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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - OACYC - Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors
    Descriptive info: .. Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.. 2384 Yonge St.. P.. O.. Box 1214.. Toronto, ON M4P 3J6.. Join Now.. |.. Links.. Contact Us.. Feedback and Questions.. About Us.. Board.. Board Members.. Committee's.. Meetings.. Elections.. Membership.. Join Us.. Insurance.. Conferences & Training.. Trainings.. Conferences.. Current/Upcoming Conferences.. Archived Conferences.. Programs.. Website Notice:.. To enhance communication with members, we are in the process of launching a new website, as well as streamlining office emails to a central account this will help ensure that our office is able to respond diligently to membership inquires, in the most effective way possible.. During the transition to a new website, you might notice that some content is missing, and that the user portal has been modified, please excuse these inconveniences.. A Letter from the President.. September 28, 2013.. At the upcoming Annual General Meeting I will step aside from the role of President of the OACYC.. I will remain on the board in the capacity of Past-President.. I will focus all of my energy on moving towards professional regulation, and fostering and improving the political relationships that are necessary to achieve this goal.. We in the OACYC have been pushing membership with a lot of enthusiasm over the last year, as we believe that a strong membership base will provide more clout when dealing with the political process.. Our numbers are much stronger now.. I believe strongly that this goal is attainable.. In many of conversations that I have had over the last year I have spoken about the benefits to us, to our  ...   and youth --we will be protecting them from unqualified, unaccountable workers.. It has been my great pleasure and honour serving as the President of the OACYC, and I thank all those who have offered support, and challenged me to do better.. Finally on a sad note, a former colleague of mine at Thistletown, Irma Morgan recently passed away after a battle to cancer.. When I started at T-Town in 1992 in House 22 Irma was a well-seasoned front line CYW.. I was a young eager CYW, with so much to learn.. She challenged me on so many levels personally, both professional and personally, and I am a better CYW and person because I met her.. She had a remarkable calming effect on all those around her (both staff and clients), and was one of the most clinically minded front line CYW s I have had the privilege of working beside.. The incredible thing about Irma was that when she retired from T-Town in 2002 or so, she did so having worked front line for over 30 years.. Very quietly, unassuming without much fanfare delivering quality care to the young people she so genuinely cared for.. She will be sadly missed.. ~Keith Lindsay.. Member Login.. Username:.. Password:.. Forgot your password?.. Follow Us.. Events.. Fall 2013 Chronicle.. AGM Proxy Form -- AGM October 19th 2013.. 2013 'CYC Now' Conference Thunder Bay, Ontario October 23-25, 2013.. Renewal Documents.. Are You Advocating For Your Profession?.. Yes.. No.. Uncertain.. Poll Results.. Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors 2010 |.. Admin.. Website by.. Mediaforce..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - Membership
    Descriptive info: If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.. Print the.. application form.. Review the Membership categories to ensure that you meet the qualifications for membership.. Complete the membership form including reviewing and acknowledging the Code of Ethic s and Privacy Policy.. Submit membership form and supporting documentation via website or,.. Scanned and emailed.. office@oacyc.. org.. Fax: 1-866-403-5961.. Mail: 2384 Yonge St Toronto,.. ON M4P3J6.. Box 1214.. Advantages to Belonging to the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.. Have a voice in policy development, legislation and working conditions.. Be involved  ...   CE credits that promote personal and professional growth at a discounted member rate.. Increase skills and stay current in the latest trends, resources and methods of providing services.. Develop networks and contacts that can lead to employment opportunities all over the country.. Stay in touch through the OACYC Newsletter.. The Chronicle.. Have the ability to advertise your product, service or program to over 2000+ members.. Demonstrate to employers and clients that you are serious about your career.. Receive professional recognition of your participation and your commitment to the field of child and youth work.. Advocacy Education Connection Communication Protection..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - Links
    Descriptive info: The Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors support a number of organizations that work diligently to support Child and Youth Counsellors and the field of child and youth work.. We invite you to click on the sites listed to check out the services and resources available.. For information about the Canadian national association for CYCs, and CYC associations in other provinces, visit the.. Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations.. (CCCYCA) site at:.. www.. cyccanada.. ca.. To find out more about the profession internationally, visit the.. CYC-NET.. site at:.. cyc-net.. To find out about the annual.. Krista Sepp Award.. presented by Kinark Child and Family Services that honour the contributions of child and youth counselors and workers who play a vital role  ...   updates on the Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, visit.. sustainingchildwelfare.. The Commission was appointed by the Minister of Children and Youth Services on November 20, 2009, and given a three-year mandate to develop and implement solutions to promote the sustainability of child welfare in Ontario.. Ontario Association's of Children's Aid Societies - A Voice for child Welfare in Ontario.. oacas.. The St.. Lawrence College CYW Alumni chapter was formed to provide the almost 2,000 CYW alumni of both the Kingston and Brockville Campuses with networking, professional development, and social opportunities.. To become part of this group visit.. stlawrencecollege.. ca/ALUMNI/CYWchapter.. htm.. To add links to CYC related groups, resources, links and/or services, please contact us at.. This is not for individual advertising or 'For-Profit services'..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.. Toronto, ON.. M4P 3J6.. Phone:.. (416) 621-4340.. 1-888-367-7193.. Fax:.. 1-866-403-5961.. E-mail:.. Website:.. oacyc..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - Feedback and Questions
