Restorative Justice Worker


  • Child Protection Worker
  • Special Needs Worker
  • Guardianship, Adoption, or Resource Worker
  • Mental Health Early Interventionist

Community and Social Services

  • Family Support Worker
  • Youth Outreach Worker
  • Parent Education Coordinator
  • Infant Development Consultant
  • Supported Child Development Consultant 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development for CYC
  • Introduction to Professional Child and Youth Care
  • Human Development II for Child and Youth Care
  • Introduction to Activity-Based Child and Youth Practice
  • Social Constructs of Families and Groups
  • Perspectives on Mental Health and Substance Misuse

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete your application
  • Your high school transcript(s) and proof of graduation if you have graduated from high school, or a copy of your interim high school transcript(s) if you are currently in high school
  • Your English language score (TOEFL, IELTS, LPI)
  • Your passport
  • When you have completed your online application, you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable application fee of $150 CAD 
  • BA CYC Questionnaire
  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent outlining past experience and career objectives
  • Two reference letters (volunteer or work)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19290 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 643 CAD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    5160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 172 CAD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Abbotsford

1240 - 1930 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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Child and Youth Care
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