School of Community Justice and Police Studies

Community and Justice Services

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Obtain a level 1 leadership certificate at a therapeutic wilderness camp


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, and forensics. This comprehensive training will give you the skills you need to work in the fields of youth justice, restorative justice and adult corrections.

The program includes a 200-hour field placement.

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. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

CJS101 Correctional Programming
PSY240 Foundations of Psychology 2
CLT100 Canadas First People
SLJ305 Youth in Conflict
SLJ207 Conflict Mangement & Crisis Intervention
HUM200 Group Dynamics
GENED General Education Elective On Line

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

SLJ408 Career Fitness Testing
CJS250 Field Placement Integration
CJS251 Placement Workshops (7 weeks)

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96
2 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - $240 $4011.96

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
2 $12422.97 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - $240 $14301.69

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, ACHIEVE-2 Day Leadership Workshop, 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

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Mental Health and Addictions (Intensive) – 10 months (condensed) to complete
Police Foundations – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Social Service Worker Intensive (accelerated) – 10 months (condensed) to complete (must have a min of 40 hrs of direct experience with clients in a social service agency)
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Youth at Risk – 8 months to complete

Explore these opportunities and more through Canadore’s Transfer and Pathway

For more information, please contact the Pathways Officer:

Micheline McWhirter – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139