Connect with at risk youth and children. Learn how to support them and their families.
 
Lakeland provides real world learning with 4 practicum placements in your 2-year program. You'll be placed at an agency, organization or school 5 days a week for 4 weeks.
 
You might even do that practicum in an international location. Every other year you could broaden your perspective by working in a different country and culture.
 
Experience the benefit of our unique-in-Canada animal assisted therapy elective.
 
Along the way you’ll develop knowledge and skills such as:Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada logo
  • observing, reporting and assessing skills in case management situations
  • building therapeutic relationships
  • helping children and youth who have behavioural or learning difficulties
  • supporting family interventions
  • recognizing symptoms of abuse & addiction
  • building resiliency
  • working with children and youth in diverse settings
Our program is accredited by the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada (CYCEAB).
 
This program can also be taken online. To see the face-to-face and online schedules, check out important dates link above.