4th Year Child & Youth Care Program
Toronto Metropolitan University
Hi my name is Kirishaa and I’m currently in my fourth year of Child and Youth Care at TMU (formerly Ryerson University). I’ve worked as a childcare provider for many years. A lot of what I’ve learned in the child and youth program at TMU gets implemented into my role such as creating a safe and welcoming environment for the children and youth I work with. I have also worked at a boys and girls club, where I worked with a diverse group of youth. Between these roles, I have learned a lot and had different experiences. I am excited to start my placement at MCASS and gain further experience in the field. Originally, I wanted to work as a CYC because I desired to do something in my career that is challenging and makes a difference in people’s lives daily. I feel that at MCASS there’s many different roles a CYC can take on. It’s inspiring to see the differences CYC’s make in children and youth’s lives. I feel that I can obtain my professional goals by doing my placement at MCASS.