Category: Child and Youth Care

Vikki Reynolds joins the Keynote Lineup for 2018 Conference

Vikki Reynolds joins the Keynote Lineup for 2018 Conference

The Child and Youth Care Association of BC (CYCABC) is pleased to announce that acclaimed speaker, Vikki Reynolds (PhD Social Science, Tilburg University), will be joining us at the 2018 International & Canadian National CYC Conference as a keynote speaker.

Beloved trainer, speaker and consultant hailing from Vancouver, BC – Vikki lives and works on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish – (xʷməθkwəy̓əm [Musqueam], Sḵwx̱wú7mesh [Squamish], and Səl̓ílwətaʔ [Tsleil-Waututh] – nations). The CYCABC is excited to welcome a powerful speaker on social justice work to inform our learning stream on ‘Child and Youth Care as advocates and activists’.

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Vikki’s experience includes consulting, training and clinical supervision with refugees and survivors of torture, mental health and substance abuse counsellors, rape crisis counsellors, frontline and housing workers and transgender and queer communities. She has developed curriculum and taught Group Work, Trauma, and Diversity courses at Vancouver Community CollegeAdler University and the University of British Columbia. She received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Instructor from City University where she has taught for more than ten years. Vikki has presented her work internationally in Australia, New Zealand, U.S., and Ireland.


2018 Conference Proposals: Deadline Extended to Nov 30!

2018 Conference Proposals: Deadline Extended to Nov 30!

Great news for Child and Youth Care folks from across the province, across the nation and across the globe!

We have extended our 2018 Conference Call for Proposals to Thursday, November 30, 2017!

We will be promoting the following themes for our May 2018 Conference and would invite interactive and engaging workshop proposals that include:

For further information, please connect with us by e-mail:

We eagerly anticipate welcoming the world to Vancouver, BC, Canada for our 2018 Child and Youth Care Conference! 

– from the 2017-18 CYCABC Board

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: