Membership

Please note:  Our membership year begins on October 15th.
We are now accepting memberships for 
2019-2020 membership year.

Join/Renew

How to become a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care:

  1. New members, click on "Join the OACYC" bar at the top of the page, or for paper application see link at the bottom of the page.  
    Note: If your membership lapsed for more then two years, please re-submitt a new application.
  2. Renewing members, click on "Renew Now" bar at the top of the page, or for paper application see link at the bottom of the page. 
    Full Professional members, remember to submitt your Professional Development activity. See Professional Development Guidelines.
  3. Review the Membership categories to ensure that you meet the qualifications for membership.
  4. Complete the membership form including reviewing and acknowledging the Code of Ethic’s and Privacy Policy.
  5. Submit membership form and supporting documentation via website, or

OACYC
c/o The School of Child and Youth Care

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
Canada

Membership Types and Requirements for 2019-2020

All memberships expire on October 15th of each year. Membership fees do not get prorated.
All diplomas or degrees have to be from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology or a recognized
Canadian University. We do not accept diplomas or degrees from private colleges or universities.
List of Ontario schools with approved CYC diploma and degree programs.
Out of province public colleges or universities will be considered on an individual basis.

Membership Type
and fee

Qualification

Supporting Documents 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.

Photocopy 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 basis

Members 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

Photocopy 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.

Photocopy of a 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.

 

Related diplomas - i.e. Corrections, Early Childhood, Behavioral Science, Social Services, etc.
   Related degrees - i.e. Education, Criminology, Psychology, Social Work, Child and Youth Administration, etc.

You can find the 2019-2020 Membership Application Here

You can find the 2019-2020 Membership Renewal Application Here

You can find the downloadable 2019-2020 Membership Application Here

You can find the downloadable 2019-2020 Membership Renewal Here

Click here to download a copy of the Petition for CYCPs, Child and Youth Care Practitioners.

Click here to download a copy of the Petition for Residents of Ontario, those not in the field but in support of request for legislation.