Professional Development

All members of the OACYC will be able to access CYC Assets trainings at the member rate.
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Lifesaver 101
First Aid & CPR Training

Lifesaver 101 is pleased to offer First Aid & CPR certification training to members of the OACYC at a preferred rate. Click here for full information. 

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute Fall Winter Events 2019-2020

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


November 2019 to September 2020

This on-line opportunity for Child and Youth Care Practitioners, Educational Assistants, Social Service Workers, Treatment Foster Parents, Teachers and Nursing will be launched on November 1, 2019. 

This Certificate in Relational Therapeutic Play that will consist of 8 on-line courses that align with the National Child and Youth Care Competencies for the National Child and Youth Care Certification Board

The first two courses will be Asynchronous On-line.  The courses will open for you to begin November 1, 2019 and must be completed by December 31, 2019.  You can work at your own pace.

From January to May 2020, each month, the following five courses will be offered in the hybrid form of on-line web-based interactive and asynchronous on-line courses. 

From June to September 2020, The Capstone Course - Final Certificate Course

FOR: or email:

Advanced Family Interventions in Play Therapy
November 15-17, 2019

Les Suites Hotel
130 Besserer St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M9

Instructor: Greg Lubimiv, MSW, CPT-S

Learning Objectives:

  1. To utilize play therapy techniques and tools to enhance engagement and assessment of families.
  2. To utilize play therapy techniques and tools to enhance treatment of families and achievement of client goals.
  3. To utilize play therapy techniques to increase effectiveness in responding the challenges and/or resistance occurring during family sessions.
  4. To increase comfort in using play therapy in family therapy sessions
  5. To know what tools, supplies, materials to have available to use play therapy in family sessions
  6. To increase awareness of environmental factors which can impact family therapy and how to improve positive impact

This is the first offering of this education so do not miss it!
Members: $220 per day plus HST ($745.00)
Non-Members: $250 per day plus HST ($847.50)

For all information and registration go to:

Contact Kip Sharpe at for any other questions.