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
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

Make a difference

The School of Child and Youth Care is dedicated to practice and research that support the well-being of children, youth, families and communities. Our community and strength-based social justice approach embraces diverse perspectives and life experiences.

With us, you can challenge yourself to make a positive impact in the lives of children, youth, families and communities through courses taught and developed by internationally recognized academics.
Dr. Jennifer White, Professor SCYC

Connect with a diverse and dynamic group of students and faculty to respond to some of the most pressing issues facing children, youth, families and communities today. Learn about our school mission and vision. 

The School of Child and Youth Care acknowledges and respects the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.