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CAD 16338

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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36 months


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Program Overview

The Child and Youth Care program prepares individuals to provide care and treatment for children or adolescents experiencing a range of social, emotional, behavioral, or learning challenges.

Program Highlights
Child and Youth Counsellors (CYCs) are involved in all facets of care from intake, to assessment, to program planning, to goal formulation, and intervention. Practitioners provide assistance through a variety of treatment strategies and work as an integral part of a treatment team. Child Youth Counsellors team up with teachers, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists as well as other social services providers to deliver a holistic approach to caregiving.

  • This program ensures that you will acquire the necessary skills for employment as a Child and Youth Care ?Practitioner and it is fully ?acredited by ?the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada (CYCEAB).
  • Fleming is one of the few institutions in Canada and abroad that have completed and earned accreditation.
  • Three work placements provide varied practical experience and ample opportunity to hone skills to interact with this often challenging client group.
  • Courses include innovative and best practices required by the industry, such as trauma-informed practice and treating the family, as well as group dynamics, counselling, advocacy, legislation, crisis intervention, and family dynamics.

The philosophy of the program is to be thoroughly involved with the individual, using everyday occurrences as learning opportunities for growth and empowerment. The curriculum also encourages self-reflective practice of personal values, beliefs, attitudes and assumptions relating to human behavior and relationships. You will also learn self-care strategies to help navigate the impact of working in this sector.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be eligible to join the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.


  • Small class sizes and individual attention enhance your learning experience
  • This program provides the in-depth training, academic and work placement experience necessary to be successful in this challenging yet rewarding field
  • Fleming is the only college in Ontario to offer a specialized training certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Daily Life Events (DLE). The first training session was delivered by the co-founder of the theory, Dr. Thom Garfat, along with a team of DLE trainers
  • You will be supported by our knowledgeable and caring faculty who are experts in community and social services education

Placements can take place locally or outside the Peterborough area. Placements are integrated with seminars to provide extra support and direction to students during the three placement experiences. The program provides over 1200 hours of placement experience and preparation.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80.0  Minimum Listening - 20.0  Minimum Reading - 20.0  Minimum Writing - 20.0  Minimum Speaking - 20.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

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):
    • Gr 12 C English.
    • Minimum 3 *Core subjects with 50%

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 100

Application Fee

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Visa

When Should I Apply?

4 to 6 months

Bank Account?

No Need

Duration of visa

Course Duration + 3 Months

Time to Wait for Visa

35 Days



How can you apply

Cost and Expenses


Visa Fee

Minimum Funds

833 CAD, 917 CAD

Other Expenses

Medical Fee and more

Examination and Skills

Medical Examination


Language Skills


Work Permit

Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

Work Permit

Till valid study visa

Working Hours

20 hours/week

Documents Required

Study Permit

Social Insurance Number

Study Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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Form or Online

Documents Required

List of Documents

When to Apply

First 3 months

How long does it take?

90 Days


3 Years


CAD 255


Fleming College offers scholarships, bursaries and awards in order to honor their students’ achievements and also aid their finances. Ensuring accessibility and financial aid for students in need is among the highest priorities at Fleming College. Fleming has provided more than $3.3 million to students in financial need through donor-sponsored scholarships and bursaries. Donor-sponsored student financial aid allows Fleming to support a diverse and vibrant student body, creating educational opportunities for students with exceptional promise

  • J.P. Bickell Foundation Scholarship
  • Allan E. Gillis Memorial Bursary
  • Bank of Montreal Student Bursary
  • Bayes Award
  • Beverly Newman Student Bursary
  • Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship
  • Toyota Canada Foundation Scholarship
  • International Education Student Scholarship
  • NS Legacy Scholarship
  • CAT Foundation Bursary
  • Dahl Student Bursaries
  • Ellen McGregor Student Bursary
  • Elaine Copeland Memorial Bursary
  • Financial Need Bursary and many more.

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