Community and Justice Services

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Two-hundred-hour field placement opportunity


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024: Commerce Court – North Bay

This program will prepare you for a rewarding and challenging career working with youth and adults in crisis. You will gain a working knowledge of the law, criminology, victimology and human behaviour. Benefit from practical workshops, industry tours and an integrated field placement component. Applied workshops include conflict resolution, mental health first aid, hostage taking and negotiating. This comprehensive training will give you the skills you need to work in the fields of youth justice, restorative justice and adult corrections.

Your Future Career

  • Program development facilitator
  • Youth worker
  • Restorative justice worker
  • Policing
  • Correctional officer
  • Crisis intervention officer
  • Emergency response team officer
  • Canine unit officer
  • Court liaison officer/bailiff

What You Learn

  • Criminology
  • Criminal law and procedures
  • Community program development and intervention
  • Case management techniques
  • Interviewing and counselling techniques
  • Special needs and diverse client groups
  • Human behaviour and mental health

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

CMM125 College Communications I
PSY100 Foundations in Psychology
SLJ101 Introduction to Canadian Criminal Justice
SLJ102 Criminology
SLJ105  Canadian Government & Public Administration
SLJ106  Community and Social Services
SOC100 Foundations in Sociology

Semester 2

CJS101 Correctional Programming
CLT100 First Peoples of Canada
GENED General Education Elective (CMM Sem 2)
HUM200 Group Dynamics
PSY240 Foundations of Psychology
SLJ207 Conflict Management & Crisis Intervention
SLJ305 Youth in Conflict

Semester 3

CJS151 Programming & Community Development
CJS155 Correctional Administration
CJS160 Interviewing & Counselling Techniques
CJS201 Special Topics: Diverse Client Groups
CJS205 Introduction to Management Techniques
CJS210 Principles of Community Re-Integration
PFN100 Personal Finance

Semester 4

CJS250 Field Placement Integration
CJS251 Placement Workshops
SLJ408 Career Fitness Testing

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1362.5 - - $4082.74
2 $2720.24 $1200.5 - - $3920.74

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15547.54 $1942.5 - - $17490.04
2 $15547.54 $1780.5 - - $17382.04

Mandatory Non-Academic Requirements for Placement:

Work-Integrated Learning (also called Placement, Field Placement, Practicum, Clinical Placement, etc.) provides students with rich and meaningful experiences wherein they have the opportunity to apply and extend the learning they gain from the classroom in real-word contexts. View placement requirements here.


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Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

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You will also need:

  • First Aid / CPR (2nd year) - apx. $90.00
  • Mental Health First Aid - apx. $250.00
  • Running Shoes, for fitness class (2nd year) - apx. $50.00
  • Conflict Resolution Certification (2nd year) - apx. $18.00
  • Emergency Response Baton (2nd year) - apx. $10.00
  • Criminal Background Check (2nd year) - apx. $25.00
  • Use of Force Certification (2nd year) - apx. $250.00 (optional)

Students have the opportunity to obtain further certifications through the program including Standard First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid, Conflict Prevention and Intervention, Conflict Resolution Simulation Lab, Suicide Awareness and Intervention Workshop and Use of Force Certification (some at an extra cost).

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.