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 Provincial Conference

Call for Proposals

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

In addition we will be holding our Annual AGM on May 20th in the evening. There will be an election of officers during this time.

We will be adding more information about the additional workshops and fees in March 2015.



When: Friday March 13 2015

What: A chance to connect, chat, network and celebrate our amazing profession with food, drink and music

Where: O’Riley’s Pub Back room George Street

Featuring: Dr John Digney

Who is John Digney?

I was born in 1968 in the townland of Tyrella, in Northern Ireland (about 30miles from Belfast). I am led to believe that Tyrella comes from the old Irish words – Tír & Eile and translate as ‘other land’ or ‘other world’. Anyone acquainted with Celtic Mythology should be familiar with the most famous ‘otherworld’, Tír na nÓg or ‘The land of the young’. I when I was a kid I believed there was some relevance in this and being eternally young I now know what that is.

I must admit that I wasn’t the world's most enthusiastic student, but did make a deal with myself that I would stay in education as long as the ‘system’ allowed. So, in 1987 I began my third level education. Began in the University of Ulster – I was a student there from 1987 until 1991, studying Psychology. Over the last number of years I have been a student at a number of colleges and universities, including University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Dublin Institute of Technology and Dundalk Institute of Technology, where I have completed various third level courses including diplomas in Management Studies, Training and Education, a Masters degree in Project Management, another in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and am currently undertaking a PhD in Child & Youth Care. I am hoping the ‘system’ will have had enough of me very soon.

I have worked in Residential Care for almost 18 years. I was lucky to spend nine and a half years ‘cutting my teeth’ in Oberstown Boys School and work with an extraordinary team of professional people. I left there to take on a supervisory position with the Health Board, managing a ‘controlled therapeutic unit’ for extremely challenging kids. My next move was to a ‘High Support’ service, a new concept in Ireland (and if we’re honest, one which is still being defined). I have been Deputy Director in this service for just over 7 years now.


Save the Date!!! 

Yuck Yuck’s Comedy night for CYC’s...

April 15th 2015
Yuk Yuk’s St. John’s
50/50 draw
Door Prizes

Keep your eyes on the website, facebook group and your email for details on tickets and times!!!

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