CYC student Christine Cossette

Education delivered to you, wherever you are

Student Christine Cossette chose UVic because of the distance program and how it fit with her career and her life as a mom. She hopes to be an advocate in the field of child and youth care.

Distance education
Student Nate Demetrius

Study what you are passionate about

Passionate about helping others? Nate Demetrius knew he wanted to have a positive impact working directly with people, and found that his CYC program allowed him to do just that.

Become a student
Keenan Andrew with students

A career with an impact

Keenan Andrew’s degree led to a career where he gets to help youth find employment, and has shown him that he can be a part of the life-success of others.

Career possibilities
Student Lori Hamar with school kids in a playground

Get real work experience

Student Lori Hamar says the practicum opportunities in the CYC program gave her an even deeper understanding of what this field of work entails and reinforces her learning.

Practicum opportunities
Jin-Sun Yoon on a playground

Building a stronger community

Our award-winning faculty, like Jin-Sun Yoon, help our students bring their learning to life and respond to the daily challenges faced by children, youth, families and communities.

Our people
Student talking to a Sister of St. Ann

Finance your education

Take advantage of UVic’s many scholarships, such as the Sisters of St. Ann endowed UVic Youth in Care award—it helps continue their legacy of providing education for young people most in need.

Students studying on the UVic campus

Dynamic courses

Discover our range of courses that will give you the skills to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and communities.

Program planning

Attention: New and Returning SCYC students


CYC staff and faculty are working remotely and are available via email:


BCYC Students, our Undergraduate Academic Advisor remains connected! 

  • Current BCYC Students:  Students are encouraged to e-mail questions about academic planning to  for a response. If you wish an academic advising appointment, they will be offered by phone or Skype for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term. Please email  to arrange an appointment and always include your UVic student number.
  • Current BCYC Students Practicum: If you have questions or require information on practicum, please visit the SCYC Practicum CourseSpaces site.  
  • Incoming BCYC Students (September, 2020):  Please e-mail  after May 1, 2020 with any questions you may have about your acceptance or to set up an advising appointment by phone or Skype while we complete the Admission process.
  • Potential BCYC students: Applications to CYC for September, 2020 have now closed. If you are enquiring about applying for September, 2021 or wish general information about the program please e-mail . Please note, it may take several weeks for a response.
  • SCYC Indigenous students:  The HSD Indigenous Student Support Centre continues to be there for you. If you would like to consult with our Indigenous Advisor please email .


CYC is offering courses online this summer



The School of Child and Youth Care acknowledges the traditional and unceded territories of the Lekwungen, Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on which the University of Victoria stands. The School acknowledges that the historical relationship to the land and territories of these peoples continues to this day.