Child and Youth Studies (CHYS) Society

Child and Youth Society

Child and Youth Studies (CHYS) Society


CHYS Society

The Child and Youth Studies (CHYS) Society provides a place where students come together to share ideas and enjoy one another's company. The second purpose is to engage in a number of activities designed to raise money for charitable organizations within St. Catharines and the Niagara Region. By becoming a society member, you may enhance your academic experience through interaction with other students, professors and the community at large.

Your participation and enthusiasm can help build a positive identity both within the university and outside. The society is made up executive members listed below, and various representatives for each academic year that speak to their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year classes about current activities in the child youth studies society . We are always looking for members to volunteer at our upcoming events, even if you are not a child youth studies student and would like to get involved with any of our fundraisers email us.

For more information you can contact either Claire Hickman at OR Dani Braiser –Brown at You can also join our CHYS Society facebook group at

CHYS Society Executive:

President: Claire Hickman
Vice- President: Dani Braiser-Brown
Secretary/Treasurer: Kristen Link

Past Events:

October 2013
CHYS Society Silent Auction
 Raised money for Gillian's Place Women's Shelter located in St. Catharines

Upcoming Events:

November 2013
Volunteering at “Out of the Cold”, St. Catharines
 Each Thursday in November we ask that 2 or 3 of our CHYS Society members, volunteer at Out of the Cold. Out of the Cold is a shelter for the less fortunate. This is not a fundraiser but a way of donating our time to those in need. We will be assisting them in clean up around their program

December 2013
Clothing drive for a charity (TBD)
 We will be placing clothing donation around campus to collect unwanted but gently used clothing, hats, mitts, unused socks, etc., for Gillian's Place Women's Shelter. They also assist children so both women's and children's clothing would be greatly appreciated. Check our Facebook page in December for locations of boxes

January 2014

February 2014
 Valentine's movie night at Isaacs
 Valentine's photo booth

March 2013
 2nd Silent Auction

1. How much time and dedication is involved with CHYS Society?
Approximately, 4 to 5 hours a month. This may vary depending on fundraisers or extra activities.
2. How often will we meet?
The society will try to meet at least once a month, but will vary since we are all busy with school work and extra activities. Please join our Brock CHYS Society Facebook group to keep updated on the up-coming meetings and events.
3. Does it count towards volunteer hours or recreational interest?
By joining the society it will be considered as volunteering. This experience and participation gets added to your experience plus transcript (this is a transcript that includes all the extracurricular activities you have been involved in with Brock U); a great addition to any resume.
4. What are some of the possible event that will be happening?
General meetings and social events, such as Brock Bowls or other events that will be decided on in our general meetings. We all work together to raise money for local charitable organizations. Your commitment and dedication is necessary when volunteering.