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Advanced Diploma On Campus

Child and Youth Care

Humber College

36 months
15874 CAD/year
3797 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    15874 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15874 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    3797 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3797 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 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.

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