From 1 November 2014, membership fees
will be as follows:

Certified Member: $40 per year
with discounted rates for CYCANL Standards trainings / education sessions

Regular Member: $40.00 per year
Student Membership: $20 per year
Agency Membership: $100 per year

Go here to pay your fees now.

The Child and Youth Care Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce that we will be offering an Annual Organizational Membership option to organizations who share purpose of the Association.
Annual Organizational Membership will include:  

  • Free monthly job postings for 12 months on our CYCANL website and Facebook page.
  • Four copies of each of our quarterly newsletters.
  • Four reduced conference/training rates which can be used at our Annual Provincial Conference or quarterly Standards Training.
  • Free advertising space for your organization at our Annual Provincial Conference. or quarterly Standards Training.
    Cost: $100.00 / year

2015 Child and Youth Care Association Election

Join us for our 2015 AGM happening at the Holiday Inn Hotel on Wednesday May 20st at 7-9 pm. This year we are pleased to have Connie Pike - Coalition against Violence - as our guest speaker. There will also be an election of officers for the following 2-year positions: President, Treasurer, as well as the 1-year Student Representative position. Nominations can be forwarded to : cycassociationnl@nl.rogers.com

* Reminder that nominations can only be received from current, paid members of CYCANL. Also, students members can nominate and vote for the Student Representative position only.

2015 Provincial Conference

We are pleased to announce that Lorraine Fox will be our keynote speaker this year at our annual Provincial Child and Youth Care Conference.

The theme of the 2015 conference is: CARING IN CONTEXT

The dates will be May 21 and 22 of 2015. It will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in St. John’s NL.

We will be holding our Annual AGM on May 20th in the evening. There will be an election of officers for President, Treasurer and Student Reprehensive.
In addition there will be a Certification Exam held on May 21 5:15-8:15pm.
Please visit the “conference” tab to see the schedule, workshops and registration information. 

May 7 2015 is Thank a Child and Youth Care Worker Day!

What is Child and Youth Care in NL?

Child and Youth Care in Newfoundland and Labrador
This is a great time to be a child and youth care worker in Newfoundland and Labrador! The field has been expanding and child and youth care workers are now employed in a more diverse range of roles, programs and organizations than ever before. Throughout the province, an estimated 600 child and youth care workers can be found in group homes, family support programs, community centres, outreach programs, youth treatment programs, day treatment, family-based care, youth corrections facilities, hospitals and schools.

The Child and Youth Care Association has adopted the definition of child and youth care out forth by the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations:

Child and youth care workers specialize in the development and implementation of therapeutic programs and planned environments and the utilization of daily life events to facilitate change. At the core of all effective child and youth care practice is a focus on the therapeutic relationship; the application of theory and research about human growth and development to promote the optimal physical, psycho-social, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional development of young people towards a healthy and productive adulthood; and a focus on strengths and assets rather than pathology.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, child and youth care is not a regulated profession. This means that it is up to individual organizations to determine the qualifications of their child and youth care practitioners. Most organizations require, at minimum, a diploma or degree in Child and Youth Care or a related discipline. Many organizations also require their child and youth care workers to become professionally certified through the Child and Youth Care Certification Board. The CYCANL provides training and education opportunities for child and youth care workers, and advocates for standards of practice.

Child and youth care workers who are members of the CYCANL adhere to the Child and Youth Care Code of Ethics. 

Child and Youth Care Association Newfoundland Labrador
P.O. Box 632, St. John's, NL A1C 5K8

Fax: (709) 739-1857

Email: cycassociationnl@nl.rogers.com