When children, youth and their families experience trauma, abuse, neglect or a significant loss, they need support to set a course for a positive future.

The Child and Youth Care program provides you with the knowledge and skills to help individuals and families navigate mental health challenges, addiction, education, poverty, barriers to communication or family conflict. You learn to build relationships with individuals and families, helping them to gain new insights, access supports and learn strategies for navigating the complexities of their lives.

Already Have a Child and Youth Care Diploma?

MacEwan University may be able to transfer portions of a diploma from another post-secondary institution, helping you complete your degree faster than you think.

Degree or Diploma – Your Choice

Students entering the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program can choose from a four-year degree or a two-year diploma.

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Relationships matter.

Working with youth and their families for a better tomorrow.

What to expect

Field Placement

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