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The OACYC is dedicated to the professionalization of Child and Youth Care by providing Child and Youth Care Practitioners (CYCPs) with high ethical practice standards, advocating for recognition and growth of the profession, and by supporting the professional development of practitioners, children and youth.


To champion the profession of Child and Youth Care across Ontario, building collaborative partnerships, innovative training and education programs and fostering knowledge of best practices in the care of special needs children.


To support diverse Child and Youth Care communities through the promotion of ethical standards of practice and equitable services geared towards the empowerment of Child and Youth Care Practitioners across the province.

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