Author: CYCABC

AGM 2017: May 5

AGM 2017: May 5

Join the CYCABC for a full day of learning and workshops!

Fri. May 5 @ Douglas College Coquitlam Campus (1250 Pinetree Way)

The CYCABC has invited corporate members to share some of the expertise and work being done in their organizations. This a great opportunity to connect with other practitioners agencies and employers.

Workshops include:

Complex Trauma Framework within Residential Services- A Collaboration with CTR and STLEO
Christina Cabrera, Program Coordinator, St Leonard’s
Fred Chou, M.A., CCC, Complex Trauma Resources
Jennifer Hanrahan, Director of Operations and Residential Services – St.Leonard’s

From Housing to Caring – A historical perspective of child and youth care services
Christopher Burt, MA in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Director at Hollyburn Family Services
John Taylor. Ph.D. (R.Psych.) Consulting psychologist to Hollyburn Family Services

Mobilizing Community Voice
Rebecca Lang, BA in CYC, MSW, Director of Programs & Services Federation of Community Social Services of BC

Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Complex Care Unit
Alison Bergum, MSW -Program Coordinator, Maples

Lunch and snacks provided.

End the day with a quick AGM to learn about what the CYCABC is planning for the next year, get an exclusive update on the 2018 National and International Conference.

Lunch and Learn Feb. 17

Lunch and Learn Feb. 17

Join the Child and Youth Care Association of BC for a special ‘Brown Bag Lunch & Learn’ on Friday February 17th.

Creating Evidence Based Change Through a Trauma Informed Lens: Translating Principles into Practice

Sue Hunt, BA CYC will share her experience and learning from a recent research project and indepth service review of a local Provincial Organzation.

Self Care Toolkit

Experienced CYC Practitioner Maureen Thompson, BA CYC will share some wisdom about how to take care of ourselves so we can take care of others. Recent events in her workplace highlighted the importance of this for herself and colleagues.

For tickets and more info, check out, please sign up through Eventbrite: 

BC to Host 2018 CYC Conference

BC to Host 2018 CYC Conference

The CYCABC is pleased to announce from the 2016 Canadian National Child and Youth Care Conference in Halifax, NS:Postcard 2-page-001

British Columbia will be hosting the 20th Canadian National Child and Youth Care Conference + 12th Triennial International Child and Youth Care Conference in 2018

Transitions and Transformations: influencing change through relational practice. 

Proudly hosted by the Child and Youth Care Association of BC (

More info to come in the following months including call for workshop proposals, accomodation info and more – stay tuned! 2018 Conference Event Page

An updated look for the web

An updated look for the web

While we continue to update the website, please send feedback directly to (Web/Social)

We are working to update info for 2016, including a very special announcement to be made at the Canadian National CYC Conference taking place this week in Halifax.