Children, Childhood and Youth

Children, Childhood and Youth

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

About Children, Childhood and Youth

Understand the human condition from the perspectives of young people. Our program takes a child-centred and children's rights-based approach to this relatively new field of study. You will explore the many facets of global childhoods from award-winning faculty members and distinguished researchers.

Our interdisciplinary and humanities-based approaches include courses from sociology, psychology, literature, history, anthropology, and human rights and equity studies. You will gain knowledge, skills and experience for working in child- and youth-focused settings and organizations. This program also opens doors to further study, including advocacy work, counselling, education, health and wellness, international development and much more.

You will learn:

  • Gain new and critical understandings of children and youth, their cultures and their rights.
  • Get a solid background in youth social justice advocacy and community engagement practices. 
  • Develop vital career skills including effective communication, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving.

Hands-on experiences 

  • Lead research with young people in the wider Toronto community in our 4th-year honours research project. 
  • Participate in a wide range of experiential activities in the classroom and community.
  • Participate in a range of experiences with young people, both globally and locally.


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Program Details

Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Experiential Education

Co-op or internship

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry


Summer entry