    Descriptive info: The OACYC tries to be responsive to members and web visitors alike.. If you have comments about this site or about OACYC issues, or issues in the CYC field, please send them along.. We continue to look for articles and information to pass on to our committees and members.. For suggestions on topics or news, please forward us your feedback.. Contact: office@oacyc..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - About Us
    Descriptive info: About the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.. The Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors (OACYC, ou en français, AOCEJ, l'Association Ontarienne des conseillers à l'enfance et à la jeunesse) is the professional association representing the 2000+ Child and Youth Counsellors - members, students and associates in the province of Ontario, Canada.. It also provides a voice for the other 8,000 child and youth workers in the province.. The major difference between Child and Youth Counsellors and other child and youth workers is one of professional and public accountability.. Only professional CYCs:.. Have proven their initial educational/training qualifications to an external body.. Are required to keep current  ...   discipline process available to members and the public alike.. Have access to the professional resources of the OACYC, including a network of over 1000 professional CYCs (in Ontario and beyond).. Scope of Practice.. The practice of Child and Youth Counselling is:.. "The assessment of maladaptive behaviour patterns and social-emotional functioning in children, adolescents, and young adults and the prevention and treatment of conditions in the individual, family, and community, in order to develop, maintain, and promote emotional, social, behavioural, and interpersonal wellbeing within the context of daily living.. ".. Adopted March 2004.. Aboust Us -- PDF Format (Advoacy and Educational Tool):.. Part #1.. OACYC_1.. 1.. pdf.. Part #2.. 2..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - Board
    Descriptive info: The Board.. The Board is the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.. The OACYC Board of Directors is elected by the membership and is therefore responsible to and subject to the will and needs of its members.. The Board establishes policies and procedures for its own operation and recommends policies for the Association as a whole, which are subject to approval by the members.. Duties of the Board.. Between meetings, the Board of Directors are vested with the  ...   CYC mission, goals, objectives and practice standards.. To determine, monitor, and strengthen CYW program and services.. Setting policy and ensures consistency within the Child and Youth Work profession by maintaining and amending the policies and manuals.. Ensure effective organizational planning.. CYC advocacy activities.. Fundraising.. Employment of an Executive Director and set the roles and responsibilities.. Enhance the public image of Child and Youth Care.. Ensure legal and ethical behaviour of CYC s and maintain accountability.. Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - Board Members
    Descriptive info: We would like to introduce you to the current OACYC Board members 2011/2012.. Executive Director - Debbie Sliwinski.. Debbie Sliwinski is a certified Child and Youth Counselor,with over thirty five years experience; her particular focus is in the areas of children's mental health, child welfare and trauma.. Debbie has worked on child and youth units psychiatric units for over 20 years, she has managed a Children's Mental Health Residence, Day Treatment and a Community Mental Health program for transitional aged youth with major mental illness.. Debbie has been a part time faculty at Centennial College for over fifteen years and provides consultation and support to families around children's mental health issues.. She has done trainings for Safeguard's and presented at many national international conferences.. Debbie has been an accreditation site reviewer for Children's Mental Health Ontario since 2008.. President - Keith Lindsay.. Keith Lindsay graduated from the Child and Youth Worker program at Cambrian College in Sudbury in 1989.. Keith first worked at Sudbury Youth Services (Open Custody/Detention) while he completed his studies.. After graduating Keith has worked as front line staff in residential programs (Fernie House, Syl Apps Youth Centre, and Thistletown Regional Centre).. He has also managed two day treatment programs at Thistletown.. Since 2001 Keith has been Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services for Bartimaeus, Inc for Central and Northern Ontario.. Keith first became involved in the OACYC in 1998, and became and became the president of the GTA Branch in 1999 when he joined the provincial board of directors.. He served as Vice President from for 2003-2004 and as President for 2005-2006.. Keith has a passion for the Child and Youth Work Profession and has spoken to many CYW classes challenging the students to strive for exceptional service delivery.. and promotion of the OACYC.. Keith continues to educate future CYW s as a part time faculty at Georgian College.. In 2006 Keith was the recipient of the Cambrian College Alumni Award.. Keith is married to Margaret (who he met in the CYW program at Cambrian College) and together they run the Bartimaeus office for Central and Northern Ontario.. They have two children Kayla and Jeremy.. Vice President - Jennifer Cawley Caruso.. Jennifer Cawley Caruso has been a professional member of the OACYC since 2001.. Her involvement with the association includes co-organizing conferences in Sudbury and travelling with students to Sarnia, Hamilton, and Thunder Bay conferences.. She is also active in a Sudbury-based  ...   