What employers and grads say

Graduates of the Child and Youth Care program and employers of our grads have great things to say about the program. Here's a sampling:

Teri Corcoran

Community Schools Coordinator
David Thompson Family of Schools

"It has been a privilege to work with the Child and Youth Care practicum students from Douglas. I find their commitment, curiosity and energy brings a lot to our staff team and the students they connect with. It is really a great opportunity for all of us to learn!"

Laurie Birdsall

Director
Pacific Community Resources Society

"Pacific Community Services Society has enjoyed a very positive relationship with the ϼ Child and Youth Care program for over twenty years. The strong theoretical and practical foundation that the students receive from the well-respected faculty prepares them for a number of positions in the field. PCRS employs a number of the program's graduates. Given the ongoing expansion of the field and the highly competitive process of recruiting, we look forward to continuing to provide employment opportunities to ϼ graduates."

Brian Patel

Youth Services Programmer
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services

"The Child and Youth Care Program at ϼ is continually evolving to adapt to the ever-changing social services discipline. This diverse curriculum combines the necessary theory, hands-on experiences, practicality and student teaching to provide students with the essential tools to pursue a meaningful and professional career in their chosen field. I find myself continually drawing from the invaluable knowledge and experience I gained at ϼ. The generous support offered by the faculty has played an intrinsic role in my own professional development."

Tim Agg

Executive Director
PLEA Community Services Society

"ϼ has built a strong working relationship with us as an employer. We have great respect for the faculty and are impressed by the program content and learning environment. We look forward to continuing to hire Douglas graduates."