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Advanced Diploma in Child and Youth Care Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus, Canada

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CAD 15892

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CAD 95

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36 months


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Program Overview

The three-year Child and Youth Care Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you to help vulnerable children, youth and families with complex needs.

Learn to develop and implement a wide range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies to foster positive change and healthy development in clients. Apply the principles of relational practice with clients, while respecting their unique culture and diversity.

In classes, you learn practical and theoretical concepts and then apply them in field placements.

Working with clients in field placements helps you to develop into a confident and competent child and youth care practitioner. By the end of this program, you have practical experience in two different work environments in the field of child and youth care.

This is the only Child and Youth Care program in Ontario to offer two courses in therapeutic outdoor activities. In these courses, you learn to facilitate therapeutic activities in the outdoors while on a camping trip with fellow classmates and faculty - a truly memorable learning experience.

There is a wide variety of work opportunities for you after graduation. As a child and youth care practitioner, you may find employment in a:

  • Group home
  • Hospital
  • Mental health treatment centre
  • Shelter
  • School
  • Youth justice program
  • Community resource centre
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2025


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 83 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 45

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65% or higher

6 IELTS Score
83 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 95

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11000 Per year

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