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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
February 9, 2016

Canadian Excellence


"Children have the resilience to outlive their sufferings, if given a chance."

~ Ishmael Beah, "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" ~


After completing the Honours BA in Youth and Children's Studies, students will graduate with a deep and rigorous understanding of issues relating to children and youth now and in the past, and will have a range of skills with which to approach contemporary social, cultural, educational, legal and health issues that face children, and those who work with them, today.

Graduates of this program will be well positioned for a career in education, either with further study in a Faculty of Education or in other areas that are growing due to the provincial government's new emphasis on early child development in Ontario. Youth and Children's Studies also provides an excellent basis for future study and work in social work, family law, social services and children's advocacy.