From 1 November 2014, membership fees
will be as follows:
Certified Member: $40 per year
with discounted rates for CYCANL Standards trainings / education
Regular Member: $40.00 per year
Student Membership: $20 per year
Agency Membership: $100 per year
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
- Four reduced conference/training rates which
can be used at our Annual Provincial Conference or quarterly
- Free advertising space for your organization
at our Annual Provincial Conference. or quarterly Standards
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 :
* 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
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
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
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
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
Child and youth care workers who are members of the CYCANL adhere to the
Child and Youth Care Code of Ethics.