Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our Diocesan Online Certification in Youth Ministry Studies. 


We are pleased to offer this certification in partnership with the University of Dayton and their Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation. This certification has been developed with the desire to equip youth ministers with the confidence and capacity they require to adequately accompany young people and their families in their journey of faith. We are excited to engage in this new adventure in adult faith formation, one that will motivate peer led learning and dialogue that will only serve to enhance our praxis of ministry in parishes and schools. 


Please take the time to review all the information on this webpage along with all necessary registration materials.

If you have any questions that you would like to discuss, feel free to contact the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry at (905) 528-7988 x 2245 or


The Diocesan Certification in Youth Ministry Studies provides a current and comprehensive look at the landscape of Catholic Youth Ministry. We invite all those who minister with young people to build capacity and confidence in their roles as leaders in ministry. In community with other youth ministers across the Diocese, the certification process will also build a spirit of fellowship and prayerful support of our brothers and sisters working in the fields. All veteran, new and discerning youth ministers are welcome.