Join Our Team

Would you like to be a part of the OACYC team?  We have opportunities for members to participate on our working committees and accept applications for the board of directors on an ongoing basis in an effort to maintain a full board of directors representing child and youth care in Ontario.  We are looking for Child and Youth Care Practitioners with passion, energy, and time! 

Currently, we are posting for Directors of the Board. 

Two Year Term

As a voluntary Board Member, you would be responsible for attending and participating on both in person and teleconference board meetings.  Board members are expected to volunteer time and efforts weekly to work on OACYC business.  A Board Member supports operational matters related to the Association, with a key focus on supporting membership applications, renewals and advocating on behalf of members at national, provincial and municipal levels.  Board members actively network with other professionals, employers and educators working in the field of Child and Youth Care to understand the trends, gaps and needs related to professional development.  In addition, Board members can leverage their own areas of expertise and knowledge to work on various committees, in meeting the strategic directions of the Association.

Qualifications and abilities:

  • College or university educational background in Child and Youth Care
  • A current professional member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care
  • Currently working in the field of Child and Youth Care, with a focus on the future direction of the profession
  • Interest in working on at least one of the following committees: legislation, membership, conference, awards
  • Proven leadership skills and abilities, has a positive attitude with a team oriented approach
  • Exemplary written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Previous board experience is an asset
  • Vulnerable sector criminal records check

At the OACYC we value diversity in our field and on our Board of Directors.  We are actively engaged in building a strong, diverse board that reflects our field of practice. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply no later than Friday, Aug 5, 2016.  Please submit a letter of intent and chronological resume through our website, e-mail, fax or regular mail.

Please note that priority will be given to those representing a community that currently has no representation on the board.

Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care
c/o The School of Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, ON
M5B 2K3
Fax: 1-866-403-5961
We appreciate your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.