‘I understand where you’re coming from.’

Ravina dhaliwal sits in a cafe drinking coffee

Ravina Dhaliwal uses lived experience to connect with her young Aboriginal clients.

Journey for justice

Child and Youth Care instructor Carys Cragg talks about her book, ‘Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father’, why she wrote it and how the experience informs her work.

Child and Youth Care student aiming for career helping teens in need

Like many of her peers, Gursimran Mann had planned to transfer to university after completing two years at Douglas College. But once the psychology student heard about the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care (CYC) program from a fellow Student Ambassador, her transfer plans went out the window. “When I started at Douglas, I planned to become a clinical counsellor, but then I started to volunteer more with youth and children, and I had a change of heart,” she said. “I realized I wanted to pursue a career focusing on… Read More

Child and Youth Care student gives back

Meredith Graham has faced many difficulties in life. She left home when she was a teenager, couch surfed, and graduated high school while living in a group home. She also has bipolar disorder. But none of that has stopped her from pursuing her career and educational goals. Meredith works as a youth and family development worker for a Burnaby non-profit and is studying in the Child and Youth Care program at Douglas College. “Some days are brighter than others and it is an ongoing learning process for me to appreciate that my… Read More