The Childhood and Youth Studies Students’ Association (CYSSA) works towards:

  • Providing an environment where students can network and build connections within the Childhood & Youth Studies program.
  • Building student awareness of the field of Childhood & Youth Studies.
  • Bringing educational speakers to campus and organizing workshops.
  • Providing opportunities for volunteer work and fundraising for local charities and organizations.

The 2022-23 CYSSA Team

Danielle Treskov President

Joweria Abdile VP Administration

Taylor Sweeney VP Communications

Rona Fraser Member-At-Large

Past Events 

Social Events:

Meet and Greet

Hot Chocolate and Chill

Game Night


Holiday Donations: In December of 2020, the CYSSA board donated clothes and gift cards for youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and the SWAG program at the Carlington Health Centre. Both programs are wonderful youth organizations that are dedicated to helping young individuals living in and around Ottawa.

CYSSA donation to Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Professional Events:

  • Child Studies Alumni Event: Former CHST Alumni discussed their life after completing their Child Studies degree which included their experiences in terms finding work and other opportunities.
  • Anti-Racist Approaches to our Practices with Children and Youth: This was an amazing event to celebrate Black History Month. Speakers at the presentation included Jojo Abrokwah (Graduation coach for Black Students and worked with SWAG), Amina Hagger (Boys and Girls Club Ottawa), and Laura Mae Lindo (Anti-Racism Critic for the NDP).

CYSSA: Anti-Racist Approaches to our Practices with Children and Youth Event

To find out more, join our Facebook Group and Instagram @CarletonCYSSA or send us an email. We look forward to meeting you!

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