This program gives participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support children and youth who are struggling with a variety of relational and mental health issues. If you would like to complete this certificate program, please follow the steps detailed in the sidebar.

Self-Guided Certificate

Certificate in Responding to Children and Youth Issues

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Core/Mandatory workshops include:

Elective workshops:

Elective workshops make up the additional hours of training you need to reach 60 hours. These can be chosen from CTRI’s in-personlive virtual, or on-demand workshops. Suggested elective workshops to complete this certificate are: Play Therapy, Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth, Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth, and Trauma-Informed Care. You can find all our available workshop topics here.

Additional Information

We will apply any CTRI workshops you have attended within the last five years (proof of participation may be required). Upon registration, please contact Lauren Laycock at [email protected] if you have retroactive attendance you would like applied towards your certificate.

Please note:
*Webinars cannot be applied to the certificate program
*Workshops taken through other organizations cannot be applied to the certificate program

How it Works

$100.00 CAD registration fee (The cost of each workshop is charged when you register for them.)

Step 2
Register for and attend 60 credit hours of core and elective workshops. You are responsible for organizing your registration for these workshops.
Step 3

All 60 hours of workshops must be completed within five years of registering for the certificate. We will track your progress and award the certificate upon completion. Our in-person workshops, live virtual workshops, and on-demand workshops may all be counted toward the program.


In addition to the registration fee, there is the cost of each workshop you attend. The total cost of the certificate program will vary depending on the workshop formats and applicable discounts (see below). If you’d like to register for multiple certificate programs at the same time, please contact us.

Live workshop fees:
One-day: $229(early rate) and $259 (regular rate)CAD
Two-days: $429(early rate) and $479(regular rate)CAD
On-demand workshop fees:
One-day: $129CAD
Two-day: $219CAD


Orders that contain four or more registrations of a live workshop will automatically receive a group rate of 5% off.

If you register for a live workshop at least three weeks in advance, you will receive the early rate which is approximately 10% off.

If you are a college/university student or a senior (65+) please contact us for information on how you can receive an additional discount on live virtual workshops.