This Award recognizes the outstanding life-time career accomplishments of our members and their dedication to the Ontario Association of Child & Youth Care.

This Award is given biennially and is Provincial in scope. The award is presented at the Provincial Conference.

The Award is designed to honour the achievements of Child & Youth Care Practitioners who have been in the field for over 20 years, have actively supported the OACYC and have realized significant career achievements.  In addition nominees must hold a diploma in Child & Youth Work or a degree in Child & Youth Care, act as a mentor and role model for Child & Youth Care Practitioners and contribute to the overall enhancement of the profession.

The deadline for nominations to be received at the OACYC office for 2021 year’s Award is TBA. The final selection is made by the award committee made up of members of the OACYC Board of Directors.

The recipient of the Award will be featured on the OACYC website, in the Chronicle and will be acknowledged at the Provincial Conference. The recipient will receive an honorary membership to the OACYC.


To nominate your candidate, please ensure your submission includes the following:

  • The Candidates name. The candidate must be a professional member in good standing.
  • Current employment (most recent employment) & job title.
  • The name of the Nominator, who must also be a member of the OACYC.
  • A detailed letter from the nominator stating:
  • Their support for the nomination.
  • The reason for the nomination
  • The accomplishments of the nominee, contributions to the field, a description outlining how mentorship has been provided to other CYWs/CYCs, information about their work history and demonstration of how the candidate supported the OACYC and the overall enhancement of the field. Please provide examples.

Send all nominations by email to with subject line DMCD Award Nomination.