Community and Justice Services

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Two-hundred-hour field placement opportunity


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2022, 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.

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 First Peoples of Canada
SLJ305 Youth in Conflict
SLJ207 Conflict Mangement & Crisis Intervention
HUM200 Group Dynamics
GENED General Education Elective On Line (CJ Sem 2)

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 (7 weeks)
CJS250 Field Placement Integration
CJS251 Placement Workshops (7 weeks)

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1290.98 - - $4011.22
2 $2720.24 $1140.98 - $240 $4101.22

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1870.98 - - $15973.06
2 $14102.08 $1720.98 - $240 $16063.06

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

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)

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

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

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

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