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ABOUT MEMBERSHIP 

As a non-profit organization, we rely on support from our members as we strive to establish and elevate the standard of Child and Youth Care in Ontario. We offer our members exclusive content, greater engagement opportunities, a robust network and volunteer community, and a voice in the future of Child and Youth Care in Ontario.  

As a valued member, you’ll receive the following:

  • Access to up-to-date information on the latest trends, resources and methods of providing child and youth care services
  • Access to the Relational Child and Youth Care Practice e-journal
  • Discounted insurance (home, auto, health, travel and professional liability) from our preferred providers
  • Discounted books through CYC-Net, Canadian Scholars and Login Canada 
  • Professional development opportunities including training, workshops and conferences that provide CYCCB and OACYC professional development credits required for continued membership and certification at discounted rates
  • Discounted rates for CYC Assets Webinars
  • A wider range of contacts and a professional network of like-minded people that can lead to employment opportunities province-wide
  • First access to new editions of the OACYC newsletter The Chronicle
  • Notification of employment opportunities
  • Details on the continuously evolving certification process
  • A voice in the OACYC and what we offer to members, children and youth in Ontario
  • A way to demonstrate to employers that you are committed to your career and recognition as a committed, professional Child and Youth Care Practitioner 
  • Access to e-books from CYC-Net Press for download at no cost

Don’t miss out – join today!

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Membership Type & FeeQualificationSupporting Documentation Required
Full Professional Certified

$95.00 + HST $12.35 = $107.35
Full Professional Certified members must either:

Be a graduate of a post-secondary diploma or degree program recognized by a Canadian University or Ontario College of Applied Arts in Child and Youth Care, or
Have completed certification through the Child and Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB) and be a graduate of a post-secondary diploma or degree program recognized by a Canadian University or Ontario College of Applied Arts in Child and Youth Care related field.
Photo or scan of your:

Diploma; or Degree; or CYCCB certificate; or a transcript clearly stating that your diploma/degree was granted
Full Professional

$95.00 + HST $12.35 = $107.35
Full Professional members must produce a letter of reference and accompanying job description that highlights the role and responsibilities of a Child and Youth Care Practitioner, deemed acceptable to the Board of Directors, and hold one of the following:

A diploma in a related discipline from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology with a minimum of two (2) years full time equivalent related practical experience;
A degree in a related discipline from a recognized Canadian University with a minimum two (2) years full time equivalent related practical experience; or
Have a minimum of 600 hours or one (1) year full-time of theory through education, seminars, specialized training, conferences, in-service training, workshops, with documentation to verify; and three (3) years full time equivalent related practical experience to be approved by the Association.
Proof of your education qualifications
plus, a short letter from your employer(s) on the letterhead stating:

the dates of your employment
total hours worked
age and type of clients
and description of your role/position
Full Professional Member Pursuing Further Education

$40.00 + HST $5.20
= $45.20
Reserved for individuals who already meet the criteria of Full Professional Certified who have returned to school in a related Human Services Field – will be reviewed on a case by case basisMembers who meet the requirements of Full Professional, but are furthering their education, and are eligible for the same benefits and voting rights as Full Professional, but pay the Student Membership rate when able to produce current proof of student status acceptable to the OACYC.
New Graduate Full Professional Certified

$50.00 + HST $6.50
= $56.50
You hold a:

Child and Youth Worker Diploma; or
Child and Youth Care Diploma or Degree
granted within the last year
Photo or scan of your:

Diploma; or Degree; or a transcript clearly stating that your diploma/degree was granted
Student

$40.00 + HST $5.20
= $45.20
Student membership is available to students who are registered in an accredited Child and Youth Care diploma or degree program. Student memberships are valid only while the member is enrolled in their program. Upon graduation, student members would apply to Full Professional Certified Membership. This level of Student Membership will not be entitled to vote at member meetings.Photo or scan of your student card
Organizational

$200.00 + HST $26.00
= $226.00
or reciprocal
Organizational membership is available to programs and organizations that provide services for children, youth and families, and/or employs and supports persons who work within the Association’s scope of practice.

Note: To meet the criteria for Full Professional Certified Membership, the diploma or degree must be from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology institution or a recognized Canadian University. Diplomas or degrees from Ontario private colleges or universities may be considered for Full Professional Membership, but not for Full Professional Certified. Out-of-province public colleges or universities will be considered on an individual basis. A combination of a diploma/degree and CYCCB certification could meet the criteria for Full Professional Certified Membership. Please contact us at office@oacyc.org to discuss any questions you might have.

We accept payment online via PayPal (includes both debit and credit). If you are renewing or applying with a paper application, you may send an e-transfer or mail a cheque with your application.

To see if your CYC education is from one of the eligible Ontario Post-Secondary programs, please click here.

Membership renews on October 15th of every year.