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Since it's founding in 1997, the CYC-Net discussion group has been asked thousands of questions. These questions often generate many replies from people in all spheres of the Child and Youth Care profession and contain personal experiences, viewpoints, as well as recommended resources.

Below are some of the threads of discussions on varying Child and Youth Care related topics.

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Maintaining a professional body?

What can we do as Child and Youth Workers as a collective to be seen by the human services field and the general public across Canada as skilled, educated and professional practitioners?

Bethany Harrod

Great question Bethany. I think once we, if ever, have our own regulating body to belong to will we be recognized as a valued profession.

Donicka Budd

Join an association and be actively involved in what is often hours of volunteer labor however slowly and steadily these entities are making a difference. You can find out more at the Conference at the University of Victoria in May this year. Just check the UVic website for all the details.


Get certified
Join your provincial association
Speak up and speak out
Don't abandon the profession as you move up the ranks

Andrew Middleton

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