Professor Rebecca Ward was recently presented with the Award of Excellence by the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care. She has been awarded this honour as a result of her leadership and advocacy work in the field of child and youth care. This excellence has been observed both within the classroom and in the community, in her active promotion of the spirit of child and youth care, commitment to professional development, and ethical practice. Rebecca’s leadership is evident in her work with CYC NOW! Thunder Bay. Rebecca was instrumental in bringing the hugely successful OACYC Provincial Conference: CYC Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; A Profession in Motion to Thunder Bay in May 2016.