• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Humber College’s Child and Youth Care advanced diploma program prepares you to promote the optimal development of children, youth and their families. Students are required to develop skills in assessing needs, designing and implementing programs and planned environments, and using daily life events to support and facilitate positive change. 
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The Humber College ’s Child and Youth Care advanced diploma program provides foundational knowledge in infant, child and adolescent development; child and youth care relational practice principles; psychology of the family; evidence-based or evidence-informed intervention strategies; group dynamics; and therapeutic activities.

You will learn that an essential component of professional practice is self-awareness, with many courses emphasizing self-reflection and the classroom being a professional practice environment. Your high energy level and emotional maturity will help you meet the demands of working with children and youth with complex needs.

Our program is delivered by award-winning faculty, renowned in their field, with current, relevant experience and advanced degrees. A key feature of the program is its therapeutic play lab fostering experiential learning.


With our program, you can enjoy the rewards of a career where you make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and youth by:

  • understanding and learning about the complex challenges faced by children, youth and families
  •  building on strengths and capacities, and working collaboratively
  •  developing therapeutic relationships
  • utilizing daily life events as opportunities to promote and facilitate positive change
  • ·seeking out and connecting children, youth and their families with relevant, culturally specific and appropriate community resources
  •  working as part of an inter-professional team

Our graduates enter a field with opportunities in a variety of settings including:

  • child protection agencies
  • community-based child and youth development programs
  • parent education and family support
  •  school-based programs
  •  youth and women’s shelters
  •  open custody group homes for young offenders
  •  residential and day treatment programs in children’s mental health centres
  •  psychiatric hospitals
  •  early intervention and prevention programs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline for equal consideration in the admission process: February 1. Post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Child Development
  • Introduction to Professional Skills
  • Community Resources and Legislation
  • Relational Child and Youth Care Practice
  • Group Dynamics
  • College Reading and Writing Skills

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
  • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14992 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7496 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3866 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1933 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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


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