Join Our Team

The OACYC is looking to fill two board member positions.  One to start immediately and the other as a part of a succession plan for September 2019.  For the immediate position we are looking for a board member that has a passion for diversity and inclusion to assist us in moving forward as an Association, as well as, an interest in the chronicle committee.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

The Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care is the professional association representing Child and Youth Care Practitioners (CYCP) in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Over the past 50 years, Child and Youth Care in Ontario has expanded its professional competencies and strengthened its skills to be considered the GOLD standard for working with the very special needs of children and youth.  CYCPs are found in such professions as early care and education, community-based child and youth development programs, parent education and family support, school-based programs, community mental health, group homes, residential centers, rehabilitation programs, paediatric health care and juvenile justice programs.

The OACYC provides professional standards, regulations, support and a Code of Ethics to its members thus ensuring integrity, accountability, and excellence.  The major difference between OACYC members and other child and youth workers is one of professional and public concern that the children, youth, and families in Ontario are safe and cared for at the highest standards.

Two Year Term

Directors of the Board are responsible for attending and participating both at in-person and teleconference board meetings, with mandatory attendance at the fall Annual General Meeting.  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 will leverage their own areas of expertise and knowledge to work on various committees, in meeting the strategic directions of the Association. All Board Members are required to participate in one or more active committees of the Board of Directors.

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 and experience in working on at least one of the following committees: membership, diversity & inclusion, legislation, chronicle
  • 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
  • Ability to attend a minimum of four in-person board meetings per year in Toronto

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 Monday, February 4, 2019. Please submit a letter of intent and chronological resume via email to  To be considered, applications must be received by 5pm on the due date.

The OACYC is committed to giving persons with disabilities the same opportunity to access our goods and services and to benefit from those services, in the same place and in a similar way as other members. The OACYC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

We appreciate your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.