within the Child and Youth Work field after graduating with a honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University.. In 2000, Julia left the school board for a full time position as a Residential Counselor working with latency age children at Peel Children s Centre, an accredited children s mental health organization.. In 2001, Julia was hired as the first Mobile Crisis Worker for the newly developed Crisis Response Service at Peel Children s Centre and during her six years on the Crisis Response Team, spent a year seconded to the position of Clinical Supervisor of the Crisis and Intake teams, before returning to her role as a Crisis Response Worker.. In 2007, Julia decided to pursue her Master of Science degree in Child and Youth Care Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale , Florida and graduated with honors in 2009.. For two years, while pursuing her Master degree, Julia worked as a Family Service Worker (child protection worker) at Family and Children s Services of Guelph and Wellington County to gain experience and better knowledge of child welfare.. In 2009 to the present, Julia returned to Peel Children s Centre, as she was hired as the Clinical Supervisor of the Crisis Response, Centralized Intake and TAPP C (arson prevention) programs.. Julia has been a fully certified member of the OACYC for the past ten years and looks forward to this new opportunity to promote Child and Youth Work as a profession, through her new role on the Board and to become more actively involved in the OACYC.. Past Presidents.. Since the OACYC inception, the OACYC has been fortunate to have some dynamic and innovative presidents.. These presidents were honored at our 50.. th.. Anniversary Conference Achieving Gold in 2009.. 1959 - 1962 Les Webber.. 1962 - 1963 Robert Butt.. 1963 - 1964 Robert Benner.. 1968 - 1972 Joel Shapiro.. 1972 - 1974 Les Webber.. 1974 - 1975 Brian Law.. 1975 - 1979 Susan Pratt.. 1979 - 1980 Dennis McDermott.. 1980 - 1981 Jeannie Senior.. 1981 - 1984 Rej Cousineau.. 1984 - 1986 Evelyn Herron.. 1986 - 1987 Donna Rockel.. 1987 - 1993 Joanne Cox.. 1993 - 1996 Tim Klassen.. 1996 - 1997 Dennis McDermot.. 1997 - 1999 Joanne Cox.. 1999 - 2005 Kathy Neff.. 2005 - 2007 Keith Lindsay.. 2007 - 2008 Terri McDade.. 2008 - 2010 Wanda MacArthur.. 2010 - present Keith Lindsay (Acting President)..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - Committees
    Descriptive info: In 2008, The OACYC Board of Directors officially moved from Regional Committee representation to Sector Committee representation.. This move was a reflection of the success of CYC s in a diversity of environments that typically employed other professions and have begun to embrace the specialized skills of child and youth workers in working with children, youth and families.. The intention of this move to Sector-Based Committee s is to ensure that the OACYC provides representation, a voice, information and support to Child and Youth Counsellors employed in each specific sector.. Generally, the role of the committees is to promote the five (5) founding objectives of the OACYC as they pertain to the focus of the Committee.. The OACYC has 8 Standing Committees and periodically establishes Ad Hoc committee s to address the needs of the members and the Child and Youth Care profession.. Our Current Standing Committee s.. School Based Committee.. Child Welfare  ...   is determined by each committee.. The committee will comprise of individuals who are affiliated with that sector either through employment or ownership or are student members of the OACYC.. The committee members must be members of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors, with preference given to certified members.. Committee members must have a demonstrated commitment of activities of the committee and through the actions of the OACYC.. Committee members must be considered knowledgeable and experienced in the focus of that sector or area being examined.. Membership on committee s should have geographical representation where advisable and/or feasible.. The average number of members who can participate on the committee may vary based on the individual committee objectives and the established and approved work plan.. The average term is two (2) years.. *.. Non-members may be invited to Committee deliberations as resources when needed; they would not be formal/voting members of the committee..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - Board Meetings
