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Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • autism therapist
  • camp director/administrator
  • child and youth worker
  • child life specialist
  • children’s advocate
  • community developer
  • developmental services worker
  • early childhood educator
  • guidance counsellor
  • learning consultant
  • literacy program coordinator
  • non-profit program manager
  • occupational therapist
  • psychologist
  • recreation planner
  • social worker
  • support worker
  • teacher
  • volunteer manager
  • youth engagement coordinator
  • youth parole officer

Sample Industries/Types of Employers

  • children’s aid society
  • children’s hospitals
  • children’s museums
  • community organizations
  • educational institutions
  • government agencies/offices
  • libraries
  • media organizations
  • municipal parks and recreation
  • non-profit organizations
  • Ontario Early Years Centre
  • postsecondary institutions
  • public health department
  • research institutes
  • schools
  • tutoring/learning centres

"I am a teacher now and I think that the Youth and Children's Studies program really prepared me for teachers college. I loved the classes that I had to take and the electives I was allowed to take as well. I always recommend the program to friends and family."

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