School of Child and Youth Care

Alan Pence with graduating students

Going international through a virtual university

The Early Childhood Development University (ECDVU) is an innovative internationally recognized program operating within the school. While based locally, the ECDVU network and its impact are global.

Jennifer White

Researching pathways to recovery for youth

What do youthful survivors of suicide need—and want—from professionals, family members and other concerned adults in their lives? Suicide prevention and recovery has been the focus of associate professor Jennifer White's research over the last two decades.

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Jessica Ball

Migrant families “On the move” carry legacy of statelessness

Jessica Ball (Back) Researching the legacy of child statelessness.  Read more. . .

Jolly Nyeko

Alumna helps HIV/AIDS-affected children

For over three decades Jolly Nyeko—recently graduated with her PhD—has worked to provide programming for and inspiration to young people in her native Uganda. Her non-profit group cares for more than 20,000 children and families vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and poverty across the country.

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Jin-Sun Yoon

Professor awarded for teaching excellence

Named as a 2015 3M National Teaching Fellow by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada, Jin-Sun Yoon shows heartfelt dedication to supporting students and practitioners in developing an ethical and mindful approach to professional practice. She provides an optimal learning environment where inclusion and belonging are the foundation.  Read more...

Debbie Robinson

Got a question? Contact us!

Debbie Robinson, one of our friendly and helpful program assistants, calls herself a "modern secretary," building sites for online classrooms, updating them continuously and facing new technological challenges on a regular basis.

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Making a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and communities

Connect with a diverse and dynamic group of students and faculty who will make a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and communities. Challenge yourself through our courses taught and/or developed by internationally recognized academics.


The School of Child and Youth Care offers a rich educational experience that supports practice and research with children, youth families and communities who are experiencing challenges. Our faculty, students and staff are involved in multiple local, national and international research and educational initiatives. Our mission statement and mutually agreed values guide our work.

The school would like to extend congratulations to the following 2014-2015 graduate award winners:

SSHRC:
Scott Kouri, PhD
Catherine Taylor, MA

UVic Graduate Awards:
Maryn Hanmer, PhD
Nicole Land, PhD
Stephanie Brockett, PhD
Jenny McGrath, PhD
Shemine Gulamhusein, PhD
Thais Amorim, PhD
Alex Berry, MA
Angela Scott, MA
Christopher Goodman, MA
Erin Mirau, MA
Kierstyn Butler, MA
Kainaz Cowasjee, MA
Matthew Hillman, MA
Stephanie Hayes, MA

Outstanding Graduate Entrance Scholarship:
Patrick Murphy, MA

President’s Research Awards:
Scott Kouri, PhD

Discovery Program for Youth and Family Addiction Services Scholarship:
Christopher Goodman, MA

Darlene Scott Scholarship:
Stephanie Hayes, MA
Brandy Komor, BCYC

Agnes Shahariw Memorial Scholarship:
Nicole Land, PhD
Narda Nelson, MA

The school would like to extend congratulations to the following 2014-2015 undergraduate award winners:

UVic Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship:
Chantal Adams, BCYC
Alexander Brame, BCYC
Emily Clare, BCYC
MacKenzie Doherty, BCYC
Shianne Johnson, BCYC
Ciana Marcellus-Poole, BCYC
Jaime Senay, BCYC
Morgan Swift, BCYC
Ainslee Arthurs, BCYC

Child and Family Counselling Association of Greater Victoria:
Brandy Komor, BCYC

UVic Excellence Scholarship:
Alexandra Harrison, BCYC
Emily Hellard, BCYC

UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal:
Annika Benoit-Jansson, BCYC
Nathaniel Demetrius, BCYC
Chrystal-Lynn Woytowich, BCYC

Chuck Curtis Memorial Award:
Emily Brockhurst, BCYC

Council of International Schools Scholarship:
Dechen Lama, BCYC

Howard Petch Scholarship:
Stephanie Tiede, BCYC

Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award:
Laura Sharp, BCYC
Annika Benoit-Jansson, BCYC

Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Scholarship:
Brandy Komor, BCYC

Jess Wallace Munroe Scholarship:
Sasha Routley, BCYC

John Locke Malkin Entrance Scholarship Renewal:
Derek Wilson, BCYC

Percy H. Elliot Memorial Scholarship:
Brandy Komor, BCYC

President’s Scholarship:
Kirsten Ostler, BCYC
Melanie Van Eyk, BCYC

Professional Employees Association (PEA) Scholarship:
Julie Laliberte, BCYC

Ramona Williams Memorial Scholarship in CYC:
Thelma David, BCYC
Jessica Day, BCYC

Robert and Norah Wallace Commemorative Scholarship:
Sasha Routley, BCYC

Robert S. Evans Memorial Scholarship in CYC:
Annika Benoit-Jansson, BCYC

UVic Faculty Scholarship:
Sasha Routley, BCYC

UVic Transfer Scholarship:
Amira Abdel-Malek, BCYC
Mandy Daly, BCYC
Anna Schellenberg, BCYC
Jasmine Thandi, BCYC
Karissa Everett, BCYC
Sean Henry, BCYC
Nancy Postnikoff, BCYC
Emily Delbecchi, BCYC
Haley Powell, BCYC
Danica Ryan, BCYC
Dawne Kaleniuk, BCYC
Amara Edgar-Hoffman, BCYC
Meaghan Narine-Singh, BCYC
Melvin Forgues, BCYC
Helen Keulen, BCYC

Awards and grants archive

The School of Child and Youth Care provides education, training, professional development and research for the care and support of children, youth, families and their communities. The work of the School of Child and Youth Care is grounded in the principles of inclusion, social justice and ethical practice.

In order to achieve this mission the school has 3 major goals:

  • To provide university level education in child and youth care through the delivery of an inclusive curriculum that addresses the cultural competencies, knowledge, skills, and self awareness/development necessary for child and youth care professionals to meet the highest standards of professional practice.
  • To undertake innovative theoretical, empirical and applied research that represents diverse populations, contexts, histories, epistemologies, knowledges and experiences.
  • To provide leadership in the areas of social advocacy, education, research and professional development while supporting the initiative of others in enhancing services, public policies, the evolution of the field and the promotion of social justice.
Values
  • Focus on strengths – build on assets and resources to form positive professional identities and skills for ethical, collaborative practice.
  • Self awareness – promote reflection and articulation of self location to ensure respectful, accountable practice across cultures and social groups.
  • Inclusion – foster respect for and encouragement of diversity.
  • Collaborative practice – promote family-centred practice, community capacity building, and partnerships across sectors to achieve developmental goals for children and youth.
  • Social justice – advocate for de-colonizing policies, practices, and relationships that recognize historical injustices and promote equitable opportunities for holistic development.
  • Accountability – draw upon established evidence of effective practices and innovate promising practices that are accountable to the children and families served.
  • Knowledge construction – contribute to understandings about development across cultures and contexts and ways to improve opportunities for well-being.
  • Pluralistic and social justice perspectives - critically attend to diversity, inclusion, cultural attunement and advocacy within practice.
  • Ecological perspective - draw upon ecological perspectives to inform practice.

SCYC curriculum is informed by our values and mission. Read more.