    Descriptive info: Board Meetings.. There shall be three meetings per year, typically in March, June and the fall (September-November) as well as the Annual General Meeting.. Meetings are typically held for a day and half in duration and to date have been arranged to be held for half day Fridays and whole day Saturdays Meeting times will be posted in advance to provide members and opportunity to attend.. There are three types of meetings.. Regular meetings.. Special meetings/teleconferences.. Emergency meetings.. Board meetings are open to all members of the Association.. Other persons who are not members of the OACYC can attend only by invitation from the Executive Director, President, or consent of the board.. Individuals with disabilities who may need a modification to participate in a meeting should contact the Executive Director s office no later than three (3) days before a regular meeting and as soon as possible in advance of a special meeting so that special arrangements can be made.. The Association s public records shall be open for inspection in the manner provided by and subject to the limitation of the law.. Quorum.. A majority of the directors (6) shall be considered as constituting a quorum for the transaction of business.. A quorum of the board must exist before a board meeting may begin and before any action may be taken.. A quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of members, shall consist of ten (10) percent of the full members.. Meeting Conduct.. All Board meetings will be conducted using.. Robert's Rules.. of Order (Revised).. as a guide, except when such rules are superseded by Board bylaws or policies.. Any member of the Board may make or second motions for action of the Board.. All votes on motions and resolutions shall be by voice vote unless a member of the Board requests an oral roll call vote.. No action shall be taken by secret ballot at any meeting required to be open to the public.. Executive or Closed Sessions.. Before convening into executive session, the President shall publicly announce the general purpose for excluding the public from the meeting place and the appropriate time when the executive session is expected to be concluded.. An executive session may be conducted for one or more of the following purposes:.. To review negotiations on the performance of publicly-bid contracts when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased costs.. To receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a Board member or staff member;.. To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for employment or to review the performance of a staff member;.. Evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to the Board; however, any interview of  ...   may require or will benefit from public comment.. Agenda.. The Executive Director, and the Secretary to the Board, shall prepare an agenda before each meeting in consultation with the President.. Board meeting agendas will be organized using the following structure:.. Date, time, and place of the meeting.. Presiding officer.. Board members in attendance.. Call to order.. Approval of Previous Minutes.. Business Arising from Minutes.. Approval of Agenda.. Reports.. Committee Reports.. Other Business.. Next meeting.. Adjournment.. Minutes.. The secretary of the Board shall record the minutes of all Board meetings.. Minutes become official upon approval by the Board and shall be retained as a permanent record of the Association.. A file of permanent minutes of all Board meetings will be maintained in the office of the Executive Director to be made available for inspection upon the request of any interested OACYC member.. A synopsis of the minutes shall be provided for publication.. Recommendations, Resolutions, Motions, Action Forms.. Recommendations are suggestions of possible course of actions, ideas, or charges.. Recommendations by an individual must be presented in the form of a motion, with a second, to be considered for action.. Recommendations presented by a committee/task-force are automatically treated as a motion, with an implied second, and are considered for action.. Resolutions are formal statements expressing a general will, intent or opinion of the board.. A resolution is usually made to honour or recognize a person or event.. Any formal resolution made and seconded must be considered for action by the board.. Motions are proposals for action that are fully developed and ready for implementation.. Any motions made and seconded must be considered for action by the board.. Annual Meeting.. The annual meeting shall be held in February of each year.. At every annual meeting, in addition to any other business that may be transacted, the following business will be heard:.. the report of the Directors,.. the financial statement and the report of the accountant shall be presented,.. a Board of Directors is elected,.. the Accountant appointed for the ensuing year and their remuneration fixed.. The members may consider and transact any business either special or general without any notice thereof at any meeting of the members.. Notice of the time and place of the Annual General Meeting shall be given to each member by sending the notice ten days before the time fixed for the holding the meeting.. Annual Report.. The board is responsible for preparing an annual report to the membership to be delivered at the Annual Meeting.. This report is compiled by the Executive Director and President from material in committee/task-force reports, board meeting minutes and action taken the Association.. The President typically presents the report at an Annual Meeting,..

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  • Title: Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors - Elections
    Descriptive info: Elections of the OACYC Board occur as a Slate Process.. The current Board puts forward the names and qualifications of 11 Directors who will be elected to manage the affairs of the OACYC for that year.. Each Director, at the time of his/her election shall have been a Full Member of the Association for at least two (2) years and remain a Full Member throughout his/her term of  ...   after s/he shall have been elected or until her/his successors shall have duly elected and qualified.. The whole Board shall be retired at each annual meeting but shall be eligible for reelection if otherwise qualified.. The OACYC members can attend the Annual General meeting and vote or provide a proxy vote and designate any other member or the Acting Executive Director to vote on his or her behalf..

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