OACYC Achieving Gold - Celebrating 50 Years (OACYC Achieving Gold)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2009||End Date/Time: Jun 26, 2009|
|Registration Date: Jun 24, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 25, 2009|
The Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counselors and Jenâ€™s Place Therapeutic Group Care is truly honoured
to present â€˜Achieving Goldâ€™ - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the OACYC, its history and its achievements. Over the
past 50 years, Child and Youth Work in Ontario has expanded its professional competencies and strengthened its skills
to be considered the GOLD standard for working with the very special needs of children and youth. CYCâ€™s are
found in such professions as early care and education, community-based child and youth development programs,
parent education and family support, school-based programs, community mental health, group homes, residential
centers, rehabilitation programs, pediatric health care and juvenile justice programs. (Child and Youth Care Education
The three-day Conference - â€˜Achieving Goldâ€™ - 50th Anniversary OACYC Child and Youth Care will offer CYCâ€™s and
other professional an opportunity to come together, engage and explore, share expertise and experiences, and enhance
knowledge regarding CYC practice methods and models.
â€˜Achieving Goldâ€™ is expected to draw approximately 500 - 600 participants from across Ontario and surrounding
provinces, becoming the largest OACYC conference yet! The 50th Anniversary Conference is being held in Toronto,
ON, which is home to many historical birthplaces, employers and educators of Child and Youth Work.
Speakers and Workshops
â€˜Achieving Goldâ€™ will deliver speakers that are not only real-life champions in Child and Youth Work but who will
inspire us to continue to work toward, to advocate, to accomplish and to be proud of who we are and who we will
be in OUR future.
â€˜Achieving Goldâ€™ will present workshops that will address gaps in knowledge, provide specific programming ideaâ€™s and
techniques and to promote strength-based, success-oriented programs that can be used in the variety of settings that
employ Child and Youth Workers.Posters, Exhibits, and Vendors
â€˜Achieving Goldâ€™ will provide an opportunity for individuals and organizations to showcase innovative research,
activities or programmes through poster presentations, exhibits and vendor opportunities. These mediums can share
and celebrate the alternative successes of Child and Youth Workers with all the participants.
For information on OACYC membership, please follow the link to www.oacyc.org for information.